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Elmore Leonard (1925–2013)

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Elmore John Leonard, Jr. 10/11/25 -- 8/20/13 Elmore John Leonard, Jr., popularly known as mystery and western writer Elmore Leonard, was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on October 11, 1925. He served in the United States Naval Reserve from 1943 to 1946. He received a Ph.D. in English from the näytä lisää University of Detroit in 1950. After graduating, he wrote short stories and western novels as well as advertising and education film scripts. In 1967, he began to write full-time and received several awards including the 1977 Western Writers of America award and the 1984 Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe award. His other works include Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Hombre, Mr. Majestyk, 3:10 to Yuma, and Rum Punch. Many of his works were adapted into movies. Library of America recently announced plans to publish the first of a three-volume collection of his books beginning in the Fall of 2014. Leonard died on August 20, 2013 from complications of a stroke he had earlier. He was 87 years old. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Unknown Man #89 (1977) 505 kappaletta
The Switch (1978) 487 kappaletta
The Big Bounce (1969) 464 kappaletta
Hombre (1961) 463 kappaletta
Split Images (1981) 443 kappaletta
Valdez (1970) 412 kappaletta
Mr. Majestyk (1974) 389 kappaletta
Gold Coast (1980) 369 kappaletta
The Hunted (1977) 345 kappaletta
The Moonshine War (1969) 264 kappaletta
The Bounty Hunters (1953) 243 kappaletta
A Coyote's in the House (2004) 203 kappaletta
Forty Lashes Less One (1981) 185 kappaletta
Gunsights (1979) 174 kappaletta
Escape from Five Shadows (1956) 156 kappaletta
Last Stand at Saber River (1980) 152 kappaletta
The Law at Randado (1985) 151 kappaletta
Blood Money and Other Stories (2006) 50 kappaletta
Joe Kidd [1972 film] (1972) — Screenwriter — 38 kappaletta
Get Shorty (Penguin Readers: Level 3 S.) (1997) — Tekijä — 25 kappaletta
Killshot [2008 film] (2008) — Novel — 19 kappaletta
Hombre ; Que viene Valdez (1961) 8 kappaletta
The Trespassers (Kindle Single) (2013) 6 kappaletta
Médecine apache (2008) 5 kappaletta
Chantaje Mortal (1974) 5 kappaletta
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High Adventure #29 (1996) 4 kappaletta
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L'Évasion de Five Shadows (2003) 2 kappaletta
Inconnu 89 (2019) 2 kappaletta
Get Shorty: Season 1 2 kappaletta
Interview with Elmore Leonard (2005) 2 kappaletta
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Confession (2013) 1 kappale
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Hot Shot 1 kappale
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The Kid 1 kappale
Line of Sight 1 kappale
Glanc (2008) 1 kappale
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Le storie di Carl Webster (2015) 1 kappale
סחיטה 1 kappale
Le Don Quichotte du Sinaï (2005) 1 kappale
D'UN COUP, D'UN SEUL (1990) 1 kappale
Retour à Saber river (2005) 1 kappale
Rukojmí (1994) 1 kappale
La loi de la cite (1986) 1 kappale
El Juez (Spanish Edition) (1993) 1 kappale

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McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales (2002) — Avustaja — 1,472 kappaletta
The Best American Noir of the Century (2010) — Avustaja — 368 kappaletta
The Best American Mystery Stories 2003 (2003) — Avustaja — 205 kappaletta
Hard-Boiled: An Anthology of American Crime Stories (1995) — Avustaja — 183 kappaletta
The Best American Mystery Stories 2006 (2006) — Avustaja — 152 kappaletta
Dangerous Women (1998) — Avustaja — 134 kappaletta
The Best American Mystery Stories 1997 (1997) — Avustaja — 117 kappaletta
The Arbor House Treasury of Great Western Stories (1982) — Avustaja — 102 kappaletta
A New Omnibus of Crime (1771) — Avustaja — 97 kappaletta
Murder for Love (1996) — Avustaja — 92 kappaletta
McSweeney's Issue 39 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2011) — Avustaja — 85 kappaletta
The Best American Mystery Stories 2016 (2016) — Avustaja — 83 kappaletta
Pulp Fictions: Hardboiled Stories (1996) — Avustaja — 70 kappaletta
Hombre [1967 film] (1967) — Original Story — 48 kappaletta
Murderers' Row (2001) — Avustaja — 37 kappaletta
The Vintage Book of Classic Crime (1993) — Avustaja — 34 kappaletta
Last Stand at Saber River [1997 TV Movie] (1997) — Original book — 30 kappaletta
Great Tales of the West (1982) — Avustaja — 30 kappaletta
Miami Noir: The Classics (2020) — Avustaja — 24 kappaletta
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (2003) — Avustaja — 21 kappaletta
New Trails: Twenty-Three Original Stories (1994) — Avustaja — 17 kappaletta
Mr. Majestyk [1974 film] (1974) — Screenplay — 12 kappaletta
The Western Hall of Fame Anthology (1997) — Avustaja — 10 kappaletta
The Tall T [1957 film] (1957) — Original story — 10 kappaletta
Mysterious Writers: The Many Facets of Mystery Writing (2010) — Avustaja — 9 kappaletta

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Kanoninen nimi
Leonard, Elmore
Virallinen nimi
Leonard Jr., Elmore John
Muut nimet
Leonard, Elmore John, Jr. (birth name)
Syntymäaika
1925-10-11
Kuolinaika
2013-08-20
Sukupuoli
male
Kansalaisuus
VS
Syntymäpaikka
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Kuolinpaikka
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA
Kuolinsyy
stroke complications
Asuinpaikat
Birmingham, Michigan, USA
Bloomfield Village, Michigan, USA
Koulutus
University of Detroit (BA|1950)
Ammatit
copywriter
short-story writer
novelist
screenwriter
Suhteet
Leonard, Peter (zoon)
Organisaatiot
Chevrolet
Campbell-Ewald Advertising Agency
United States Navy (WWII)
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Cartier Diamond Dagger 2006
Agentti
Andrew Wylie (The Wylie Agency)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Elmore John Leonard Jr. (October 11, 1925 – August 20, 2013) was an American novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter. Leonard was born in New Orleans, Louisiana; the family moved frequently for several years. In 1934, the family settled in Detroit.

He graduated from the University of Detroit Jesuit High School in 1943 and joined the Navy. He graduated from the University of Detroit in 1950 with a bachelor's degree in English and philosophy. A year before he graduated, he got a job as a copy writer with Campbell-Ewald Advertising Agency, a position he kept for several years, writing on the side.

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You know, there was a point there where I was reading a ton of Elmore Leonard. I was picking up his back catalogue at the same time he was still releasing new work.

And I loved it all.

Then, I pretty much finished everything I had by Leonard and he passed away. And the world lost a brilliant writer. I was so bummed, I don't think I've read any of his books since he passed, almost 11 (!) years ago.

So, it was high time to read some more. This was one I'd somehow missed from his catalogue and, while it's not his absolute best, man, it was refreshing to dive into Leonard's characters, his incredible dialogue, and his "everyone's out to screw everyone else" plots.

His books are simply fun. Filled with people you immediately recognize and either love or loathe.

I've gotta read some more Leonard.
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TobinElliott | 10 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 6, 2024 |
The best way to describe this book is "movie-ish". And yes! It was made into the movie "Jackie Brown." (which is on my 'to watch' list.
Getting back to the book, it is more plot-driven than character-driven. The plot seems like it would translate better to the screen than to the page. It has a lot of action, with twists, turns, double-crosses, and some events that seem random. Some of the writing was awkward.
Overall, a quick, fun read. Not too deep. *Three stars...I liked it but didn't love it.… (lisätietoja)
 
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Chrissylou62 | 17 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 11, 2024 |
Love Leonard.
 
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ben_r47 | 57 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 22, 2024 |
This was an excellent book. Great character development, lots of action. The book grabbed me from the first page and held my interest all the way through. I've read and enjoyed a lot of Elmore Leonard's books, but this is the first western of his I've read, and I've never been a fan of westerns but this book has created a desire in me to read some more from that genre. The motivations of the book's characters were believable and I found myself caring about what happened to them. That's something that's hard to find with most books. For anyone else who enjoys this type of book (adventure, one man against overwhelming odds), I would recommend Last of the Breed by Louis L'Amour, and Winter of Frankie Machine by Don Winslow.… (lisätietoja)
 
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davidgloer | 19 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 21, 2024 |

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