Imatge de l'autor

Elmore Leonard (1925–2013)

Autor/a de Get Shorty

159+ obres 36,965 Membres 856 Ressenyes 121 preferits

Sobre l'autor

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 mostra'n més 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) mostra'n menys
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Sèrie

Obres de Elmore Leonard

Get Shorty (1990) 2,380 exemplars, 48 ressenyes
Rum Punch (1992) 1,539 exemplars, 17 ressenyes
Out of Sight (1996) 1,511 exemplars, 27 ressenyes
Be Cool (1999) 1,414 exemplars, 16 ressenyes
Tishomingo Blues (2002) 1,410 exemplars, 23 ressenyes
Killshot (1989) 1,230 exemplars, 19 ressenyes
Maximum Bob (1991) 1,188 exemplars, 23 ressenyes
Pronto (1993) 1,177 exemplars, 25 ressenyes
Freaky Deaky (1988) 1,057 exemplars, 11 ressenyes
Cuba Libre (1998) 1,054 exemplars, 14 ressenyes
Riding the Rap (1995) 1,032 exemplars, 15 ressenyes
The Hot Kid (2005) 1,011 exemplars, 31 ressenyes
Glitz (1985) 988 exemplars, 18 ressenyes
Pagan Babies (2000) 979 exemplars, 20 ressenyes
Mr. Paradise (2002) 967 exemplars, 28 ressenyes
Bandits (1987) 917 exemplars, 9 ressenyes
Raylan (2012) 903 exemplars, 60 ressenyes
When the Women Come Out to Dance: Stories (2003) — Autor — 807 exemplars, 24 ressenyes
LaBrava (1984) 786 exemplars, 17 ressenyes
Road Dogs (2009) 737 exemplars, 40 ressenyes
Stick (1983) 686 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
Up in Honey's Room: A Novel (2007) 678 exemplars, 19 ressenyes
Naked Came the Manatee (1997) — Col·laborador — 677 exemplars, 18 ressenyes
52 Pick-Up (1974) 656 exemplars, 17 ressenyes
Djibouti (2010) 648 exemplars, 48 ressenyes
City Primeval: High Noon in Detroit (1980) 625 exemplars, 17 ressenyes
Touch (1987) 602 exemplars, 10 ressenyes
Swag (1976) 583 exemplars, 22 ressenyes
The Complete Western Stories of Elmore Leonard (1975) 530 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
Cat Chaser (1982) 518 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
Unknown Man #89 (1977) 509 exemplars, 9 ressenyes
The Switch (1978) 490 exemplars, 10 ressenyes
Hombre (1961) 468 exemplars, 23 ressenyes
The Big Bounce (1969) 468 exemplars, 10 ressenyes
Split Images (1981) 451 exemplars, 9 ressenyes
Valdez Is Coming (1970) 416 exemplars, 20 ressenyes
Mr. Majestyk (1974) 391 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
Gold Coast (1980) 371 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
The Hunted (1977) 347 exemplars, 8 ressenyes
Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing (2001) 296 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
Three-Ten to Yuma and Other Stories (1953) 267 exemplars, 8 ressenyes
The Moonshine War (1969) 267 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
The Bounty Hunters (1953) 245 exemplars, 8 ressenyes
A Coyote's in the House (2004) 205 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Forty Lashes Less One (1981) 190 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
Gunsights (1979) 176 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Last Stand at Saber River (1980) 157 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
Escape from Five Shadows (1956) 156 exemplars, 4 ressenyes
The Law at Randado (1985) 154 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Comfort to the Enemy and Other Carl Webster Stories (2009) 131 exemplars, 16 ressenyes
Elmore Leonard: La Brava; Cat Chaser; Split Images (1992) 119 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Blood Money and Other Stories (2006) 50 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Trail of the Apache and Other Stories (2007) 49 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Joe Kidd [1972 film] (1972) — Screenwriter — 39 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Get Shorty (Penguin Readers: Level 3 S.) (1998) — Autor — 25 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Killshot [2008 film] (2008) — Novel — 20 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Two Bagger [and] Chickasaw Charlie Hoke (2007) 17 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Hombre ; Que viene Valdez (1961) 8 exemplars
Chantaje Mortal (1974) 5 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Trespassers (Kindle Single) (2013) 5 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Médecine apache (2008) 5 exemplars
Karen Makes Out (2012) 5 exemplars
High Adventure #29 (1996) 4 exemplars
Casino (1986) 3 exemplars
Jugar duro (1987) 3 exemplars
Los cazarrecompensas (2022) 3 exemplars
Interview with Elmore Leonard (2005) 2 exemplars
Spel om annans liv 2 exemplars
Jugar duro Fulgor de muerte (1987) 2 exemplars
L'Évasion de Five Shadows (2003) 2 exemplars
Inconnu 89 (2019) 2 exemplars
שודדים 1 exemplars
Nepoznati br. 89 1 exemplars
Han kallades Hombre... 1 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Justica de Crocodilo (1992) 1 exemplars
Maximum Bob-20.00 (1900) 1 exemplars
Tómatelo con calma (2000) 1 exemplars
Fire in the Hole Novella (Raylan 2.5) 1 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Hard Way 1 exemplars
Jackie Brown 1 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Valdez Vem Aí (2004) 1 exemplars
Duelo Final 1 exemplars
Um Bom Argumento 1 exemplars
Le storie di Carl Webster (2015) 1 exemplars
Maximum Leonard (1993) 1 exemplars
Leonard Elmore 1 exemplars
The Kid 1 exemplars
Mobsters and Gangsters (2002) 1 exemplars
Line of Sight 1 exemplars
Hot Shot 1 exemplars
Confession (2013) 1 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Glanc (2008) 1 exemplars
Sense títol 1 exemplars
Hombre desconocido 89 (1977) 1 exemplars
Notebooks 1 exemplars
For Something to Do 1 exemplars
סחיטה 1 exemplars
Le Don Quichotte du Sinaï (2005) 1 exemplars
D'UN COUP, D'UN SEUL (1990) 1 exemplars
Retour à Saber river (2005) 1 exemplars
Rukojmí (1994) 1 exemplars
La loi de la cite (1986) 1 exemplars
El Juez (Spanish Edition) (1993) 1 exemplars
Quarenta Chibatadas Menos Uma (2004) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales (2002) — Col·laborador — 1,476 exemplars, 20 ressenyes
For the Love of Books: 115 Celebrated Writers on the Books They Love Most (1999) — Col·laborador — 456 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
The Best American Noir of the Century (2010) — Col·laborador — 370 exemplars, 7 ressenyes
The Best American Mystery Stories 2003 (2003) — Col·laborador — 206 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Writers on Writing, 2: More Collected Essays from the New York Times (2003) — Col·laborador — 187 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Hard-Boiled: An Anthology of American Crime Stories (1995) — Col·laborador — 186 exemplars, 6 ressenyes
The Best American Mystery Stories 2006 (2006) — Col·laborador — 153 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Dangerous Women (2005) — Col·laborador — 135 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Best American Mystery Stories 1997 (1997) — Col·laborador — 119 exemplars
The Arbor House Treasury of Great Western Stories (1982) — Col·laborador — 103 exemplars, 1 ressenya
A New Omnibus of Crime (2005) — Col·laborador — 97 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
Murder for Love (1996) — Col·laborador — 93 exemplars
McSweeney's Issue 39 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2011) — Col·laborador — 85 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
The Best American Mystery Stories 2016 (2016) — Col·laborador — 85 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Pulp Fictions: Hardboiled Stories (1996) — Col·laborador — 71 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Hombre [1967 film] (1967) — Original Story — 52 exemplars
Murderers' Row (2001) — Col·laborador — 37 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Vintage Book of Classic Crime (1993) — Col·laborador — 34 exemplars
Rediscoveries II: Important Writers Select Their Favorite Works of Neglected Fiction (1988) — Col·laborador — 30 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Great Tales of the West (1982) — Col·laborador — 30 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Last Stand at Saber River [1997 TV Movie] (1997) — Original book — 29 exemplars
Miami Noir: The Classics (2020) — Col·laborador — 24 exemplars, 13 ressenyes
The Best of the Best American Mystery Stories: The First Ten Years (2014) — Col·laborador — 21 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (2003) — Col·laborador — 21 exemplars, 1 ressenya
New Trails: Twenty-Three Original Stories (1994) — Col·laborador — 17 exemplars
Mr. Majestyk [1974 film] (1974) — Screenplay — 13 exemplars
Best of the West: Stories That Inspired Classic Western Films (1988) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars
The Western Hall of Fame Anthology (1997) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars
Unbridled Spirits: Short Fiction about Women in the Old West (1994) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars
The Tall T [1957 film] (1957) — Original story — 10 exemplars
Mysterious Writers: The Many Facets of Mystery Writing (2010) — Col·laborador — 9 exemplars
Best of the West 2: Stories That Inspired Classic Western Films (1990) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars

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Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Leonard, Elmore
Nom oficial
Leonard Jr., Elmore John
Altres noms
Leonard, Elmore John, Jr. (birth name)
Data de naixement
1925-10-11
Data de defunció
2013-08-20
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
VS
Lloc de naixement
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Lloc de defunció
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA
Causa de la mort
stroke complications
Llocs de residència
Birmingham, Michigan, USA
Bloomfield Village, Michigan, USA
Educació
University of Detroit (BA|1950)
Professions
copywriter
short-story writer
novelist
screenwriter
Relacions
Leonard, Peter (zoon)
Organitzacions
Chevrolet
Campbell-Ewald Advertising Agency
United States Navy (WWII)
Premis i honors
Cartier Diamond Dagger 2006
Agent
Andrew Wylie (The Wylie Agency)
Biografia breu
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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omoucho | Jun 26, 2024 |
Very entertaining and quick read. The TV show certainly has caught the tone of these characters perfectly.
 
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SteveCarl | Hi ha 59 ressenyes més | Jun 24, 2024 |
Great tale by the immortal Elmore Leonard
 
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Rostie | Hi ha 21 ressenyes més | Jun 21, 2024 |
In progress...

I'm not sure when these short stories first were published, but I think the 1950s. Some of the words would be considered objectionable today: "greasers" (for Mexicans), "bucks" (for Indians), but probably reflect authentic language usage and attitudes. The actual writing is pretty good--I was honestly surprised at the quality of the prose.

Apache Medicine: Army scout Kleecan encounters bandits who stole a military payroll, and leads them into a trap. A good story, tightly written, with an unexpected ending. 3.5 stars

Red Hell Hits Canyon Diablo: an army detachment challenges an Apache war band to a drinking contest. 3.5 stars

The Last Shot: a Confederate soldier/spy fires the last shot of the Civil War in an assassination attempt. 2 stars

Blood Money: a group of outlaws, cornered by a posse, gambles with high stakes. 3.5 stars

Saint with a Six-Gun: a young deputy makes a bad decision, but it turns out all right in the end. 3 stars

Man with the Iron Arm: a bully gets his comeuppance in the most satisfying way. 4 stars

The Longest Day of His Life: the best story in the batch, a man minding his own business runs afoul of some outlaws, and has to take a stand. This one feels authentic, without the usual hero tropes. In fact, none of these stories is the usual Western fare. Each feels unexpected, but also inevitable.
… (més)
½
 
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TheGalaxyGirl | Jun 18, 2024 |

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Obres
159
També de
34
Membres
36,965
Popularitat
#494
Valoració
½ 3.6
Ressenyes
856
ISBN
1,594
Llengües
24
Preferit
121

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