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The Resource Being cool : the work of Elmore Leonard, Charles J. Rzepka

Being cool : the work of Elmore Leonard, Charles J. Rzepka

Label
Being cool : the work of Elmore Leonard
Title
Being cool
Title remainder
the work of Elmore Leonard
Statement of responsibility
Charles J. Rzepka
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Widely known as the crime fiction writer whose work led to the movies Get Shorty and Out of Sight, Elmore Leonard had a special knack for creating "cool" characters. In Being Cool, Charles J. Rzepka looks at what makes the dope-dealers, bookies, grifters, financial advisors, talent agents, shady attorneys, hookers, models, and crooked cops of Leonard's world cool. They may be nefarious, but they are also confident, skilled, and composed and cope without effort or thought. And they are good at what they do. Taking being cool as the highway through Leonard's life and works, Rzepka finds plenty of byways to explore along the way. Rzepka delineates the stages and patterns that characterize Leonard{u2019}s creative evolution. Like jazz greats, he forged an individual writing style immediately recognizable for its voice and rhythm, including his characters' rat-a-tat recitations, curt backhands, and ragged trains of thought. Rzepka draws on more than twelve hours of personal interviews with Leonard and applies what he learned to his close analysis of the writer{u2019}s long life and prodigious output: 45 published novels, 39 published and unpublished short stories, and numerous essays written over the course of six decades
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rzepka, Charles J
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3562.E55
LC item number
Z85 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Leonard, Elmore
  • Leonard, Elmore
  • Detective and mystery stories, American
Label
Being cool : the work of Elmore Leonard, Charles J. Rzepka
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Being cool: Learning authenticity -- Being other(s): "Making" imaginary friends -- Plays well with others: Take five -- Choruses: After 1980 -- Conclusion: What happens next?
Control code
826300862
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 225 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781421410159
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2012047775
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)826300862
Label
Being cool : the work of Elmore Leonard, Charles J. Rzepka
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Being cool: Learning authenticity -- Being other(s): "Making" imaginary friends -- Plays well with others: Take five -- Choruses: After 1980 -- Conclusion: What happens next?
Control code
826300862
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 225 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781421410159
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2012047775
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)826300862

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