A Very Interesting Week For Newsweek Subscribers 60 Years Ago
1) “Plenty More Like Her”  WTF?
2) “Will Iran Be Another Korea?”

A Very Interesting Week For Newsweek Subscribers 60 Years Ago

1) “Plenty More Like Her”  WTF?

2) “Will Iran Be Another Korea?”



"My life goal is the expansion of human knowledge, and the elimination of the earth-moon system as the boundary of human influence."

—From the book Private: Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks, and the Biggest Exposure of Official Secrets in American History, by Denver Nicks.  Quoted in Newsweek, 5/7/2012



"I’m not going to write for posterity. I’m going to write to make a buck."

Elmore Leonard in Newsweek, 2002



The Great Elmore Leonard  1925-2013

Hard-Boiled: His books depart from the hard-boiled tradition in another way: from Hammett to Mickey Spillane, from Macdonald to Robert B. Parker, writers have generally told these stories in the first person. By jettisoning the security of first-person narration — a unified point of view, a single sardonic tone of voice, a sense of the hero in control — Leonard can let his characters breathe more easily, show us how matters seem to them. In this way, the reader knows more about what’s going on than the hero does. 

Newsweek  April 22, 1985

The Great Elmore Leonard  1925-2013

Hard-Boiled: His books depart from the hard-boiled tradition in another way: from Hammett to Mickey Spillane, from Macdonald to Robert B. Parker, writers have generally told these stories in the first person. By jettisoning the security of first-person narration — a unified point of view, a single sardonic tone of voice, a sense of the hero in control — Leonard can let his characters breathe more easily, show us how matters seem to them. In this way, the reader knows more about what’s going on than the hero does. 

Newsweek  April 22, 1985