Elmore, no more

Elmore Leonard, The “Dickensian American”, and prolific writer of the crime genre had many of his novels transferred to the screen.

By (AR Modak, by email)

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Published: Thu 22 Aug 2013, 8:38 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 5:08 PM

His death brings to an end a generation of novelists — Truman Capote, Alastair Maclean, John Steinbeck and Ernest Hemingway, whose brand of writing about a raw America — the period of war, poverty, depression, prohibition, gangsterism, union brawls, and moonlighting —illustrated to a world that even in a land of opportunity, hardships were the order of the day.

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