English’s William Marling reviews book examining work of Elmore Leonard

Professor of English William Marling wrote a piece titled “In the Flow: On Charles J. Rzepka’s Being Cool: The Work of Elmore Leonard” for the Los Angeles Review of Books. In the article, he reviews Rzepka’s biography of Leonard, an American novelist, short story writer and screen writer.

Additionally, Marling contemplates why certain works, including Leonard’s, resist translation. He argues that a specific kind of “cool,” which Leonard embraces, cannot be translated as easily as the tone of other works.

Read the piece.