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  William Shawn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
William Shawn (August 31, 1907-December 8, 1992) was an American magazine editor who edited The New Yorker from 1952 until 1987.
Shawn," as he was universally known, was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Benjamin W. and Anna (Bransky) Chon.
William Shawn carried on an affair with New Yorker writer Lillian Ross from 1950 until his death; she later wrote a book about the affair.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/William_Shawn   (451 words)

 Wallace Shawn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shawn graduated with a B.A. in history from Harvard University, and studied economics and philosophy at Oxford, where he originally intended to become a diplomat; he also traveled to India as an English teacher.
Shawn's early plays, such as Marie and Bruce (1978), portrayed emotional and sexual conflicts in an absurdist style, with language that was both lyrical and violent.
Shawn's political work has invited controversy, as he often presents the audience with several contradictory points of view: in Aunt Dan and Lemon, which Shawn described as a cautionary tale against fascism, the character Lemon explained her neo-Nazi beliefs with such conviction that some critics called the play effectively pro-fascist.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wallace_Shawn   (770 words)

 William Shawn -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
William Shawn (August 31, 1907-December 8, 1992) was an American magazine editor who edited (Click link for more info and facts about The New Yorker) The New Yorker from 1952 until 1987.
Shawn," as he was universally known, was born in (Click link for more info and facts about Chicago, Illinois) Chicago, Illinois, the son of Benjamin W. and Anna (Bransky) Chon.
William Shawn carried on an affair with New Yorker writer (Click link for more info and facts about Lillian Ross) Lillian Ross from 1950 until his death; she later wrote a book about it.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/w/wi/william_shawn.htm   (602 words)

 Untitled Document
Shawn's New Yorker, by Ved Mehta, is a welcome and worthy addition to the library that has accrued around the magazine...and, given the recent history of The New Yorker and the direction it has taken, perhaps the last word on an icon in decline.
Shawn's courteous treatment of the young writer at their very first meeting is perhaps more shocking to a reader today than it was to Mehta.
Shawn a sign of health...his publication of my writing as if I were a typical writer rather than a blind or an Indian writer made me believe that I was not losing myself to him but, rather, discovering my true self..." What saves the book is that Mehta's admiration is so clearly sincere.
www.capitolabookcafe.com /archive/newyorker.html   (969 words)

 William Shawn, 85, Is Dead; New Yorker's Gentle Despot
William Shawn, the shy, strong-willed editor who ran The New Yorker for a third of this century, died yesterday morning at the apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan where he had lived since 1950.
Shawn remained the virtual dictator of the magazine's editorial policies through his 35-year tenure, which was unusually long for a chief editor in the hectic and turbulent magazine industry.
Shawn had done the most intensive editing for Farrar, Straus was Charlayne Hunter-Gault's "In My Place," a memoir published last month, about her life in the South from her birth to her becoming, in 1961, one of the first fl students to enter the University of Georgia.
partners.nytimes.com /library/books/050798shawn-obit.html   (2473 words)

 Wallace Shawn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Shawn is a widely-used character actor on television, where he has appearedin many genres and series.
Shawn's career spans all aspects of "low" and "high" culture, and his plays, unlike some of his television appearances, are considered very serious (even if they oftenhave comic aspects).
Shawn's political work has invited controversy, as he often presents theaudience with several contradictory points of view: in Aunt Dan and Lemon, which Shawn described as a cautionary taleagainst fascism, the character Lemon explained her neo- Nazi beliefs with such conviction that some critics called the play effectively pro-fascist.
www.therfcc.org /wallace-shawn-80405.html   (480 words)

 McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC: Shawn K. Leppo
Shawn received his law degree from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia where he graduated Order of the Coif and was also the recipient of the Herrmann Prize for Legal Technology.
During his time at William and Mary, Shawn was Assistant Director for Hardware Technologies at the Courtroom 21 Project, a joint project of William and Mary and the National Center for State Courts and one of the world’s foremost technologically advanced experimental courtrooms.
Shawn is a member of the Pennsylvania and Virginia Bars and is a Registered Patent Attorney registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
www.mwn.com /attorneys/leppos.html   (346 words)

 CJR - Mr. Shawn's New Yorker, by Lawrence Weschler
But the strange thing is that for all his legendary agoraphobia, William Shawn was at the same time a profound agoraphiliac.
For all his fear of public spaces, he continually displayed the utmost concern, and even reverence, for the Public Space, a forum he felt to be in deepest jeopardy (a jeopardy which, in turn, he often seemed to liken to the magazine's own).
William Shawn is gone now, and, to an extent, so is his audience.
archives.cjr.org /year/93/2/shawn.asp   (574 words)

 Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange 0906-1365 Shawn & William Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Quite sociable, Shawn makes friends easily and is comfortable in the company of adults and children who are slightly older than he is. He loves school and is a hardworking student who is excited about learning.
Shawn takes medication to help him focus better and is in weekly therapy to address emotional needs stemming from tremendous losses in his life.
Shawn is legally free for adoption and will do well with a family who can set firm loving limits and be able to advocate for his educational needs.
www.mareinc.org /children/photolisting/0906-1365shawn-william.html   (474 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Shawn, as he was often called out of the respect of others, was one of the best editors ever known and is considered by many to be the real “New Yorker.” Along with his success in editing, Shawn’s confusion about who he thought he really was overwhelmed him.
Shawn’s constant battles with his personal and professional selves-and how these plagued him throughout his entire life-helps to explain why he was such a secretive man. William Shawn was born in Chicago on August 31, 1907 to Benjamin and Anna Chon.
Shawn often felt suicidal because of what he was doing to his family and Cecille, but always fought such feelings to kill himself, and ultimately continued on with what had become a somewhat normal life to him.
www.hu.mtu.edu /~mmcooper/classes/editingreadings/William_Shawn-final.doc   (3052 words)

 The Talk of the Town
Shawn’s inner circle knew the relationship was going on, but it was kept secret,” says Mehta, himself a member of that inner circle.
Not surprisingly, friends of Shawn’s were dismayed when, earlier this year, Random House made the startling announcement in its summer 1998 catalogue that Lillian Ross had written a tell-all memoir about her affair with Shawn.
According to their theory, she resents being unfavorably compared with Shawn, and encouraged Ross to write the book as a way of besmirching his name -- bringing him down a notch, as it were, and raising herself in the bargain.
www.newyorkmetro.com /nymetro/arts/features/2553   (978 words)

 A Guarded Love: Lillian Ross and William Shawn
Shawn's wife, Cecille, answered the telephone for the only time in what Miss Ross describes as her long life together with Shawn, a life that included their setting up house 10 blocks south of the Shawns' apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and jointly raising Miss Ross' adopted son, Erik.
Shawn, now in her 90s, Miss Ross spoke slowly, as though taking pains to make herself understood: "That isn't the way one thinks when one is a writer.
In the book, Miss Ross describes Shawn, who was the editor of The New Yorker from 1951 to 1987, in terms that are positively saintly: He is selfless, honest, forgiving, meek "in the biblical sense." He tips taxi drivers twice the fare, turns down honorary degrees, never reproaches his children.
partners.nytimes.com /library/books/050798books-ross-shawn.html   (1346 words)

 Goings On About Town - The secret loves of William Shawn. By Jim Holt
To say that Shawn was "a man who grieved over all living creatures" is forgivable hyperbole; but later to add that he "mourned" for Si Newhouse when Newhouse unceremoniously fired him in 1987 (a couple of years after buying the magazine)--well, that's a bit much.
William Shawn's indispensability as an editor is amply manifest in Ross' memoir.
Shawn was allowing him to publish an autobiography in the pages of the magazine that was mounting up to millions of words over the years, and the very idea of it seemed to bore people silly.
www.slate.com /id/3066   (1866 words)

 Dismembering Mr. Shawn's New Yorker¬† - Coming soon to a bookstore near you.¬† By Bill Wasik and Erica Youngren   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Shawn gracefully responds to Farber's lengthy missives of life, love, and loss with reassuring replies, always beginning with the familiar greeting, "We regret that we are unable to use the enclosed material."
Shawn for his thoughtful repose, but the old fellow could enjoy a good joke from time to time.
Shawn was a brilliant, commanding editor, whose pen could make a phrase sparkle on the page.
slate.msn.com /?id=73671   (713 words)

 NOW. Arts & Culture. Wallace Shawn | PBS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Playwright and actor Wallace Shawn is currently appearing on the New York stage in David Rabe's HURLY BURLY.
Shawn's accomplished literary career began early — he is the son of William Shawn and Cecille Lyon Shawn who both worked at THE NEW YORKER.
William Shawn was the editor of the famed magazine from 1952 to 1987.
www.pbs.org /now/arts/shawn.html   (457 words)

 Encyclopedia: William Shawn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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For the Canadian politician, see Lillian Ross (Canadian politician) For the journalist, see Lillian Ross (journalist) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/William-Shawn   (1157 words)

 Commentary Magazine - The "New Yorker": Legends of the Fall   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
...and when he did, William Shawn was stunned to find that his friends who had written the letter and who he was sure would "go down in the elevator and never come back" (Mehta) behaved as if nothing had happened...
...The difference was that where Shawn ran a great deal of bilge that was precious and boring along with some good things, Brown's good things were accompanied by a great deal of bilge from the other direction: trendy, glitzy, eager to shock...
...Shawn's New Yorker by the veteran contributor Ved Mehta, 2 and Here But Not Here: My Life with William Shawn by the reporter Lillian Ross, 3 who was also Shawn's longtime lover-join in draping still more crepe on the enterprise...
www.commentarymagazine.com /Summaries/V109I4P49-1.htm   (2155 words)

 Mr. Shawn's Lost Tribe
Shawn affect -- shunning the finality and vulgarity of public utterances while you tell all on the telephone or at the dinner table.
Shawn sent her to report on the civil war in Biafra.
Shawn was so ambivalent about so many things -- including publishing -- and you didn't want to make life more difficult for him.
www.newyorkmetro.com /nymetro/news/media/columns/medialife/1812   (1057 words)

 BookPage Nonfiction Review: William Shawn Memoirs
Shawn's New Yorker -- which lasted from 1952-1987 -- was less a business than a family, peopled by the likes of J.D. Salinger, John Updike, Renata Adler, A.J. Liebling, St. Clair McKelway, and Maeve Brennan, writers to whom Shawn demonstrated fatherly allegiance.
Ross's purpose is to make the reader see the real Shawn -- hopelessly in love, plagued by phobias, blocked in his own writing, and overwhelmed by his own invisibility as an editor and a human being.
In the end, these memoirs are twin halves not only of Shawn, but of an era in American culture (the early to mid 1960s), a time of public good taste and, behind the scenes, some very private secrets.
www.bookpage.com /9806bp/nonfiction/william_shawn_roundup.html   (451 words)

 WILLIAM SHAWN WALSH - TheDailyMe.com Obituaries in Central Maine
BANGOR - William Shawn Walsh, 46, died Sept. 24, 2001, after a long and courageous battle with renal cell carcinoma, a form of kidney cancer.
Shawn was the recipient of the Spencer Penrose Trophy as National Coach of the Year and was elected president of the American Hockey Coaches Association, among many other honors.
Those who wish to remember Shawn in a special way may contribute to the Coaches Foundation, a charitable organization that can be contacted at the Coaches Foundation, P.O. Box 115, Bangor, ME 04402-0115, Telephone 207-990-4075.
www.thedailyme.com /Obituaries/william_shawn_walsh.html   (493 words)

 William Shawn Biography / Biography of William Shawn Main Biography
During a career with the New Yorker magazine that spanned more than 50 years, William Shawn (1907-1992) shaped its distinctive content and style, influencing writers across the U.S. and helping to mold public opinion on important issues of the day.
Described by a reporter for Time magazine as "a quiet tyrant of talent and taste," William Shawn made his mark as the longtime editor of the New Yorker, a weekly publication known for witty cartoons, quality fiction, trend-setting nonfiction, and thoughtful social commentary.
Nothing on its pages escaped Shawn's careful attention; his painstaking attention to detail and unwavering commitment to truth, logic, and clarity were legendary.
www.bookrags.com /biography-william-shawn   (240 words)

 Here But Not Here: My Life with William Shawn and The New Yorker   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Yet the thrust of this book is a self conscious and self serving apologia for her life long relationship with William Shawn.
Mr Shawn, in a controlling and manipulative way, suborned her life in a way that is both appalling and pathetic.
I cannot imagine prose as wretched as this surviving his meticulous blue pencil from anyone sufficiently detached from him to be regarded as a writer worthy of regard on the basis solely of his work.
www.nonfictionweb.com /Here_But_Not_Here_My_Life_with_William_Shawn_and_The_New_Yorker_1582431108.html   (690 words)

 Salon Books | Remembering Mr. Shawn's New Yorker
Although Ross, as everyone now knows, was intimate with Shawn for years in a cosmopolitan "marriage," Mehta's memoir begins as the stronger tale of passion.
William Shawn is just an editor and Ved Mehta is just a writer, which means they both spend their working life sitting on chairs writing and editing (invisibly!).
He "suspects" that a "nubby purple" bedcover is "not in keeping with the neutral colors in the apartment." There's skill in the use of the word "suspects," yet all of Mehta's adroitness with prose is wasted on nubby purple bedcovers.
archive.salon.com /books/sneaks/1998/05/22sneaks.html   (748 words)

 OpinionJournal - Leisure & Arts
Shawn" (as he was known to even his closest associates).
Shawn I had found a literary guardian of impeccable taste, the soul of kindness and generosity," Ved Mehta wrote in his memoir.
Shawn would use that small concession to try to control the whole project, in effect to edit his own profile.
www.opinionjournal.com /la?id=110004766   (1580 words)

 Amazon.com: Here But Not Here: My Life with William Shawn and The New Yorker: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Shawn's New Yorker, was a reporter who supported her husband when they got to New York, and even got him his fateful job at the magazine, prior to devoting herself to their family.
Shawn's New Yorker (Forecasts, April 6), Ross's memoir of William Shawn, who was her lover from 1952 until his death in 1992, shows us, with mixed results, the private side of the talented, self-effacing New Yorker editor.
Shawn was complicated, not only in his manners, shy and introverted, but also in his character, depressive, regretful, existentially troubled.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1582431108?v=glance   (3521 words)

 Amazon.ca: Books: Remembering Mr. Shawn's New Yorker: The Invisible Art of Editing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Shawn presents special difficulties because he worked in mysterious ways and thwarted attempts to cast light on him as effectively as a fl hole in outer space.
Shawn's intriguing wife, Cecille, the comments of their movie-famous son Wallace (coauthor of My Dinner with Andre), and the bilious dinner-table and office gossip that Mehta lets us overhear.
During his self-effacing stewardship, Shawn shifted the emphasis of the magazine from the satire and whimsy of his predecessor, Harold Ross, to serious in-depth reportage, all the while maintaining the elegance and integrity for which the magazine was famous?qualities generally thought to have faded...
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0879517077   (1062 words)

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