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Shawn, William

(1907–92) editor; born in Chicago. As the New Yorker 's managing editor (1939–52), and as its skilled if autocratic editor in chief (1952–87), he exercised a strong influence on the magazine's development.
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Oh, no, not for us," the editor William Shawn used to admonish writers who championed a profane quote or racy pun.
Salinger en su libro Franny y Zooey : "Tan cerca como sea posible al espiritu de Mathew Salinger, de un ano de edad, exhortando a un companero de almuerzo a aceptar una haba de lima fria, yo exhorto a mi editor, mentor y (Dios lo libre) amigo mas cercano, William Shawn, genius domus de The New Yorker, amante de lo improbable, protector de lo infecundo, defensor de los extravagantes sin remedio, el mas inaceptablemente modesto de los grandes artistas-editores natos, a aceptar este librito de apariencia bastante flacucha.
Groomsmen were Bradley Allen Futch of Midland, Texas; John Phillip Garrett, William Scott Gibson, Christopher James Moffett, William Shawn Stewart, Daniel Bailey Whitehead, and Walter Gavin Whitehead all of Meridian; Charles Alexander Hensleigh of Alexander City, Alabama; and William Charles Ledbetter of Birmingham, Alabama.
Nicholas Woodeson's William Shawn, editor of The New Yorker, may regret the discomfort the decision brought but shows quiet courage.
The film focuses on the 1961 trial of a former Nazi, Adolf Eichmann, which Arendt covered for the distinguished magazine The New Yorker under the aegis of editor William Shawn (Nicholas Woodeson).
The pieces are loosely organized to highlight connections, with a piece on a memoir by Allen Shawn coming before a short tribute to his father, William Shawn, the vaunted editor of the New Yorker, for example.
When the Mossad, the Israeli intelligence agency, captures the Nazi officer Adolf Eichmann and takes him clandestinely to Jerusalem to stand trial, Arendt, who has a strong philosophical interest in totalitarianism, discusses with her husband, Heinrich (Axel Milberg), about asking William Shawn (Nicholas Woodeson), the editor of The New Yorker, to send her to cover the impending trial for the magazine.
The play has four main protagonists: Brennan (Catherine Walker), William Shawn (Lorcan Cranitch), who is really a composite of William Maxwell and William Shawn, St.
William Shawn Sandusky: Plaintiff alleges breach of contract.
On April 15, 1962, Hannah Arendt sent a brief personal note to William Shawn, the editor of The New Yorker, thanking him for some flowers he had sent.
The son of former New Yorker editor William Shawn, a self-proclaimed "superior" product of the Ivy League (Harvard) and Oxford, his social standing and financial comforts made goofy-iconic by his character-actor turns in The Princess Bride or "Murphy Brown" or as the pucker-mouthed Grand Negus on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," Shawn has led a life of immense privilege.
His father was, of course, William Shawn, the legendary New Yorker editor, and Shawn himself has been for decades a spirited playwright and free-thinker--see, for instance, his controversial 1985 play Aunt Dan and Lemon, wherein the two title characters enthusiastically expound on the merits of fascism (both Hitler's and Kissinger's).