Louis Paul

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Leroi Placet, known by his pen name Louis Paul (c. 1902 – February 13, 1970),[1] was an American short story writer, and novelist.

He corresponded with John Steinbeck.[2] His work appeared in American Mercury[3] and Esquire.[4] He adapted his book Breakdown into the play The Cup of Trembling, which opened in Boston April 5, 1948.[5]



  • The pumpkin coach. Literary Guild. 1935.
  • A horse in Arizona. Doubleday, Doran. 1936.
  • The man who left home. The Black cat press. 1938.
  • A passion for privacy. Knopf. 1940.
  • The Reverend Ben Pool: a novel. Duell, Sloan and Pearce. 1941.
  • This is my brother: a novel. Crown publishers. 1943.
  • Breakdown. Crown publishers. 1946.
  • A father in the family. Crown Publishers. 1951.
  • The man who came home. Crown Publishers. 1953.
  • Heroes, kings, and men. Dial Press. 1955.
  • Dara, the Cypriot. Simon and Schuster. 1959.
  • Papa Luigi's marionettes. I. Washburn. 1962.
  • The way art happens. Washburn. 1963.


  • Charles Grayson (2005). "A Cup of Coffee". Stories for Men: An Anthology. Kessinger Publishing. ISBN 978-1-4191-1333-8.
  • Arnold Gingrich, ed. (1953). The Esquire treasury: the best of twenty years of Esquire. Simon and Schuster.


  1. ^ "LOUIS PAUL, AUTHOR OF 13 NOVELS, DEAD". The New York Times. 1970-02-17. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-03-24.
  2. ^ Steinbeck, John (1975-01-01). Steinbeck: a life in letters. Viking Press. ISBN 9780670669622.
  3. ^ Nathan, George Jean (1941-01-01). The American Mercury. Knopf.
  4. ^ Gingrich, Arnold (1940-01-01). The bedside Esquire. Tudor.
  5. ^ "Out of Town Opening". Billboard. Apr 17, 1948. ISSN 0006-2510.
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