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Author Lardner, Ring, 1885-1933, author.
Uniform Title Short stories. Selections
Title Stories & other writings / Ring Lardner ; Ian Frazier, editor.
Published New York, N.Y. : The Library of America : [2013]
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 Floor4  PS3523.A7 S7 2013    IN LIBRARY
Description ix, 961 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Content Type text
Format volume
Series Library of America ; 244
Library of America ; 244.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents You know me Al: a busher's letters -- from Gullible's travels, etc. -- The real dope -- The young immigrunts -- The big town -- from How to write short stories (with samples) -- from The love nest and other stories -- from Round up -- Uncollected stories -- Sketches and reporting -- Plays -- Song lyrics -- Letters -- Chronology.
Summary At the height of the Jazz Age, Ring Lardner was Americas most beloved humorist, equally admired by a popular audience and by literary friends like F. Scott Fitzgerald and Edmund Wilson. A sports writer who became a sensation with his comic baseball bestseller, "You Know Me Al," Lardner had a rare gift for inspired nonsense and an ear attuned to the rhythms and hilarious oddities of American speech. He was also a sharp and dispassionate observer of the American scene.
Here, in one volume for the first time, the full text of You Know Me Al, The Big Town, and the long out-of-print The Real Dope, and a generous sampling of humor pieces, sports reporting, song lyrics, surrealist playlets, and letters.
Subject Short stories, American.
Related Names Frazier, Ian, editor.
Alternate Title Stories and other writings
ISBN 9781598532531
OCLC number 830367643