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Ring Lardner: Stories & Other Writings (LOA #244)

Ring Lardner: Stories & Other Writings (LOA #244) (Hardback)

By Lardner, Ring
Edited by Frazier, Ian

At the height of the Jazz Age, Ring Lardner was America's 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, La...rdner 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. His best stories--among them such masterpieces as Haircut, The Golden Honeymoon, A Caddy's Diary, and The Love Nest --cast a devastating eye on the hypocrisies, prejudices, and petty scheming of everyday life. In this Library of America edition, editor Ian Frazier surveys the whole sweep of Lardner's talents, offering contemporary readers his finest stories, the full texts of You Know Me Al, The Big Town, and the long out-of-print The Real Dope, and a generous sampling of his humor pieces, sports reporting, song lyrics, and surrealist playlets.
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ISBN 9781598532531
Released NZ 20 Nov 2013
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Hardback
Series Library of America (part: 244)
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ISBN-13 9781598532531
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint The Library of America
Released 20 Nov 2013
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Lardner, Ring
Edited by Frazier, Ian
Series Library of America (part: 244)
Category Modern Fiction
Short Stories
Number of Pages 974
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 209mm
Spine: 31mm
Dewey Code 813.52
Weight 630g
Interest Age 18+ years
Reading Age 18+ years
Library of Congress Humorous stories, American
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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