Author: Ring Lardner

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803299427

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 600

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Ring Lardner’s influence on American letters is arguably greater than that of any other American writer in the early part of the twentieth century. Lauded by critics and the public for his groundbreaking short stories, Lardner was also the country’s best-known journalist in the 1920s and early 1930s, when his voice was all but inescapable in American newspapers and magazines. Lardner’s trenchant, observant, sly, and cynical writing style, along with a deep understanding of human foibles, made his articles wonderfully readable and his words resonate to this day. Ron Rapoport has gathered the best of Lardner’s journalism from his earliest days at the South Bend Times through his years at the Chicago Tribune and his weekly column for the Bell Syndicate, which appeared in 150 newspapers and reached eight million readers. In these columns Lardner not only covered the great sporting events of the era—from Jack Dempsey’s fights to the World Series and even an America’s Cup—he also wrote about politics, war, and Prohibition, as well as parodies, poems, and penetrating observations on American life. The Lost Journalism of Ring Lardner reintroduces this journalistic giant and his work and shows Lardner to be the rarest of writers: a spot-on chronicler of his time and place who remains contemporary to subsequent generations.
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Author: Ring W. Lardner

Publisher: Streeter Press

ISBN: 9781444659351

Category: History

Page: 188

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This early work by Ring Lardner was originally published in 1916 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introduction. 'Lose with a Smile' is one of Lardner's many works of fiction. Ring Lardner was born in Niles, Michigan in 1885. He studied engineering at the Armour Institute of Technology in Chicago, but did not complete his first semester. In 1907, Lardner obtained his first job as journalist with the South Bend Times. Six years later, he published his first successful book, You Know Me Al, an epistolary novel written in the form of letters by 'Jack Keefe', a bush-league baseball player, to a friend back home. A huge hit, the book earned the appreciation of Virginia Woolf and others. Lardner went on to write such well-known short stories as 'Haircut', 'Some Like Them Cold', 'The Golden Honeymoon', 'Alibi Ike', and 'A Day with Conrad Green'.
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Author: Douglas Robinson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195360448

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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Ring Lardner and the Other is actually two books, mutually embedded. The first is about Ring Lardner: a long reading of a single Lardner short story, "Who Dealt?", a briefer look at his life and work, and an exploration of his reception. The second is about the "Other," in an expanded Lacanian sense: the speaking of various unconscious voices (mother and father and child, culture and anarchy, majority and minority) through literary characters and their authors and readers. The Lardner book explores the contradictions of Lardner's patriarchal masculinity--how such a dour, sexist alcoholic who hated humor and bad grammar could have created such a rich body of minoritarian writing, steeped in the emergent voices of women and the lower middle class--and the social functions served by Lardner's writing in twentieth-century America. The other book exfoliates Lacan's germinal concept of the Other by interweaving it with a series of theoretical formulations by Bateson, Deleuze and Guattari, and others. Robinson's book is an important reappraisal of a critically neglected American writer of the teens and twenties. The book includes an essay by Ellen Gardiner.
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Author: Ring Lardner,George W. Hilton

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804729635

Category: Fiction

Page: 631

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An annotated and copiously illustrated edition of the 24 short stories published between 1914 and 1919 by Ring Lardner, which include the stories collected later and known as "You know me, Al."
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Ein Leben

Author: David Shields,Shane Salerno

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426425076

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 832

View: 5998

Sohn polnisch-jüdisch-irischer Eltern, Soldat im 2. Weltkrieg, gefeierter Autor, besessen schreibender Eremit – wer war J. D. Salinger? Warum flüchtete er aus der Öffentlichkeit und publizierte ab 1965 kein Wort mehr? David Shields und Shane Salerno haben in einer neunjährigen Recherche über 200 Zeitzeugen, Freunde, Kameraden aus dem Krieg und heimliche Geliebte Salingers befragt und unbekannte Fotos, Tagebucheinträge sowie verschollene Briefe zusammengetragen. Ihre Biografie ist eine vielstimmige Collage, die die Ikone der amerikanischen Literatur wiederaufleben lässt.
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eine Familie von Gezeichneten

Author: Alison Bechdel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783866158672

Category:

Page: 240

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Incomparably the First Political Journalist of Her Time

Author: Carolyn Sayler

Publisher: Sunstone Press

ISBN: 1611390370

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 302

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"She was my idol," said columnist Mary McGrory. McGrory, in writing of women, referred to Doris Fleeson as "incomparably the first political journalist of her time." Fleeson was, in fact, the first woman in the United States to become a nationally syndicated political columnist. In 1945, with the encouragement of Henry Mencken, she launched her column. In her career she would write some 5,500 columns during the next twenty-two years. Fleeson's appearance could be disarming. Once at a party Lady Bird Johnson exclaimed, "What a gorgeous dress, Doris. It makes you look just like a sweet, old-fashioned girl." The wife of Senator Stuart Symington interjected, "Yes, just a sweet old-fashioned girl with a shiv in her hand." CAROLYN SAYLER lives in Lyons, Kansas, ten miles from the town of Sterling where Doris Fleeson was born in 1901. Knowing members of the Fleeson family, she began researching the life of the columnist whose straightforward take on Washington became a daily fix for newspaper readers across the nation. Sayler has a background in journalism as a member of a Kansas newspaper family. She is the author of a history of Manhattan, Kansas, which tells of the town's founding during the Free State struggle, its strong connections with New England, and its abolitionist college, now Kansas State University.
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Author: Robert L. Gale

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 358

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"Ring Lardner was first and remains one of the best baseball writers. Both characters and their counterparts have entries, as do the plots and details of some 35 stories devoted to baseball. But Lardner was more versatile, writing 92 hard to categorize no
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Author: H. Diels

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5875609605

Category: History

Page: 243

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Geschichten meines Lebens

Author: Katharine Hepburn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453879317

Category: Motion picture actors and actresses

Page: 394

View: 7845

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A Biography of Ring Lardner

Author: Jonathan Yardley

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742511606

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 9111

"Sportswriter, storyteller, humorist - Ring Lardner was an American original. In this affectionate, entertaining, and authoritative biography, critic Jonathan Yardley gives us a new look at Lardner's all too short life and career."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Gerald and Sara Murphy and friends

Author: Gerald Murphy,Linda Patterson Miller

Publisher: Rutgers Univ Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 362

View: 6364

Presents correspondence between the Murphys and the rest of the famous literary set
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Author: Ernest Hemingway

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783498030179

Category:

Page: 316

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Roman

Author: Chad Harbach

Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag

ISBN: 383218645X

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

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Chad Harbach hat den Traum von der »Great American Novel« wahr gemacht: ›Die Kunst des Feldspiels‹ ist ein literarisches Wunder, ein magisches Debüt, ein so kluger wie zu Herzen gehender Roman über den Abschied von der Jugend, über Leidenschaft und Liebe, Freundschaft und Familie. Der Gott des Spiels hat Henry Skrimshander ein Geschenk in die Wiege gelegt: Der schmächtige, unscheinbare Junge aus der Provinz ist das größte Baseball-Talent seit Jahrzehnten. Als er in die Mannschaft des Westish College aufgenommen wird, scheint sein Aufstieg in den Olymp vorprogrammiert. Monatelang macht er nicht einen Fehler. Doch dann geht ein Routinewurf auf fatale Weise daneben ... und die Schicksale von fünf Menschen werden untrennbar miteinander verknüpft. Henry hat einen neuen Gegner: den Selbstzweifel. Sein Mentor Mike Schwartz macht die bittere Erfahrung, dass er Henry zuliebe sich selbst vergessen hat. Henrys schwuler Mitbewohner Owen muss sich von einem herben Schlag erholen. Rektor Affenlight lernt spät im Leben die wahre Liebe kennen und schlittert in eine gefährliche Affäre. Und seine Tochter Pella flieht vor ihrem Mann nach Westish – um auf dem Campus mehr als nur Sex zu finden. Während das dramatische Endspiel unerbittlich näher rückt, sind sie alle gezwungen, sich mit ihren tiefsten Wünschen und Abgründen auseinanderzusetzen. Am Ende wird einer von ihnen gleich zweimal bestattet, und die Leben der anderen werden nie mehr dieselben sein. ›Die Kunst des Feldspiels‹ erzählt von den Dingen, die uns ausmachen – den Fehlern wie den Obsessionen. Wer wissen will, was es bedeutet, hier und heute ein Mensch zu sein, der muss dieses Buch lesen. »Debütromane von solcher Vollkommenheit und Sogkraft sind sehr, sehr selten.« Jonathan Franzen »Wunderbar zu lesen, das reinste Vergnügen.« John Irving
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My Views of the Greatest

Author: Michael Parkinson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473651492

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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Muhammad Ali: A Memoir is a fresh, revealing and personal account of the life of the most important and enduring cultural figures of our age. An icon of boxing who has inspired the biggest names in boxing, from Mike Tyson to Anthony Joshua, this is the story of boxing's biggest star. Sir Michael Parkinson interviewed Muhammad Ali four times and in this memoir you are given a ringside seat for all of the interviews. Muhammad Ali was God's Gift to the interviewer. Funny, articulate, outspoken with a fascinating life story, unparalleled talent and controversial views. These 4 interviews charted Ali's life, revealing significant phases at different times, charting the rise and fall of this kaleidoscope of a man. In Muhammad Ali: A Memoir Sir Michael Parkinson will bring his award-winning journalistic talents to bear on this extraordinary man. The book will mix personal recollections of the times they met with selected transcripts of the famous and, in the case of the 1974 meeting, infamous interviews all brought together and contextualised by a sober and honest assessment of the life and times of a figure that, it is certain, we will never see the like of again.
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The Biography of a Film Stereotype

Author: Howard Good

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 200

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The Drunken Journalist: The Biography of a Film Stereotype analyzes the stereotype of the hard-drinking journalist, with the goal of discovering why it exists and how it operates in films.
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Author: Stanley L. Harrison

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: 9780761821939

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 292

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Twentieth-Century Journalists presents the individuals who played a significant role in influencing American thought and opinion in the years 1900-2000. The group includes reporters, editors, columnists, cartoonists, photojournalists, and broadcasters- each contributing, in a notable manner, to America's culture. If each of these individuals were notable, some have been ignored or neglected and forgotten over the past century. Author S.L Harrison, in this book, brings them back for recognition and will prove to be interesting reading and especially enlightening for students of American Journalism.
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Author: Christopher Isherwood

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455813682

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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Es ist das Jahr 1933. Europa steht am Abgrund, und in London laufen die Dreharbeiten für eine Filmschnulze namens "Praterveilchen". Der ebenso temperamentvolle wie narzisstische Regisseur Friedrich Bergmann, ein österreichischer Jude, hadert mit der Oberflächlichkeit seiner Branche und leidet an den politischen Entwicklungen in seiner Heimat. Doch kaum jemand schenkt Bergmanns Mahnungen Gehör ... Eindrucksvoll fängt Christopher Isherwood in diesem Roman - der anknüpft an sein wohl berühmtestes Werk "Leb wohl, Berlin" - die apathische Stimmung im England der frühen Hitlerjahre ein und seziert mit beißender Ironie die amoralischen Tendenzen des Filmgeschäfts.
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