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Description - "Haircut" and Other Stories by Ring Lardner

Ring Lardner first burst upon the literary scene with his greatest popular success, "You Know Me Al." A sportswriter by trade, Lardner had a superb ear for regional peculiarities in speech and was loved for his sense of humor. Funny, sarcastic, sometimes bitter but always ironic, Lardner understood Americans-- their desires, their dreams, and their disappointments. Contained in "Haircut and Other Stories" are some of Lardner's best-known pieces: "Haircut," "Alibi Ike," "The Love Nest," "Zone of Quiet," and "Champion." Through these pages pass con men; an opinionated small-town barber; a nurse who chatters on and on, much to the chagrin of her charges; baseball players who have excuses for everything; and boxers who try to make it in the fight game. Published in "The Saturday Evening Post," "Collier's" and "Vanity Fair," Lardner enjoyed great success and was heralded as a singular talent by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, H. L. Mencken, and Virginia Woolf. "Haircut and Other Stories" is a celebration of people and of America, and is a must for anyone interested in classic American fiction.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780020223443
ISBN-10: 0020223447
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 11mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Collier Paperbacks,U.S.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 11-Sep-1991
Country of Publication: United States

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