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The Lost Journalism Of Ring Lardner

The Lost Journalism Of Ring Lardner

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  • Author
    Ring Lardner
  • Publisher
    U Of Nebraska Press
  • Publication date
    01 January 2017

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Book Detail

  • Book Title

    The Lost Journalism Of Ring Lardner

  • Author

    Ring Lardner

  • Date Published

    01 January 2017

  • Publisher

    U Of Nebraska Press

  • Pages

    600 pages

  • ISBN

    9780803299405

Book Description

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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