Selected Stories (2020)

Selected Stories This collection brings together twenty one of Lardner s best pieces including the six Jack Keefe stories that comprise You Know Me Al as well as such familiar favorites as Alibi Ike Some Like Them
  • Title: Selected Stories
  • Author: Ring Lardner Jonathan Yardley
  • ISBN: 9780141180182
  • Page: 245
  • Format: Paperback
  • This collection brings together twenty one of Lardner s best pieces, including the six Jack Keefe stories that comprise You Know Me, Al, as well as such familiar favorites as Alibi Ike, Some Like Them Cold, and Guillible s Travels.
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    1. A lot of people probably first encounter Lardner when they re assigned to read Haircut or Golden Honeymoon in high school or a little earlier Nothing wrong with that, of course, since he s entertaining and laugh out loud funny But what you don t really grasp in high school is how subtle Lardner is if there was ever a writer who wrote brilliant unreliable narrator stories, I ve yet to find him And yeah, I m counting Nabokov I m damned if I know how Lardner does it I couldn t explain well it if y [...]

    2. Disclaimer I am a huge Ring Lardner fanboy My father recommended his works to me when I was a young lad playing baseball myself, and did I listen No I did not, you know me Al As an adult, I had the good fortune to stumble across a copy of this book in a used book shop, and had to go back and thank my father for recommending them to me This has become one of my favorite books The stories are all slice of life dramas featuring the people of Midwest America in the days surrounding World War I they [...]

    3. I would give this FIVE if I was judging it solely on it the narrative style, but I found a few of the stories a little dry and therefore settling for THREE His characterisation is fantastic, but it s the characters that are memorable not their stories I loved Jack Keefe, and especially loved Some Like Them Cold.

    4. Ring Lardner writes not only funny, but also human, moving and with a perfect ear For anyone to think of him as just a writer of humorous sports stories is to do both Mr Lardner and themselves a diservice.

    5. He writes vernacular incredibly well, is great at gradually undermining his narrators can be very ascerbically funny His stories get repetitive though and gradually I got bored as I read through this volume Maybe I don t like sport enough Maybe the writer is a one trick pony.

    6. A good example of using bad spelling and grammar purposely to create a good effect and humour Very similar to Gentlemen Prefer Blondes in that way and written in the same era.

    7. This collection of short stories made for excellent reading for my summer back in the States Lardner has quite an ear for spoken language, and even if some of the humor gets a bit hammy, there are hilarious and saucy moments in these stories The first time I tried to get through it, I got held up by the stories about golf and baseball this time, I really enjoyed them.

    8. I don t remember the details and it s on a bookshelf at my parents , but I recall that when I read it 1997 I think, and for a Writing Comedy class during undergrad I thought, Snap People were darkly funny back in the olden days, too.

    9. The best writer most people have never heard of This guy is for real Virginia Woolf and J.D Salinger both admired his writing immensely So you probably will too.

    10. This is great stuff Lardner s wit will keep you laughing as you make your way through his stories, told with direct and simple prose This book is a really good time.

    11. Ring Lardner is the master of short stories Of course they are humorous as well which makes it that much better.I just chose to highlight one of his books, but they are all good.

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