Best Short Stories of Ring Lardner (2020)

Best Short Stories of Ring Lardner Haircut The Golden Honeymoon Champion Alibi Ike Horseshoes and other stories
  • Title: Best Short Stories of Ring Lardner
  • Author: Ring Lardner
  • ISBN: 9780684183633
  • Page: 153
  • Format: Paperback
  • Haircut, The Golden Honeymoon, Champion, Alibi Ike, Horseshoes and 20 other stories.
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    1. He was an sports writer before getting seriously into stories, so there are a few too many sports related ones I could care less about I mean, all are very excellent character studies, deviant and dark, it s just that I can only take so many anachronistic baseball speak circa 1950s, 60s Excellent writing for a dead guy.

    2. Liked just about this whole collection Just the five stories before the last two fell utterly flat for me, but there s still 300 pages worth of great stories here.Despite the age of these writings, I was chuckling like a fool for most of them Very masculine oriented even the stories that deal with women are handled in a male oriented way, showcasing in particular the chatter craze of girls and, of course, the preference for money rather than love from a man.But it was the male focused stories th [...]

    3. Although I blurbed over the sports oriented stories baseball and boxing , I found the other stories interesting.It was noteable to me to observe what is still the subject of short stories today despair, obnoxiousness, devotion, heartbreak, frustration, cruelty, overcoming adversity, love, the shallowness of others and what is not Lardner s stories do not mention sexual sins or obsessions, have no profanity that I can remember, do not address drug abuse other than alcohol, do not obsess on bad pa [...]

    4. This is fantastic It s charming as hell All the stories are about dopey baseball players getting tricked into telling old fashion humor tales about baseball by sportwriters or about friends visiting friends who don t like their friends Then there are a few about cheating in golf, a few love letter compilations that end in a break up, and the story Holden Caulfield mentions in Catcher about the traffic cop that falls in love with the speeding driver The humor is old fashioned, but it s charming a [...]

    5. Hailing from Niles, Michigan, Lardner grew up in a hotbed sports idolatry As such, Lardner s environs made for the perfect sociological climate for You Know Me Al, the comedic rendering of an arrogant, money seeking athlete who often has a couple screws loose Almost always funny, Lardner is at his best, though, in venturing into the humanistic, as in There are Smiles, a bone chilling account of happenstance New York City courtship between a traffic cop and a young woman.

    6. The best stories are a little too mordant to get my real affection but they used to make me laugh The Golden Honeymoon, e.g Haven t rad them for a couple of decades now.

    7. Original copyright 1915, version 1957 According to the write up, Lardner died in 1933 and is now recognized as one of the bitterest satirists in American literature No wonder I loved it

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