Selected Stories by Ring Lardner

Selected Stories

byRing LardnerIntroduction byJonathan YardleyEditorJonathan Yardley

Paperback | May 1, 1997

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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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Jonathan Yardley is the book critic of and a columnist for the Washington Post. His books include biographies of Ring Lardner and Frederick Exley. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism in 1981.
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Title:Selected StoriesFormat:PaperbackPublished:May 1, 1997Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0141180188

ISBN - 13:9780141180182

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Table of Contents

Edited with an Introduction by Jonathan Yardley

Introduction by Jonathan Yardley
Suggestions for Further Reading
A Note on the Text
You Know Me Al
A Busher's Letters Home
The Busher Comes Back
The Busher's Honeymoon
A New Busher Breaks In
The Busher's Kid
The Busher Beats It Hence

CALL FOR MR. KEEFE!
ALONG CAME RUTH
ALIBI IKE
GULLIBLE'S TRAVELS
CHAMPION
THE FACTS
HARMONY
MY ROOMY
THE YOUNG IMMIGRUNTS

The Big Town
Quick Returns
Ritchey
Lady Perkins
Only One
Katie Wins a Home

SOME LIKE THEM COLD

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XRing Lardner's humor, quirky imagination, and ear for the American vernacular endeared him to such formidable critics as Hemingway, Fitzgerald, V. S. Pritchett, and Virginia Woolf. A newspaperman who began as a sports reporter and almost accidentally stumbled into short-story writing, Lardner meticulously captured the way Americans really speak. In You Know Me Al (1916), he created one of the most enduring characters in American fiction, the semi-literate baseball player Jack Keefe