The Lost Journalism of Ring Lardner

Author: Ring Lardner

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803299427

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 600

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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.

Lose with a Smile

Author: Ring W. Lardner

Publisher: Streeter Press

ISBN: 9781444659351

Category: History

Page: 188

View: 571

This early work by Ring Lardner was originally published in 1916 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introduction. 'Lose with a Smile' is one of Lardner's many works of fiction. Ring Lardner was born in Niles, Michigan in 1885. He studied engineering at the Armour Institute of Technology in Chicago, but did not complete his first semester. In 1907, Lardner obtained his first job as journalist with the South Bend Times. Six years later, he published his first successful book, You Know Me Al, an epistolary novel written in the form of letters by 'Jack Keefe', a bush-league baseball player, to a friend back home. A huge hit, the book earned the appreciation of Virginia Woolf and others. Lardner went on to write such well-known short stories as 'Haircut', 'Some Like Them Cold', 'The Golden Honeymoon', 'Alibi Ike', and 'A Day with Conrad Green'.

Lardner on Baseball

Author: Ring Lardner,Jeff Silverman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781585747849

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 492

View: 4998

Provides fictionalized accounts of baseball's greatest moments and legends, which were originally published in syndication in over 115 newspapers, from journalist and American humorist Ring Lardner.

Haircut

Author: Ring Lardner

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473366348

Category: Fiction

Page: 20

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This early work by Ring Lardner was originally published in 1925 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introduction. 'Haircut' is a dark satire about moral blindness. Ring Lardner was born in Niles, Michigan in 1885. He studied engineering at the Armour Institute of Technology in Chicago, but did not complete his first semester. In 1907, Lardner obtained his first job as journalist with the South Bend Times. Six years later, he published his first successful book, You Know Me Al, an epistolary novel written in the form of letters by 'Jack Keefe', a bush-league baseball player, to a friend back home. A huge hit, the book earned the appreciation of Virginia Woolf and others. Lardner went on to write such well-known short stories as 'Haircut', 'Some Like Them Cold', 'The Golden Honeymoon', 'Alibi Ike', and 'A Day with Conrad Green'.

You Know Me Al

A Busher's Letters

Author: Ring Lardner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Baseball players

Page: 247

View: 9729

Haircut and Other Stories

Author: Ring Lardner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780884115830

Category: Fiction

Page: 190

View: 9555

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 and boxers. 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, Hemingway, H.L. Mencken, and Virginia Woolf. Lightning Print On Demand Title Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Shut Up He Explained

The Memoir of a Blacklisted Kid

Author: Kate Lardner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 3161

The stepdaughter of Ring Lardner, Jr., recounts her unusual childhood during the McCarthy era--a period which was marked by her stepfather's imprisonment and blacklisting by the House Un-American Activities Committee.

The Golden Honeymoon

Author: Ring Jr. Lardner

Publisher: Qureshi Press

ISBN: 9781447479901

Category: Fiction

Page: 20

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The golden honeymoon is a perfect example of Lardner's brilliant ability to weave a story of humour, pettiness and jealousy.

I'd Hate Myself in the Morning

A Memoir

Author: Ring Lardner

Publisher: Prospecta Press

ISBN: 9781632260635

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

View: 7224

Ring Lardner, Jr.’s memoir is a pilgrimage through the American century. The son of an immensely popular and influential American writer, Lardner grew up swaddled in material and cultural privilege. After a memorable visit to Moscow in 1934, he worked as a reporter in New York before leaving for Hollywood where he served a bizarre apprenticeship with David O. Selznick, and won, at the age of 28, an Academy Award for the classic film, Woman of the Year, the first on-screen pairing of Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn. In "irresistibly readable” pages (New Yorker), peopled by a cast including Carole Lombard, Louis B. Mayer, Dalton Trumbo, Marlene Dietrich, Otto Preminger, Darryl F. Zanuck, Bertolt Brecht, Bert Lahr, Robert Altman, and Muhammad Ali, Lardner recalls the strange existence of a contract screenwriter in the vanished age of the studio system--an existence made stranger by membership in the Hollywood branch of the American Communist Party. Lardner retraces the path that led him to a memorable confrontation with the House Un-American Activities Committee and thence to Federal prison and life on the Hollywood blacklist. One of the lucky few who were able to resume their careers, Lardner won his second Oscar for the screenplay to M.A.S.H. in 1970.

The Immortal Bobby

Bobby Jones and the Golden Age of Golf

Author: Ron Rapoport

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118039984

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 4501

Acclaim for The Immortal Bobby "Just when you think there is nothing new to be said or written on the subject of Bob Jones, Ron Rapoport comes along and proves that theory completely untrue. The Immortal Bobby is wonderfully reported and superbly written." --John Feinstein, author of A Good Walk Spoiled and Caddy for Life "The story of Bobby Jones's singular life is one of the most fascinating in sports history. Ron Rapoport's thoughtful, graceful style is well suited to telling that story." --Bob Costas, broadcaster, NBC Sports and HBO Sports "Beyond the grainy newsreels and the confetti falling on Broadway and Peachtree Street, there was an essential Bobby Jones, and Ron Rapoport reveals him splendidly in a portrait as graceful as the man. There's more here than Grand Slam 1930--the jangling nerves and self-doubt, the towering modesty in response to fame, the complexity of an Atlanta patrician, a life richly lived." --Gary M. Pomerantz, author of Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn "The skills of writing and reporting that fans of Ron Rapoport, like me, have come to expect from him over the years--candor, thoughtfulness, insight, perspective, humor--are once again demonstrated and illuminated in The Immortal Bobby. It is an important book about an important sports figure that, typically for Rapoport, goes beyond the confines of sports and fits firmly in the context of our culture." --Ira Berkow, sports columnist and author of Red: A Biography of Red Smith "Here is Bobby Jones as you've never seen him, almost fearful in the fires of competition, and Ron Rapoport shows us how that man became a legend." --Dave Kindred, coauthor (with Tom Callahan) of Around the World in 18 Holes

The Annotated Baseball Stories of Ring W. Lardner, 1914-1919

Author: Ring Lardner,George W. Hilton

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804729635

Category: Fiction

Page: 631

View: 5530

An annotated and copiously illustrated edition of the 24 short stories published between 1914 and 1919 by Ring Lardner, which include the stories collected later and known as "You know me, Al."

Careless People

Murder, Mayhem, and the Invention of the Great Gatsby

Author: Sarah Churchwell

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 0143126253

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

View: 8206

Originally published: London: Virago, 2013

Beyond the Glory

Author: Angela D. Martin

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 154629256X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 84

View: 4907

Beyond the Glory is a compelling sequel to the book To Thine be The Glory. It reveals in more detail social issues previously touched upon in the book and discuses valuable lessons to be learnt. The book frequently references scripture passages in order to illuminate, validate and provide essential tools to aid in life. It discusses hard facts regarding developing a relationship with God, attitudes towards money, divorce and breakdowns within the family units. This book is a must read for married couples, singles, families, Christians and people seeking to know their lifes purpose. You will not be able to put this book down, but constantly be using it as a reference manual.

Electric October

Seven World Series Games, Six Lives, Five Minutes of Fame That Lasted Forever

Author: Kevin Cook

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1250116570

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 5482

The story of six ordinary ballplayers whose paths crossed in the 1947 World Series--and the ways that epic October changed their lives The 1947 World Series was “the most exciting ever” in the words of Joe DiMaggio, with a decade’s worth of drama packed into seven games between the mighty New York Yankees and underdog Brooklyn Dodgers. It was Jackie Robinson’s first Series, a postwar spectacle featuring Frank Sinatra, Ernest Hemingway and President Harry Truman in supporting roles. It was also the first televised World Series – sportswriters called it “Electric October.” But for all the star power on display, the outcome hinged on role players: Bill Bevens, a journeyman who knocked on the door of pitching immortality; Al Gionfriddo and Cookie Lavagetto, bench players at the center of the Series’ iconic moments; Snuffy Stirnweiss, a wartime batting champion who never got any respect; and managers Bucky Harris and Burt Shotton, each an unlikely choice to run his team. Six men found themselves plucked from obscurity to shine on the sport’s greatest stage. But their fame was fleeting; three would never play another big-league game, and all six would be forgotten. Kevin Cook brings the ’47 Series back to life, introducing us to men whose past offered no hint they were destined for extraordinary things. For some, the Series was a memory to hold onto. For others, it would haunt them to the end of their days. And for us, Cook offers new insights—some heartbreaking, some uplifting—into what fame and glory truly mean.

Naming Names

Author: Victor S. Navasky

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480436216

Category: History

Page: 498

View: 9516

Winner of the National Book Award: The definitive history of Joe McCarthy, the Hollywood blacklist, and HUAC explores the events behind the hit film Trumbo. Drawing on interviews with over one hundred and fifty people who were called to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee—including Elia Kazan, Ring Lardner Jr., and Arthur Miller—award-winning author Victor S. Navasky reveals how and why the blacklists were so effective and delves into the tragic and far-reaching consequences of Joseph McCarthy’s witch hunts. A compassionate, insightful, and even-handed examination of one of our country’s darkest hours, Naming Names is at once a morality play and a fascinating window onto a searing moment in American cultural and political history.

Sportswriter

The Life and Times of Grantland Rice

Author: Charles Fountain

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sportswriters

Page: 327

View: 9974

Offers a look at the career of the sportswriter from his start in Nashville to his syndication in 100 newspapers, and examines his personal relationship with such athletes at Babe Ruth, Jack Dempsey, and Bobby Jones

The Valley-Westside War

A Novel of Crosstime Traffic

Author: Harry Turtledove

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1429965665

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 2126

Usually Crosstime Traffic concerns itself with trade. Our world owns the secret of travel between parallel continuums, and we mean to use it to trade for much-needed resources with the worlds next door. Preferably without letting them know about any of that parallel-worlds stuff. But there's one parallel world that's different. In it, the atomic war broke out in 1967, at the height of the Summer of Love. Now, Crosstime Traffic has been given a different sort of mission: find out what on earth, or on the many earths, went wrong, in The Valley-Westside War, the sixth book in Harry Turtledove's parallel adventure series. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

An Accidental Sportswriter

A Memoir

Author: Robert Lipsyte

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062079263

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 1282

Celebrated sports journalist Robert Lipsyte—the New York Times’ longtime lead sports columnist—mines pure gold from his long and very eventful career to bring readers a memoir like no other. An enthralling book, as much about personal relationships and the culture of sports as the athletes and teams themselves, An Accidental Sportswriter interweaves stories from Lipsyte’s life and the events he covered to explore the connections between the games we play and the lives we lead. Robert Lipsyte has been there—from the Mets’ first Spring Training to the fight that made Muhammad Ali an international icon to the current steroids scandals that rewired our view of sports—and in An Accidental Sportswriter he offers a fresh and refreshing view of the world of professional athletes as seen through the eyes of a journalist who always managed to remain independent of our jock-obsessed culture.

Henry Alsberg

The Driving Force of the New Deal Federal Writers’ Project

Author: Susan Rubenstein DeMasi

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476626014

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

View: 2604

During the Great Depression, Henry Alsberg, a journalist with a passion for social justice, directed the Federal Writers' Project, a New Deal program of the Works Progress Administration. Under his guidance, thousands of unemployed writers were hired. Despite attacks from the House Committee on Un-American Activities, the Project produced more than 1,000 publications from 1935 to 1939, including the still highly acclaimed American Guide series. Some writers, such as Richard Wright, went on to storied careers. Alsberg led the Project’s collection of more than 10,000 oral histories from ex-slaves, immigrants and others. Alsberg was also a leader in the struggle to save Jewish pogrom survivors in Eastern Europe. Later, he initiated the first major effort to assist international political prisoners. His friends included anarchist revolutionary Emma Goldman and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter. This book brings Alsberg to light as an important but forgotten figure of the 20th century.

The Young Immigrunts

Author: Ring Jr. Lardner

Publisher: Goldstein Press

ISBN: 9781447469261

Category: Fiction

Page: 90

View: 4822

This early work by Ring Lardner was originally published in 1920 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introduction. 'The Young Immigrunts' is a novel about family life. Ring Lardner was born in Niles, Michigan in 1885. He studied engineering at the Armour Institute of Technology in Chicago, but did not complete his first semester. In 1907, Lardner obtained his first job as journalist with the South Bend Times. Six years later, he published his first successful book, You Know Me Al, an epistolary novel written in the form of letters by 'Jack Keefe', a bush-league baseball player, to a friend back home. A huge hit, the book earned the appreciation of Virginia Woolf and others. Lardner went on to write such well-known short stories as 'Haircut', 'Some Like Them Cold', 'The Golden Honeymoon', 'Alibi Ike', and 'A Day with Conrad Green'.