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30th Jan '15 1:44:25 PM MarkLungo
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Ringgold Wilmer "Ring" Lardner (American: 1885-1933) was primarily a sports columnist, but deserves inclusion here for his only novel, ''You Know Me Al'' (1916), and a number of short stories, some (but not all) of which had sports as a theme. ''You Know Me Al'' is highly recommended for those interested in {{Satire}} and BlackComedy, and a [[BeigeProse straightforward writing style]] reminiscent of, well, sports columns for example. It's probably the first critical analysis of the hero worship and myth-making which is today considered inseparable from the sports world. Creator/VirginiaWoolf, Creator/FScottFitzgerald, and Creator/ErnestHemingway were among Lardner's many admirers, so he must have been doing something right. Creator/SJPerelman admitted that Lardner should have had him arrested for stealing from his work.

Other noteworthy works are ''Gullible's Travels'' (1917; perhaps influenced by Mark Twain, Lardner apparently thought a humor writer has to have a travel book on his resume); ''Treat 'Em Rough'' (1918), in which Jack Keefe, whose letters home to "Al" made up ''You Know Me Al'', writes home from the European Front during [=WWI=]; and ''June Moon'' (1929), a comedy play about songwriters written with George S. Kaufman.

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Ringgold Wilmer "Ring" Lardner (American: 1885-1933) was primarily a sports columnist, but deserves inclusion here for his only novel, ''You Know Me Al'' (1916), and a number of short stories, some (but not all) of which had sports as a theme. ''You Know Me Al'' is highly recommended for those interested in {{Satire}} and BlackComedy, and a [[BeigeProse straightforward writing style]] reminiscent of, well, sports columns for example. It's probably the first critical analysis of the hero worship and myth-making which is today considered inseparable from the sports world. Creator/VirginiaWoolf, Creator/FScottFitzgerald, and Creator/ErnestHemingway were among Lardner's many admirers, so he must have been doing something right. Creator/SJPerelman admitted that Lardner should have had him arrested for stealing from his work.

Other noteworthy works are ''Gullible's Travels'' (1917; perhaps influenced by Mark Twain, Lardner apparently thought a humor writer has to have a travel book on his resume); ''Treat 'Em Rough'' (1918), in which Jack Keefe, whose letters home to "Al" made up ''You Know Me Al'', writes home from the European Front during [=WWI=]; and ''June Moon'' (1929), a comedy play about songwriters written with George S. Kaufman.
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15th Aug '13 3:13:44 PM WillBGood
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Ringgold Wilmer "Ring" Lardner (American: 1885-1933) was primarily a sports columnist, but deserves inclusion here for his only novel, ''You Know Me Al'' (1916), and a number of short stories, some (but not all) of which had sports as a theme. ''You Know Me Al'' is highly recommended for those interested in {{Satire}} and BlackComedy, and a [[BeigeProse straightforward writing style]] reminiscent of, well, sports columns for example. It's probably the first critical analysis of the hero worship and myth-making which is today considered inseparable from the sports world. Creator/VirginiaWoolf, Creator/FScottFitzgerald, and Creator/ErnestHemingway were among Lardner's many admirers, so he must have been doing something right. SJPerelman admitted that Lardner should have had him arrested for stealing from his work.

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Ringgold Wilmer "Ring" Lardner (American: 1885-1933) was primarily a sports columnist, but deserves inclusion here for his only novel, ''You Know Me Al'' (1916), and a number of short stories, some (but not all) of which had sports as a theme. ''You Know Me Al'' is highly recommended for those interested in {{Satire}} and BlackComedy, and a [[BeigeProse straightforward writing style]] reminiscent of, well, sports columns for example. It's probably the first critical analysis of the hero worship and myth-making which is today considered inseparable from the sports world. Creator/VirginiaWoolf, Creator/FScottFitzgerald, and Creator/ErnestHemingway were among Lardner's many admirers, so he must have been doing something right. SJPerelman Creator/SJPerelman admitted that Lardner should have had him arrested for stealing from his work.
22nd Apr '13 1:31:42 PM JIKTV
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Ringgold Wilmer "Ring" Lardner (American: 1885-1933) was primarily a sports columnist, but deserves inclusion here for his only novel, ''You Know Me Al'' (1916), and a number of short stories, some (but not all) of which had sports as a theme. ''You Know Me Al'' is highly recommended for those interested in {{Satire}} and BlackComedy, and a [[BeigeProse straightforward writing style]] reminiscent of, well, sports columns for example. It's probably the first critical analysis of the hero worship and myth-making which is today considered inseparable from the sports world. VirginiaWoolf, Creator/FScottFitzgerald, and Creator/ErnestHemingway were among Lardner's many admirers, so he must have been doing something right. SJPerelman admitted that Lardner should have had him arrested for stealing from his work.

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Ringgold Wilmer "Ring" Lardner (American: 1885-1933) was primarily a sports columnist, but deserves inclusion here for his only novel, ''You Know Me Al'' (1916), and a number of short stories, some (but not all) of which had sports as a theme. ''You Know Me Al'' is highly recommended for those interested in {{Satire}} and BlackComedy, and a [[BeigeProse straightforward writing style]] reminiscent of, well, sports columns for example. It's probably the first critical analysis of the hero worship and myth-making which is today considered inseparable from the sports world. VirginiaWoolf, Creator/VirginiaWoolf, Creator/FScottFitzgerald, and Creator/ErnestHemingway were among Lardner's many admirers, so he must have been doing something right. SJPerelman admitted that Lardner should have had him arrested for stealing from his work.
19th Mar '13 1:28:39 PM JIKTV
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Ringgold Wilmer "Ring" Lardner (American: 1885-1933) was primarily a sports columnist, but deserves inclusion here for his only novel, ''You Know Me Al'' (1916), and a number of short stories, some (but not all) of which had sports as a theme. ''You Know Me Al'' is highly recommended for those interested in {{Satire}} and BlackComedy, and a [[BeigeProse straightforward writing style]] reminiscent of, well, sports columns for example. It's probably the first critical analysis of the hero worship and myth-making which is today considered inseparable from the sports world. VirginiaWoolf, FScottFitzgerald, and Creator/ErnestHemingway were among Lardner's many admirers, so he must have been doing something right. SJPerelman admitted that Lardner should have had him arrested for stealing from his work.

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Ringgold Wilmer "Ring" Lardner (American: 1885-1933) was primarily a sports columnist, but deserves inclusion here for his only novel, ''You Know Me Al'' (1916), and a number of short stories, some (but not all) of which had sports as a theme. ''You Know Me Al'' is highly recommended for those interested in {{Satire}} and BlackComedy, and a [[BeigeProse straightforward writing style]] reminiscent of, well, sports columns for example. It's probably the first critical analysis of the hero worship and myth-making which is today considered inseparable from the sports world. VirginiaWoolf, FScottFitzgerald, Creator/FScottFitzgerald, and Creator/ErnestHemingway were among Lardner's many admirers, so he must have been doing something right. SJPerelman admitted that Lardner should have had him arrested for stealing from his work.
16th Jun '12 11:46:30 AM FELH2
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Ringgold Wilmer "Ring" Lardner (American: 1885-1933) was primarily a sports columnist, but deserves inclusion here for his only novel, ''You Know Me Al'' (1916), and a number of short stories, some (but not all) of which had sports as a theme. ''You Know Me Al'' is highly recommended for those interested in {{Satire}} and BlackComedy, and a [[BeigeProse straightforward writing style]] reminiscent of, well, sports columns for example. It's probably the first critical analysis of the hero worship and myth-making which is today considered inseparable from the sports world. VirginiaWoolf, FScottFitzgerald, and ErnestHemingway were among Lardner's many admirers, so he must have been doing something right. SJPerelman admitted that Lardner should have had him arrested for stealing from his work.

Other noteworthy works are ''Gullible's Travels'' (1917; perhaps influenced by Mark Twain, Lardner apparently thought a humor writer has to have a travel book on his resume); ''Treat 'Em Rough'' (1918), in which Jack Keefe, whose letters home to "Al" made up ''You Know Me Al'', writes home from the European Front during [=WWI=]; and ''June Moon'' (1929), a comedy play about songwriters written with George S. Kaufman.

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Ringgold Wilmer "Ring" Lardner (American: 1885-1933) was primarily a sports columnist, but deserves inclusion here for his only novel, ''You Know Me Al'' (1916), and a number of short stories, some (but not all) of which had sports as a theme. ''You Know Me Al'' is highly recommended for those interested in {{Satire}} and BlackComedy, and a [[BeigeProse straightforward writing style]] reminiscent of, well, sports columns for example. It's probably the first critical analysis of the hero worship and myth-making which is today considered inseparable from the sports world. VirginiaWoolf, FScottFitzgerald, and ErnestHemingway Creator/ErnestHemingway were among Lardner's many admirers, so he must have been doing something right. SJPerelman admitted that Lardner should have had him arrested for stealing from his work.

Other noteworthy works are ''Gullible's Travels'' (1917; perhaps influenced by Mark Twain, Lardner apparently thought a humor writer has to have a travel book on his resume); ''Treat 'Em Rough'' (1918), in which Jack Keefe, whose letters home to "Al" made up ''You Know Me Al'', writes home from the European Front during [=WWI=]; and ''June Moon'' (1929), a comedy play about songwriters written with George S. Kaufman.
6th Mar '11 12:22:21 PM Prfnoff
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Other noteworthy works are ''Gullible's Travels'' (1917; perhaps influenced by Mark Twain, Lardner apparently thought a humor writer has to have a travel book on his resume), and ''Treat 'Em Rough'' (1918), in which Jack Keefe, whose letters home to "Al" made up ''You Know Me Al'', writes home from the European Front during [=WWI=].

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Other noteworthy works are ''Gullible's Travels'' (1917; perhaps influenced by Mark Twain, Lardner apparently thought a humor writer has to have a travel book on his resume), and resume); ''Treat 'Em Rough'' (1918), in which Jack Keefe, whose letters home to "Al" made up ''You Know Me Al'', writes home from the European Front during [=WWI=].[=WWI=]; and ''June Moon'' (1929), a comedy play about songwriters written with George S. Kaufman.
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