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aka: Saki

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H. H. (Hector Hugh) Munro (18 December 1870 – 14 November 1916), better known by his pen name Sakinote , was a British writer of over 100 short stories, three novels (The Unbearable Bassington, When William Came, and The Westminster Alice), and three plays (The Death-Trap, Karl-Ludwig's Window, and The Watched Pot). Full of sarcasm, wit, and Black Comedy, the influence of Oscar Wilde shows through in his work— and he, in turn, is a major influence on writers like P. G. Wodehouse and Dorothy Parker. Well known for the blackly comic twist ending, his own death was strangely resonant - during World War One he yelled at another man to put a light out, because there was a German sniper about... and he got shot, not the man with the light.

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Alternative Title(s): Saki, HH Munro

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