Individual Author Record
Name: Ring LardnerPen Name: None Genre: Born: March 6, 1885 in Niles, Michigan Sites:
Illinois ConnectionLardner was a sportswriter and columnist in Chicago. He wrote for several Chicago newspapers from 1907 through 1932.
Biographical and Professional InformationRing Lardner was an American sports columnist and short story writer best known for his satirical takes on the sports world, marriage and the theatre. He began his career as a sportswriter in Chicago and started in fiction with a series of stories about a baseball player named Jack Keefe. These stories, some of which were collected in <i>You Know Me Al</i>, already demonstrate Lardner's gift for dark, sardonic satire and his sharp ear for American colloquial speech. Later collections include <i>How to Write Short Stories</i> (1924) and <i>The Love Nest and Other Stories</i> (1926). He was also a successful playwright, collaborating with such Broadway legends as George M. Cohan on <i>Elmer the Great</i> (1928) and George S. Kaufman on <i>June Mood</i> (1929).
- Regular Fellows I Have Met, Wilmont, 1919
- The Big Town, How I and the Mrs. Go to New York to See Life and Get Katie a Husband, Bobbs-Merrill, 1921
- How to Write Short Stories, Scribner, 1925
- What of It, Scribner, 1925
- The Love Nest and Other Stories by Ring W. Lardner, Scribner, 1926
- Elmer the Great, 1928
- Round-Up, The Stories of Ring W. Lardner, Scribner, 1929
- June Moon, 1930
- Lose With a Smile, Scribner, 1933
- Ring Around the Bases, The Complete Baseball Stories of Ring Lardner, Macmillan, 1992
- Selected Stories, Penguin, 1997
Titles At Your Library
Regular fellows I have met,
ISBN: B0008644BC Carbery & Reed. 1919
How to write Short Stories
ISBN: 0722231075 Library Reprints. 2008
Ring Around the Bases: The Complete Baseball Stories of Ring Lardner
ISBN: 1570035318 University of South Carolina Press. 2003 This collection of fiction by writer, critic and sports editor Ring Lardner celebrates the American pastime of baseball.
Ring Lardner: Selected Stories (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)
ISBN: 0141180188 Penguin Classics. 1997 This collection brings together twenty-one of Lardner’s best pieces, including the six Jack Keefe stories that compriseYou Know Me, Al, as well as such familiar favorites as “Alibi Ike,” “Some Like Them Cold,” and “Guillible’s Travels.”
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