The Collected Stories of Ring Lardner (Modern Library)

The Collected Stories of Ring Lardner (Modern Library)❴KINDLE❵ ✽ The Collected Stories of Ring Lardner (Modern Library) Author Ring Lardner – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Lardner , until the day of his death in , hewed to his own line and wrote of life in the baseball dugout, the hoofer s hall bedroom, the fighter s training camp, Tin Pan Alley and other haunts of ob Stories of MOBI ñ Lardner , until the day of his death in , hewed to his own line and wrote of life in the baseball dugout, the hoofer s hall bedroom, the fighter s training camp, Tin Pan Alley and other haunts of obscure but ambitious, if slightly inarticulate, Americans The Collected PDF/EPUB or A Note on The Author of the Collected Short StoriesContentsThe Maysville Minstrel I Can t Breathe Haircut Alibi Ike Liberty Hall Zone of Quiet Mr Frisbie Hurry Kane Champion Contract Dinner Women A Day With Conrad Green Old Folks Christmas Harmony The Love Nest Ex Parte The Golden Collected Stories of MOBI î Honeymoon Now and Then Horseshoes There Are Smiles Anniversary Reunion Travelogue Who DealtMy Roomy Rhythym Some Like Them Cold Nora Man Not Overboard A Caddy s Diary Mr and Mrs Fix It A Frame Up Sun Cured The Facts. They lay a whole lot stiller than live customers, said Whitey the barber to an unknown person trying to get a haircut in Ring Lardner s story, Haircut He was talking about how he doesn t mind shaving a person s face in preparation for a funeral It s one of a thousand things this barber says about the town, the people in it, and the world that formed it Ring Lardner was a favorite of my old friend Terry Kennedy who left us a few years back, and I read this story on or about the anniversary They lay a whole lot stiller than live customers, said Whitey the barber to an unknown person trying to get a haircut in Ring Lardner s story, Haircut He was talking about how he doesn t mind shaving a person s face in preparation for a funeral It s one of a thousand things this barber says about the town, the people in it, and the world that formed it Ring Lardner was a favorite of my old friend Terry Kennedy who left us a few years back, and I read this story on or about the anniversary of its passing I suspect this one stuck out with Terry because his home town of Cartersville, Ga is mentioned in the first sentence, but ultimately, it resonated because of the basic qualities of resonance This breathless, 10 page explosion of detail from the barber is the life Terry sought and found in people, and was such an explosion himself I miss that guy and am glad that he exploded enough things into the world like reading suggestions so that tremors of his having passed through are forever around Lardner s short stories reflect his incisive wit Some are cute, some sad, some funny, all well written These do not ascend to the caliber of a Poe, a Chekhov, a Twain or a Faulkner, but they are better than the darling of the publishing industry Hemingway Lardner s talent for writing true vernacular is frowned upon today What a pity Fiction should revel in all of humanity s foibles Instead, antiseptic banality is promoted by editors to the detriment of the art. My only prior exposure to Ring Lardner was Haircut I stand by that story, and I obviously liked it as I decided to read his collected works.As for the remainder of the stories, the baseball jargon, misogyny, incessant talk of bridge and related card games, and the 1920 magazine grade writing simply got in the way at times I did like Champion, Old Folks Christmas, Who Dealt , Some Like Them Cold, and Nora Nothing else.