Sportswriter, storyteller, humorist?Ring Lardner was an American original, and in this affectionate, entertaining, and authoritative biography, Pulitzer Prize winning critic Jonathan Yardley gives us a new look at Lardner's all too short life and career.
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Jonathan Yardley is the book critic and a columnist for the Washington Post. His columns and reviews are distributed to newspapers throughout the country. He lives in Washington, D.C.Review:
"To this awesomely detailed biography of Ring Lardner, Yardley brings a first-rate literary critic's perceptions; an experienced reporter's skills; a deep interest in that earlier, innocent era of baseball that spawned Lardner as one of the greatest ever to write about that sport; and an obvious and abiding affection for his complex, often puzzling subject." (Chicago Daily News)
"A satisfying portrait of the sad, self-mocking man who wrote some of the funniest prose in the American language." (The New York Times)
Jonathan Yardley's compelling biography "Ring" is a fascinating account of how Lardner rose from his small-town roots to become one of the most famous storytellers in American literature, but one whose life was haunted by his bouts with alcoholism and depression. (The San Francisco Chronicle)
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Book Description Random House, 1977. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0394498119
Book Description Random House, 1977. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110394498119
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