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Ring Lardner

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .President Wilson and give each other the double O. He wasn't what you could call ugly lookin', but if you'd come out in print and say he was handsome, a good lawyer'd have you at his mercy. His dimensions, what they was of them, all run perpendicular. He didn't have no latitude. If his collar slipped over his shoulders he could step out of it. If they hadn't been payin' him all them millions for pitcher plays, he could of got a job in a wire wheel. They wouldn't of been no difference in his photograph if you took it with a X-ray or a camera. But he had hair and two eyes and a mouth and all the rest of it, and his clo'es was certainly class. Why wouldn't they be? He could pick out cloth that was thirty bucks a yard and get a suit and overcoat for fifteen bucks. A umbrella cover would of made him a year's pyjamas.

Well, I seen the Missus sneak from the kitchen to her room to don the shoe leather, so I got right down to business.

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Community Reviews

If you’da ast me who this Ring Lardner feller was, I’da said it was some variable of horseshoes. I’da been mistook. He was a writer for the funny papers, and on the side he done some serious funny writing. He wrote short stories, which is like novels only smaller. So bein’ that I love learnin’, I to

My guess is that by the time you've stumbled across this - you're pretty familiar with Ring Lardner Sr. I absolutely love his sense of humor and the local referrences to my home, Chicago are pleasing. Knowing also that Groucho Marx loved his writing cements the deal for me. Lardner's humor is stark

If, like me, you're living in the past, you will laugh out loud. Highly recommended!

At first I was turned off by the slangy way this book is written, but it really grew on me. Ultimately I feel like I understand the characters and their world much better by hearing it this way. After all, habits of speech become habits of mind.

I also struggled with the humour at first, but it reall

Bottom Line First:
Ring Lardner's Gullibles Travels is a collection of 1920's era humor. He may have had a good ear for mid-western accents but his over use of that language and his over use of what may have been common expression can make for difficult reading. His narrator has a jaundiced outlook,

Sint unele povestiri - parca numai una, totusi - al caror sens/poanta imi scapa (“Lady Perkins”).
Dar povestiri ca “Faptele”, “In tren”, “Calatoriile lui Gullible”..., fiecare are cite ceva surprinzator si atractiv (“catchy”, in atit de sintetica limba a autorului) – vreo intorsatura, stilul narativ

Divertente e scorrevole, ottimo per trascorrere del tempo con leggerezza

It's Ring Larnder. Enough said.

Lardner is neglected, but he's worth seeking out. These five connected stories, about a lower-class Chicago couple circa 1916 with pretensions of upward mobility, are narrated by the husband in vernacular, a Lardner specialty. They're a delight to read, as the husband skewers much of what he encount

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