Haircut And Other Stories
- Publish Date: 1991-09-11
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Ring Lardner
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Ring Lardner first burst upon the literary scene with his greatest popular success, You Know Me Al . A sportswriter by trade, Lardner had a superb ear for regional peculiarities in speech and was loved for his sense of humor. Funny, sarcastic, sometimes bitter but always ironic, Lardner understood Americans-- their desires, their dreams, and their disappointments. Contained in Haircut and Other Stories are some of Lardner's best-known pieces: Haircut , Alibi Ike , The Love Nest , Zone of Quiet , and Champion . Through these pages pass con men; an opinionated small-town barber; a nurse who chatters on and on, much to the chagrin of her charges; baseball players who have excuses for everything; and boxers who try to make it in the fight game. Published in The Saturday Evening Post , Collier's and Vanity Fair , Lardner enjoyed great success and was heralded as a singular talent by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, H. L. Mencken, and Virginia Woolf. Haircut and Other Stories is a celebration of people and of America, and is a must for anyone interested in classic American fiction.
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