By: Ring Lardner (1885-1933)
You Know Me Al
Big, fat, dumb, lazy, vain, headstrong and cheap, Jack Keefe is a journeyman pitcher with the Chicago White Sox in the rowdy days of the Deadball Era, circa 1915, ruled by the likes of Ty Cobb and John McGraw. In You Know Me Al, we follow Jack Keefe’s life on-field and off, via the letters Jack writes to his old chum Al in his home town of Bedford, Indiana.Ring Lardner was a Chicago sportswriter who covered the White Sox, and he brought an insider’s knowledge of clubhouse life together with his biting wit and gift for the vernacular to create a comic gem in You Know Me Al...
Ring Lardner is a typical parent when his first child is born, full of wonder and the rest of the usual emotions as he watches his little son grow. He wrote a series of 29 short poems on various facets of parenthood.
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Visit From Young Gloom
Ringgold Wilmer "Ring" Lardner was an American sports columnist and short story writer best known for his satirical writings about sports, marriage, and the theatre. He was a contemporary of Ernest Hemingway, Virginia Woolf and F. Scott Fitzgerald, all of whom professed strong admiration for Lardner's writing. - Summary by Wikipedia
Welcome to Spring
Ringgold Wilmer "Ring" Lardner was an American sports columnist and short story writer best known for his satirical writings about sports, marriage, and the theatre. He was a contemporary of Ernest Hemingway, Virginia Woolf and F. Scott Fitzgerald, all of whom professed strong admiration for Lardner's writing.
His Lady Friend
This week's poem is taken from Ringgold Wilmer "Ring" Lardner's Bib Ballads book of poetry about his child. In his Forward he says Dear Parents:—Don't imagine, please, It's in a boastful spirit I fashion verses such as these;... ...But babes are babes, and mine, no doubt, Is very much like others.
volunteers bring you 21 recordings of His Memory by Ring Lardner. This was the Weekly Poetry project for May 19, 2019. ------ Another poem form Bib Ballads, a collection of poems about the author's son. - Summary by David Lawrence
How To Write Short Stories, with examples
Here are 10 humorous short stories by Ring Lardner , an American sports columnist and short-story writer best known for his satirical writings on sports, marriage, and the theatre. His contemporaries Ernest Hemingway, Virginia Woolf, and F. Scott Fitzgerald all professed strong admiration for his writing.