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Ring Lardner and the Other
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Ring Lardner and the Other

Douglas Robinson

Abstract

Ring Lardner was one of the most popular figures of the early twentieth century—newspaper columnist, sports writer, short-story writer, and personality—yet he has received little attention from scholars. This new book examines the writings of a critically neglected American writer; it also uses Lardner as the basis for a theoretical inquiry into language and literature, and a study of men and masculinity at the turn of the century.

Keywords: Ring Lardner, language, literature, masculinity, sports writing, columnists, short stories, personality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1993 Print ISBN-13: 9780195076004
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195076004.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Douglas Robinson, author
University of Mississippi