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Ring Lardner

Journalist (6-Mar-1885 — 25-Sep-1933)


Matthew Joseph Bruccoli; Richard Layman. Ring W. Lardner: A Descriptive Bibliography. University of Pittsburgh Press. 1976. 446pp.

Clifford M. Caruthers (editor). Ring Around Max: The Correspondence of Ring Lardner and Max Perkins. Northern Illinois University Press. 1973.

Clifford M. Caruthers (editor). Letters From Ring. Flint, MI: Waldon Press. 1979.

James DeMuth. Small Town Chicago: The Comic Perspective of Finley Peter Dunne, George Ade, Ring Lardner. Kennikat Press. 1980. 122pp.

Donald Elder. Ring Lardner: A Biography. Garden City, NY: Doubleday. 1956. 409pp.

Elizabeth Evans. Ring Lardner. New York: Ungar. 1979.

Otto Friedrich. Ring Lardner. University of Minnesota Press. 1965. 48pp.

Maxwell Geismar. Writers in Crisis: The American Novel, 1925-1940: Ring Lardner, Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Passos, William Faulkner, Thomas Wolfe, John Steinbeck. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1960. 308pp.

Maxwell David Geismar. Ring Lardner and the Portrait of Folly. Thomas Y. Crowell. 1972.

Ring Lardner, Jr.. The Lardners: My Family Remembered. New York: Harper & Row. 1976. 371pp.

Ring Lardner. The Story of a Wonder Man: Being the Autobiography of Ring Lardner. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1927. Also republished by Greenwood in 1975.

Walton R. Patrick. Ring Lardner. New York: Twayne. 1963.

Douglas H. Robinson. Ring Lardner and the Other. Oxford University Press. 1992. 336pp.

Jonathan Yardley. Ring: A Biography of Ring Lardner. New York: Random House. 1977. 415pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  7. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.400)

  8. Webster's American Biographies (p.608)

  9. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.127)

  10. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.141)

  11. Twentieth Century Authors (p.790)

  12. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.410)

  13. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.579)

  14. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.423)

  15. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.289)

  16. American Lives: Sports (vol.2, pp.17-19)

  17. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.545)

  18. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.3, p.90)

  19. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.9)

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