No nation has ever achieved the literary diversity of America. From nativist humor to immigrant triumph, Americans have recorded their visions and hopes better than anyone
You Know Me, Al is a classic of baseball, the game and the community. Jack Keefe, one of literature's great characters, is talented, brash, and conceited. Self-assured and imperceptive, impervious to both advice and sarcasm, Keefe rises to the heights, but his inability to learn makes for his undoing. Through a series of letters from this bush-league pitcher to his not-quite-anonymous friend Al, Lardner maintains a balance between the funny and the moving, the pathetic and the glorious.
"A favorite of mine in print and audio"
This collection of the finest short story mystery fiction by the most acclaimed writers, past and present features Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Thomas Burke, Harry Kemelman, and everyone in between. Edited by multi-award-winning mystery connoisseur Otto Penzler, it offers a delightful mixture of mystery and suspense.
Selected Shorts: Travel Tales presents a collection of classic travel experiences. Selected Shorts is an award-winning series of classic and contemporary short fiction read by acclaimed actors. The Selected Shorts radio series is a co-production of Symphony Space and WNYC, New York Public Radio, and is heard on public radio stations nationwide.
"loved every minute"
A glittering collection of humorous stories by classic authors, including 'The Tremendous Adventures of Major Brown' by G.K. Chesterton, 'The Talking Horse' by Thomas Anstey Guthrie, 'The Seventh Pullet' by Saki, 'Biffin on the Bassoon' by Harry Graham, 'The Scharz-Metterklume Method' by Saki, 'The Chaplet' by Saki, 'The Facts' by Ring Lardner, 'A Dissertation Upon Roasted Pig' by Charles Lamb, 'Fur' by Saki, and 'The Lumber Room' by Saki'.
When Billy Bowen and Ellen McDonald's engagement is broken off, nobody quite knows the full story. Slowly the facts are pieced together to reveal a hilarious catalogue of mishaps and misunderstandings which result in a most catastrophic Christmas list. Ring Lardner's comic genius at his most masterful!