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Damon Runyon (1884–1946)

Autor/a de Guys and Dolls [1955 film]

129+ obres 2,280 Membres 30 Ressenyes 11 preferits

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Alfred Damon Runyon (1880-1946) was an American newspaperman and short story writer who lived in New York City. He is best known for his humorous depictions of unsavory and hedonistic characters during the Prohibition era. His writing style incorporates lots of colorful slang to give his characters mostra'n més life and authenticity. His work inspired modern Broadway works like Guys and Dolls. mostra'n menys
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Obres de Damon Runyon

Guys and Dolls [1955 film] (1955) — Original story — 296 exemplars
Guys and dolls (1932) 273 exemplars
Runyon from First to Last (1954) 162 exemplars
The Damon Runyon Omnibus (1931) 143 exemplars
A treasury of Damon Runyon (1958) 115 exemplars
The Snatching of Bookie Bob (1995) — Autor — 100 exemplars
The Best of Damon Runyon (1938) 94 exemplars
Damon Runyon Favorites (1942) 81 exemplars
Dream Street (1989) 59 exemplars
Runyon à la Carte (1944) 53 exemplars
Take it Easy (1938) 51 exemplars
More than Somewhat (1937) 36 exemplars
Guys and dolls: Twenty stories (1956) 30 exemplars
Trials and Tribulations (1946) 29 exemplars
More Guys and Dolls (1950) 24 exemplars
Runyon First and Last (1949) 22 exemplars
Broadway Stories (1982) 20 exemplars
Poems for Men (1947) 13 exemplars
Short Takes (1946) 11 exemplars
Tunis Expedition (1943) — Pròleg — 9 exemplars
Blue Plate Special (1934) 6 exemplars
The Three Wise Guys (1946) 6 exemplars
A Slight Case of Murder (1940) 5 exemplars
The Turps (1951) 5 exemplars
My Old Man (2018) 4 exemplars
Money from home (1935) 3 exemplars
Brodway mon village (1949) 3 exemplars
Laugh Your Head Off! (1945) 3 exemplars
All This and That (1950) 3 exemplars
MY WIFE ETHEL 2 exemplars
Nocturnes dans Broadway (1986) 2 exemplars
Tipos y tipas (1962) 2 exemplars
Killar och bönor 2 exemplars
In Mindys Restaurant (1999) 2 exemplars
Johnny One-Eye (1941) 2 exemplars
15 opowiadań nowojorskich (2002) 1 exemplars
השבעה 1 exemplars
The Tents of Trouble (1911) (2014) 1 exemplars
Slow Horses and Fast Women (1979) 1 exemplars
Guys and Dolls of Broadway (1986) 1 exemplars
Bulli e pupe 1 exemplars
A puño limpio (Vol.2) (2014) 1 exemplars
Runyon's Guys and Dolls (1935) 1 exemplars
Neat Strip 1 exemplars
Sense of Humour 1 exemplars
Madame La Gimp 1 exemplars
The Brain Goes Home 1 exemplars
Dream Street Rose 1 exemplars
Breach Of Promise 1 exemplars
Le mauvais cheval (2007) 1 exemplars
Lillian 1 exemplars
Undertaker Song 1 exemplars
Dinero Seguro 1 exemplars
For A Pal 1 exemplars
A Piece of Pie 1 exemplars
Situation Wanted 1 exemplars
Baseball Hattie 1 exemplars
Too Much Pep 1 exemplars
Bred For Battle 1 exemplars
Big Shoulders 1 exemplars
The Big Umbrella 1 exemplars
What, No Butler? 1 exemplars
It Comes Up Mud 1 exemplars
Cemetery Bait 1 exemplars
Lonely Heart 1 exemplars
Tight Shoes 1 exemplars
Social Error 1 exemplars
Princess O'Hara 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century (2000) — Col·laborador — 455 exemplars
Baseball: A Literary Anthology (2002) — Col·laborador — 337 exemplars
75 Short Masterpieces: Stories from the World's Literature (1961) — Col·laborador — 298 exemplars
A Treasury of Short Stories (1947) — Col·laborador — 293 exemplars
The Best of Modern Humor (1983) — Col·laborador — 292 exemplars
The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries (2013) — Col·laborador — 290 exemplars
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (1998) — Col·laborador — 281 exemplars
Detective Stories (1998) — Col·laborador — 270 exemplars
Russell Baker's Book of American Humor (1993) — Col·laborador — 209 exemplars
World War I and America: Told by the Americans Who Lived It (1918) — Col·laborador — 193 exemplars
New York Stories (Everyman's Pocket Classics) (2011) — Col·laborador — 152 exemplars
The Oxford Book of Villains (1992) — Col·laborador — 136 exemplars
Read With Me (1965) — Col·laborador — 129 exemplars
Cat Stories (Everyman's Pocket Classics) (2011) — Col·laborador — 98 exemplars
Murder for Christmas, Vol. 2 (1982) — Col·laborador — 87 exemplars
The Best American Humorous Short Stories (1945) — Col·laborador — 83 exemplars
Baseball's Best Short Stories (1995) — Col·laborador — 79 exemplars
American Christmas Stories (2021) — Col·laborador — 60 exemplars
Murderous Schemes (1996) — Col·laborador — 58 exemplars
Desert Island Decameron (1945) — Col·laborador — 57 exemplars
Guys and Dolls: A Musical Fable of Broadway [libretto] (1951) — Original story — 52 exemplars
Manhattan Noir 2: The Classics (2008) — Col·laborador — 48 exemplars
Great Baseball Stories (1979) — Col·laborador — 47 exemplars
The Bedside Tales: A Gay Collection (1945) — Col·laborador — 46 exemplars
Strictly Dishonorable and Other Lost American Plays (1986) — Col·laborador — 40 exemplars
Ellery Queen's Book of Mystery Stories by 25 Famous Writers (1952) — Col·laborador — 36 exemplars
Stories for Tens and Over (1976) — Col·laborador — 35 exemplars
The Dick Francis Complete Treasury of Great Racing Stories (1991) — Col·laborador — 34 exemplars
Round the Christmas Fire: Festive Stories (2013) — Col·laborador — 34 exemplars
The Killing Spirit : An Anthology of Murder for Hire (1996) — Col·laborador — 33 exemplars
Korter dan kort de beste kortste verhalen uit de wereldliteratuur (1993) — Col·laborador — 28 exemplars
Miami Noir: The Classics (2020) — Col·laborador — 24 exemplars
The World of Law, Volume II : The Law as Literature (1960) — Col·laborador — 21 exemplars
Murder at the Races (1995) — Col·laborador — 20 exemplars
The New Treasury of Great Racing Stories (1991) — Col·laborador — 17 exemplars
Horse Stories (2012) — Col·laborador — 16 exemplars
Modern American Short Stories (1945) — Col·laborador — 15 exemplars
Little Miss Marker [1980 film] (2004) — Original story — 11 exemplars
A Cavalcade of Collier's (1959) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars
The Big Street [1942 film] (1942) — Original story — 10 exemplars
Classic Dog Stories (Macmillan Collector's Library) (2020) — Col·laborador — 9 exemplars
Moderne Amerikaanse verhalen (1982) — Col·laborador — 9 exemplars
Murder for the Millions (1946) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars
Little Miss Marker [1934 film] (1934) — Original story — 7 exemplars
Modern American Short Stories (1941) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars
Lady for a Day [1933 film] (1933) — Original story — 6 exemplars
Dealers Choice: The Worlds Greatest Poker Stories (1955) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
The Stakes are High (1954) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
Valentine Ever After [2016 TV Movie] (2016) — Actor — 5 exemplars
The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor (1963) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
Very, Very, Valentine [2018 TV movie] (2018) — Actor — 4 exemplars
Contemporary Short Stories: Representative Selections, Volume 2 (1954) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
A dozen and one (1977) — Introducció — 2 exemplars
The Narrative Impulse: Short Stories for Analysis (1963) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Murder Mixture: An Anthology of Crime Stories (1963) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Twelve Great Modern Stories, A New Collection — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Horror and Homicide (1949) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Adventure [Vol. 2 No. 3, July 1911] (1911) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Adventure [Vol. 3 No. 1, November 1911] (1911) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Johnny One-Eye [1950 film] — Original story — 1 exemplars
Adventure [Vol. 1 No. 5, March 1911] (1911) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars

Etiquetat

Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Runyon, Damon
Nom oficial
Runyon, Alfred Damon
Data de naixement
1884-10-04
Data de defunció
1946-12-10
Lloc d'enterrament
Cremated
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
USA
País (per posar en el mapa)
USA
Lloc de naixement
Manhattan, Kansas, USA
Lloc de defunció
New York, New York, USA
Causa de la mort
throat cancer
Llocs de residència
Manhattan, Kansas, USA
Pueblo, Colorado, USA
New York, New York, USA
Professions
journalist
short-story writer
Organitzacions
United States Army (Spanish-American War)
New York American
New York Journal American

Membres

Ressenyes

A collection of short stories telling of a number of colourful characters. People who may come from the wrong side of the tracks but can still mean well or have a heart of gold.

The names are unusual — Harry the Horse, Big False Face, and Last Card Louie are just a few of the interesting and unique personalities.

Some of the stories may ring a bell — “Madame La Gimp” and Little Miss Marker” are two that became popular movies. “Madame La Gimp” became “Lady For A Day” and won three Oscars. I believe “Little Miss Marker” has been made a movie a couple of times.

Runyon was a top sports/news reporter and went into writing about the characters he met elsewhere in New York City. Comical and written in the rich, colourful style of the 1940s, Runyon gives life to his characters on paper. Descriptions and dialogue take the character from the page to being alive in front of you.

A fun trip back in time to another place.
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ChazziFrazz | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Feb 27, 2024 |
Full Title is:- Runyon from first to last : containing all the stories written by Damon Runyon and not included in "Runyon on Broadway."
 
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lcl999 | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Nov 11, 2022 |
Great selection, though some of the non-Guys and Dolls stories are a bit ordinary.
 
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lcl999 | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Nov 11, 2022 |
The Broadway stories which make up the bulk of this collection mark out the territory of the runyonesque: heartfelt humble heroes full of hopeful cynicism risking everything on the next roll of the dice knowing the odds are against them but that’s still more of a chance than they started out with in life. His style is unique. His characters shape and are shaped by their time and place — New York during prohibition. A treat to read still today.

The other writings here confirm that Runyon’s strength as a short story writer emerged from his solid grounding in gritty journalism. And they remind us that his life as a writer was every bit as vibrant and colourful as his fiction implied.

Easy to recommend.
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RandyMetcalfe | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Oct 8, 2022 |

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Obres
129
També de
74
Membres
2,280
Popularitat
#11,252
Valoració
3.9
Ressenyes
30
ISBN
89
Llengües
8
Preferit
11

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