Damon Runyon: A to Izzard

Damon Runyon: A to Izzard

by Damon Runyon

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Alfred Damon Runyan (re-christened "Runyon" through a printer's error early in his career) was an American journalist and short story writer. He was best known for his short stories celebrating the world of Broadway in New York City that grew out of the Prohibition era. He spun humorous and sentimental tales of gamblers, hustlers, actors, and gangsters, in his distinctive vernacular style known as "Runyonese": a mixture of formal speech and colorful slang, almost always in present tense, and always devoid of contractions. * * * * Runyon's fictional world is perhaps best known today through the musical Guys and Dolls (based on "The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown" and "Blood Pressure"); the movie that made Shirley Temple a star, Little Miss Marker, and its remakes; and the movie Lady for a Day, remade as Pocketful of Miracles (based on "Madame La Gimp").

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161272565
Publisher: V F Editions
Publication date: 07/16/2019
Series: Collected Works
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

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