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A Treasury of Damon Runyon #2020

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  • Title: A Treasury of Damon Runyon
  • Author: Damon Runyon Clark Kinnaird
  • ISBN: 9780394604442
  • Page: 176
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. One of my father s favorite songs was Ace in the Hole, I believe written by Johnny Mercer, in the early 1940 s It tells of those on the fringe of society during the Depression and thereabouts, specifically on Broadway in New York I proudly sang it at Dad s funeral I reproduce it herein, in its entirety This town is full of guys who think they re mighty wiseJust because they know a thing or twoYou can find them every day strolling up and down BroadwayTelling of the wonders they can doThere s con [...]

    2. Damon Runyon writes of the Broadway types of the 1930 s, of guys and dolls, bookies, bootleggers, double crossing sweethearts, race touts and A sample of his witty writing is Hold Em Yale, where the narrator s friend is looking for a ticket scalper who cheated him In fact, the nearest Sam ever comes to a college is once when he is passing through the yard belonging to the Princetons, but Sam is on the fly at the time as a gendarme is after him, so he does not really see much of the college Runy [...]

    3. Always good stories with good characters from times when hoods were nice guys someone must still like Runyon stories because Guys and Dolls always reappears on Broadway The musical makes a come back, but you don t hear of many people described as Romanesque these days not sure if it is because there aren t any or no one knows Damon Runyon any .

    4. An excellent collectiion of pieces and stories, all of which will be familiar to anyone with a knowledge of or interest in the works of Damon Runyon So easy to dip into and pass an enjoyable five or ten minuesor an hour

    5. This is maybe the best all around taste of Runyon out there A little poetry, a lot of stories, a bit of the Turps, a little reporting, My Old Home Town, and a few of the last stories.

    6. Meh More like 2 1 2 stars The arrangement of this book is kind of off You d think that they d put all the poems together Instead there s a couple at the beginning and a couple at the end I think the ones at the beginning were supposed to separate the stories that make up the basis for the Guys and Dolls musical from the other ones, but even then, it felt weird There s also a separation of sections in the index but not the text itself It made the thematic and stylistic changes towards the end jar [...]

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