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Damon Runyon (1884–1946)

Autor(a) de Guys and Dolls [1955 film]

129+ Works 2,294 Membros 30 Reviews 11 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais life and authenticity. His work inspired modern Broadway works like Guys and Dolls. mostrar menos
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Obras de Damon Runyon

Guys and Dolls [1955 film] (1955) — Original story — 299 cópias
Guys and dolls (1932) 275 cópias
Runyon from First to Last (1954) 162 cópias
The Damon Runyon Omnibus (1931) 143 cópias
A treasury of Damon Runyon (1958) 115 cópias
The Snatching of Bookie Bob (1995) — Autor — 101 cópias
The Best of Damon Runyon (1938) 94 cópias
Damon Runyon Favorites (1942) 81 cópias
Dream Street (1989) 60 cópias
Runyon à la Carte (1944) 53 cópias
Take it Easy (1938) 51 cópias
More than Somewhat (1937) 36 cópias
Trials and Tribulations (1946) 29 cópias
More Guys and Dolls (1950) 24 cópias
Runyon First and Last (1949) 23 cópias
Broadway Stories (1982) 20 cópias
Poems for Men (1947) 13 cópias
Short Takes (1946) 11 cópias
Tunis Expedition (1943) — Prefácio — 9 cópias
Blue Plate Special (1934) 6 cópias
The Three Wise Guys (1946) 6 cópias
A Slight Case of Murder (1940) 5 cópias
The Turps (1951) 5 cópias
My Old Man (2018) 4 cópias
Money from home (1935) 3 cópias
Brodway mon village (1949) 3 cópias
Laugh Your Head Off! (1945) 3 cópias
All This and That (1950) 3 cópias
MY WIFE ETHEL 2 cópias
Nocturnes dans Broadway (1986) 2 cópias
Tipos y tipas (1962) 2 cópias
In Mindys Restaurant (1999) 2 cópias
Johnny One-Eye (1941) 2 cópias
15 opowiadań nowojorskich (2002) 1 exemplar(es)
השבעה 1 exemplar(es)
The Tents of Trouble (1911) (2014) 1 exemplar(es)
Slow Horses and Fast Women (1979) 1 exemplar(es)
Jack Dempsey: A Tale of Two Fists (2019) 1 exemplar(es)
Guys and Dolls of Broadway (1986) 1 exemplar(es)
Damon Runyon Ominbus 1 exemplar(es)
Bulli e pupe 1 exemplar(es)
A Second Runyon Omnibus 1 exemplar(es)
A puño limpio (Vol.2) (2014) 1 exemplar(es)
Collected Short Stories 1 exemplar(es)
Runyon's Guys and Dolls (1935) 1 exemplar(es)
Neat Strip 1 exemplar(es)
A Dangerous Guy Indeed 1 exemplar(es)
Sense of Humour 1 exemplar(es)
Madame La Gimp 1 exemplar(es)
The Brain Goes Home 1 exemplar(es)
Earthquake [Short story] 1 exemplar(es)
Dream Street Rose 1 exemplar(es)
Breach Of Promise 1 exemplar(es)
Le mauvais cheval (2007) 1 exemplar(es)
Lillian 1 exemplar(es)
Undertaker Song 1 exemplar(es)
Dinero Seguro 1 exemplar(es)
For A Pal 1 exemplar(es)
A Job For The Macarone 1 exemplar(es)
A Piece of Pie 1 exemplar(es)
Situation Wanted 1 exemplar(es)
Baseball Hattie 1 exemplar(es)
Too Much Pep 1 exemplar(es)
Bred For Battle 1 exemplar(es)
Big Shoulders 1 exemplar(es)
The Big Umbrella 1 exemplar(es)
What, No Butler? 1 exemplar(es)
It Comes Up Mud 1 exemplar(es)
Cemetery Bait 1 exemplar(es)
The Brakeman's Daughter 1 exemplar(es)
Lonely Heart 1 exemplar(es)
Tight Shoes 1 exemplar(es)
Social Error 1 exemplar(es)
Princess O'Hara 1 exemplar(es)
A Very Honourable Guy 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century (2000) — Contribuinte — 457 cópias
Baseball: A Literary Anthology (2002) — Contribuinte — 337 cópias
75 Short Masterpieces: Stories from the World's Literature (1961) — Contribuinte — 301 cópias
The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries (2013) — Contribuinte — 298 cópias
A Treasury of Short Stories (1947) — Contribuinte — 295 cópias
The Best of Modern Humor (1983) — Contribuinte — 291 cópias
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (1998) — Contribuinte — 282 cópias
Detective Stories (1998) — Contribuinte — 271 cópias
Russell Baker's Book of American Humor (1993) — Contribuinte — 208 cópias
World War I and America: Told by the Americans Who Lived It (1918) — Contribuinte — 197 cópias
New York Stories (Everyman's Pocket Classics) (2011) — Contribuinte — 157 cópias
The Oxford Book of Villains (1992) — Contribuinte — 136 cópias
Read With Me (1965) — Contribuinte — 129 cópias
Cat Stories (Everyman's Pocket Classics) (2011) — Contribuinte — 101 cópias
Murder for Christmas, Vol. 2 (1982) — Contribuinte — 88 cópias
The Best American Humorous Short Stories (1945) — Contribuinte — 85 cópias
Baseball's Best Short Stories (1995) — Contribuinte — 79 cópias
American Christmas Stories (2021) — Contribuinte — 62 cópias
Murderous Schemes (1996) — Contribuinte — 59 cópias
Desert Island Decameron (1945) — Contribuinte — 57 cópias
Guys and Dolls: A Musical Fable of Broadway [libretto] (1951) — Original story — 52 cópias
Manhattan Noir 2: The Classics (2008) — Contribuinte — 49 cópias
Great Baseball Stories (1979) — Contribuinte — 47 cópias
The Bedside Tales: A Gay Collection (1945) — Contribuinte — 46 cópias
Strictly Dishonorable and Other Lost American Plays (1986) — Contribuinte — 40 cópias
Ellery Queen's Book of Mystery Stories by 25 Famous Writers (1952) — Contribuinte — 36 cópias
Stories for Tens and Over (1976) — Contribuinte — 35 cópias
Round the Christmas Fire: Festive Stories (2013) — Contribuinte — 35 cópias
The Dick Francis Complete Treasury of Great Racing Stories (1991) — Contribuinte — 34 cópias
The Killing Spirit : An Anthology of Murder for Hire (1996) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias
Miami Noir: The Classics (2020) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
The World of Law, Volume II : The Law as Literature (1960) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias
Murder at the Races (1995) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
The New Treasury of Great Racing Stories (1991) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
Horse Stories (2012) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
Modern American Short Stories (1945) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
Little Miss Marker [1980 film] (2004) — Original story — 11 cópias
A Cavalcade of Collier's (1959) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
The Big Street [1942 film] (1942) — Original story — 10 cópias
Classic Dog Stories (Macmillan Collector's Library) (2020) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Moderne Amerikaanse verhalen (1982) — Contribuinte — 9 cópias
Murder for the Millions (1946) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Little Miss Marker [1934 film] (1934) — Original story — 7 cópias
Modern American Short Stories (1941) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
Lady for a Day [1933 film] (1933) — Original story — 6 cópias
Dealers Choice: The Worlds Greatest Poker Stories (1955) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
The Stakes are High (1954) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Valentine Ever After [2016 TV Movie] (2016) — Actor — 5 cópias
The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor (1963) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Very, Very, Valentine [2018 TV movie] (2018) — Actor — 4 cópias
A dozen and one (1977) — Introdução — 2 cópias
The Narrative Impulse: Short Stories for Analysis (1963) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Murder Mixture: An Anthology of Crime Stories (1963) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Twelve Great Modern Stories, A New Collection — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Horror and Homicide (1949) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Adventure [Vol. 2 No. 3, July 1911] (1911) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Adventure [Vol. 3 No. 1, November 1911] (1911) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Johnny One-Eye [1950 film] — Original story — 1 exemplar(es)
Adventure [Vol. 1 No. 5, March 1911] (1911) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

Etiquetado

20th century (73) American (58) American literature (128) anthology (568) baseball (121) cats (33) Christmas (123) classics (37) collection (56) crime (63) crime fiction (39) detective (32) DVD (42) essays (81) fiction (851) Folio Society (22) hardcover (37) history (35) horror (116) humor (327) Library of America (70) literature (168) LOA (23) musical (44) mystery (284) New York (130) New York City (40) non-fiction (57) own (40) poetry (51) read (39) short fiction (34) short stories (938) short story (70) sports (51) stories (72) to-read (261) unread (68) USA (36) WWI (23)

Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Runyon, Damon
Nome de batismo
Runyon, Alfred Damon
Data de nascimento
1884-10-04
Data de falecimento
1946-12-10
Local de enterro
Cremated
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
País (para mapa)
USA
Local de nascimento
Manhattan, Kansas, USA
Local de falecimento
New York, New York, USA
Causa da morte
throat cancer
Locais de residência
Manhattan, Kansas, USA
Pueblo, Colorado, USA
New York, New York, USA
Ocupação
journalist
short-story writer
Organizações
United States Army (Spanish-American War)
New York American
New York Journal American

Membros

Resenhas

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 | 1 outra resenha | 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 | outras 4 resenhas | Nov 11, 2022 |
Great selection, though some of the non-Guys and Dolls stories are a bit ordinary.
 
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lcl999 | 1 outra resenha | 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 | 1 outra resenha | Oct 8, 2022 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
129
Also by
74
Membros
2,294
Popularidade
#11,195
Avaliação
3.9
Resenhas
30
ISBNs
89
Idiomas
7
Favorito
11

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