Ring Lardner

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Ring Lardner, 1921

Ringgold Wilmer Lardner (March 6, 1885 – September 25, 1933) was an American sports columnist and short story writer best known for his satirical takes on the sports world, marriage, and the theatre.


  • Are you lost daddy I arsked tenderly.
Shut up he explained.
  • Soon my father had payed the check and gave the waiter a lordly bribe and once more we sprang into the machine and was on our way.
  • A good many young writers make the mistake of enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope, big enough for the manuscript to come back in. This is too much of a temptation to the editor.

Quotes about Ring Lardner

    • All the way from Maugham and de Maupassant and Chekhov to Ring Lardner the short story has served to portray the characteristics, the habits, the manners, the morals, the emotions of a nation, a whole people.
    • Edna Ferber Introduction, One basket (1947)