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Damon Runyon (1884–1946)

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

129+ Works 2,291 Membros 30 Críticas 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 por Damon Runyon

Guys and Dolls [1955 film] (1955) — Original story — 298 exemplares
Guys and dolls (1932) 274 exemplares
Runyon on Broadway (Picador Books) (1950) 234 exemplares
Runyon from First to Last (1954) 162 exemplares
The Damon Runyon Omnibus (1931) 143 exemplares
A treasury of Damon Runyon (1958) 115 exemplares
The Snatching of Bookie Bob (1995) — Autor — 101 exemplares
Guys and Dolls and other writings (2008) 96 exemplares
The Best of Damon Runyon (1938) 94 exemplares
Damon Runyon Favorites (1942) 81 exemplares
Dream Street (1989) 60 exemplares
Runyon à la Carte (1944) 53 exemplares
Take it Easy (1938) 51 exemplares
Guys and Dolls: And Other Stories (2005) 41 exemplares
More than Somewhat (1937) 36 exemplares
Guys and dolls: Twenty stories (1956) 30 exemplares
Trials and Tribulations (1946) 29 exemplares
More Guys and Dolls (1950) 24 exemplares
Runyon First and Last (1949) 23 exemplares
Guys and dolls and other stories (1965) 21 exemplares
Broadway Stories (1982) 20 exemplares
Poems for Men (1947) 13 exemplares
Short Takes (1946) 11 exemplares
Tunis Expedition (1943) — Prefácio — 9 exemplares
Blue Plate Special (1934) 6 exemplares
The Three Wise Guys (1946) 6 exemplares
A Slight Case of Murder (1940) 5 exemplares
The Turps (1951) 5 exemplares
My Old Man (2018) 4 exemplares
Money from home (1935) 3 exemplares
Brodway mon village (1949) 3 exemplares
Laugh Your Head Off! (1945) 3 exemplares
All This and That (1950) 3 exemplares
MY WIFE ETHEL 2 exemplares
Nocturnes dans Broadway (1986) 2 exemplares
Butch Minds The Baby 2 exemplares
Tipos y tipas (1962) 2 exemplares
Killar och bönor 2 exemplares
In Mindys Restaurant (1999) 2 exemplares
Johnny One-Eye (1941) 2 exemplares
15 opowiadań nowojorskich (2002) 1 exemplar
השבעה 1 exemplar
The Tents of Trouble (1911) (2014) 1 exemplar
Slow Horses and Fast Women (1979) 1 exemplar
Guys and Dolls of Broadway (1986) 1 exemplar
Bulli e pupe 1 exemplar
A puño limpio (Vol.2) (2014) 1 exemplar
Runyon's Guys and Dolls (1935) 1 exemplar
Neat Strip 1 exemplar
Sense of Humour 1 exemplar
Madame La Gimp 1 exemplar
Dream Street Rose 1 exemplar
Breach Of Promise 1 exemplar
Le mauvais cheval (2007) 1 exemplar
Lillian 1 exemplar
Undertaker Song 1 exemplar
Dinero Seguro 1 exemplar
For A Pal 1 exemplar
A Piece of Pie 1 exemplar
Situation Wanted 1 exemplar
Baseball Hattie 1 exemplar
Too Much Pep 1 exemplar
Bred For Battle 1 exemplar
Big Shoulders 1 exemplar
The Big Umbrella 1 exemplar
What, No Butler? 1 exemplar
It Comes Up Mud 1 exemplar
Cemetery Bait 1 exemplar
Lonely Heart 1 exemplar
Tight Shoes 1 exemplar
Social Error 1 exemplar
Princess O'Hara 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century (2000) — Contribuidor — 455 exemplares
Baseball: A Literary Anthology (2002) — Contribuidor — 337 exemplares
75 Short Masterpieces: Stories from the World's Literature (1961) — Contribuidor — 298 exemplares
A Treasury of Short Stories (1947) — Contribuidor — 292 exemplares
The Best of Modern Humor (1983) — Contribuidor — 291 exemplares
The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries (2013) — Contribuidor — 290 exemplares
Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (1998) — Contribuidor — 281 exemplares
Detective Stories (1998) — Contribuidor — 270 exemplares
Russell Baker's Book of American Humor (1993) — Contribuidor — 209 exemplares
World War I and America: Told by the Americans Who Lived It (1918) — Contribuidor — 193 exemplares
New York Stories (Everyman's Pocket Classics) (2011) — Contribuidor — 153 exemplares
The Oxford Book of Villains (1992) — Contribuidor — 136 exemplares
Read With Me (1965) — Contribuidor — 129 exemplares
Cat Stories (Everyman's Pocket Classics) (2011) — Contribuidor — 100 exemplares
Murder for Christmas, Vol. 2 (1982) — Contribuidor — 87 exemplares
The Best American Humorous Short Stories (1945) — Contribuidor — 84 exemplares
Baseball's Best Short Stories (1995) — Contribuidor — 79 exemplares
American Christmas Stories (2021) — Contribuidor — 62 exemplares
Murderous Schemes (1996) — Contribuidor — 58 exemplares
Desert Island Decameron (1945) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
Guys and Dolls: A Musical Fable of Broadway [libretto] (1951) — Original story — 52 exemplares
Manhattan Noir 2: The Classics (2008) — Contribuidor — 48 exemplares
Great Baseball Stories (1979) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
The Bedside Tales: A Gay Collection (1945) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
Strictly Dishonorable and Other Lost American Plays (1986) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares
Ellery Queen's Book of Mystery Stories by 25 Famous Writers (1952) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
Stories for Tens and Over (1976) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
The Dick Francis Complete Treasury of Great Racing Stories (1991) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
Round the Christmas Fire: Festive Stories (2013) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
The Killing Spirit : An Anthology of Murder for Hire (1996) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
Miami Noir: The Classics (2020) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
The World of Law, Volume II : The Law as Literature (1960) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Murder at the Races (1995) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
The New Treasury of Great Racing Stories (1991) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Horse Stories (2012) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Modern American Short Stories (1945) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Little Miss Marker [1980 film] (2004) — Original story — 11 exemplares
A Cavalcade of Collier's (1959) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
The Big Street [1942 film] (1942) — Original story — 10 exemplares
Classic Dog Stories (Macmillan Collector's Library) (2020) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Moderne Amerikaanse verhalen (1982) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Murder for the Millions (1946) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Little Miss Marker [1934 film] (1934) — Original story — 7 exemplares
Modern American Short Stories (1941) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Lady for a Day [1933 film] (1933) — Original story — 6 exemplares
Dealers Choice: The Worlds Greatest Poker Stories (1955) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
The Stakes are High (1954) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Valentine Ever After [2016 TV Movie] (2016) — Actor — 5 exemplares
The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor (1963) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Very, Very, Valentine [2018 TV movie] (2018) — Actor — 4 exemplares
Contemporary Short Stories: Representative Selections, Volume 2 (1954) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
A dozen and one (1977) — Introdução — 2 exemplares
The Narrative Impulse: Short Stories for Analysis (1963) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Murder Mixture: An Anthology of Crime Stories (1963) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Twelve Great Modern Stories, A New Collection — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Horror and Homicide (1949) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Adventure [Vol. 2 No. 3, July 1911] (1911) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Adventure [Vol. 3 No. 1, November 1911] (1911) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Johnny One-Eye [1950 film] — Original story — 1 exemplar
Adventure [Vol. 1 No. 5, March 1911] (1911) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Runyon, Damon
Nome legal
Runyon, Alfred Damon
Data de nascimento
1884-10-04
Data de falecimento
1946-12-10
Localização do túmulo
Cremated
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
País (no 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
Ocupações
journalist
short-story writer
Organizações
United States Army (Spanish-American War)
New York American
New York Journal American

Membros

Críticas

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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Assinalado
ChazziFrazz | 1 outra crítica | 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 | 4 outras críticas | 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 crítica | 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 crítica | Oct 8, 2022 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
129
Also by
74
Membros
2,291
Popularidade
#11,211
Avaliação
3.9
Críticas
30
ISBN
89
Línguas
7
Marcado como favorito
11

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