Birth date: March 06, 1885
Died: September 25, 1933
Ring Lardner's Books
The title is a misnomer. Not that there aren't some wonderful stories here, but they were never really chosen because they're the best American short stories of the 20th century. Rather, these are Updike's 56 picks out of the 2,000 stories originally chosen in the 84 volumes of a yearly anthology pu...
Many people remember Dorothy Parker, and if you are a Marx Brothers fan you may remember George S. Kaufman, but few remember the likes of Robert Benchley or Heywood Broun. This book does a fine job of reminding readers of the writers and wits who frequented the Algonquin Hotel in the 1920's.