Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Runyon & Broadway

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Damon Runyon grew up in the West, moved to New York City, and became one of the leading voices of American popular culture. From sports writing to short fiction, this unique collection offers an eclectic sampling of his extraordinary talent. Here are newspaper pieces, stories— including the last one he ever composed—poetry, and, of course, the Broadway tales for which he is chiefly remembered: Guys and Dolls, Blood Pressure, The Bloodhounds of Broadway, and others. Featuring works that are impossible to find elsewhere, and Runyon’s signature eye for detail—particularly the sounds, smells, and tastes of New York—this book brings an American icon to a new generation of readers. Also features great cover art by Al Hirschfeld.

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