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Damon Runyon and the making of New York City culture

By Schwarz, Daniel R.

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ISBN
978-0-31223-948-0
Publisher
New York ; Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.


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Library Journal

Reviewed on April 15, 2003

This intriguing scholarly study of Damon Runyon, a newspaper reporter, columnist, and short story writer, examines his contributions to New York City culture and identity in the early part of the 20th century. Schwarz (English, Cornell) considers Runyon's work in shaping urban culture from 1910 until his death in 1946, arguing that his subject was "high lowbrow," a cultural identity that shaped the media and created work that had "historical importanc...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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