On Broadway

On Broadway

Damon Runyon / Dec 09, 2019

On Broadway A collection of the stories of Damon Runyon who presents the s world of guys and dolls on Broadway

  • Title: On Broadway
  • Author: Damon Runyon
  • ISBN: 9780330245432
  • Page: 416
  • Format: None
  • A collection of the stories of Damon Runyon who presents the 1950s world of guys and dolls on Broadway.

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    About "Damon Runyon"

      • Damon Runyon

        Alfred Damon Runyon October 4, 1880 December 10, 1946 was an American newspaperman and writer.Damon Runyon was born as Alfred Damon Runyan to a family of newspapermen in Manhattan, Kansas His grandfather was a newspaper printer from New Jersey who had relocated to Manhattan, Kansas in 1855, and his father was editor of his own newspaper in the town In 1882 Runyon s father was forced to sell his newspaper, and the family moved westward The family eventually settled in Pueblo, Colorado, in 1887, where Runyon spent the rest of his youth He began to work in the newspaper trade under his father in Pueblo In present day Pueblo, Runyon Field, the Damon Runyon Repertory Theater Company and Runyon Lake are now named in his honor He worked for various newspapers in the Rocky Mountain area at one of those, the spelling of his last name was changed from Runyan to Runyon, a change he let stand.In 1898 Runyon enlisted in the U.S Army to fight in the Spanish American War While in the service, he was assigned to write for the Manila Freedom and Soldier s Letter.He was best known for his short stories celebrating the world of Broadway in New York City that grew out of the Prohibition era To New Yorkers of his generation, a Damon Runyon character evoked a distinctive social type from the Brooklyn or Midtown demi monde The adjective Runyonesque refers to this type of character as well as to the type of situations and dialog that Runyon depicted He spun humorous tales of gamblers, hustlers, actors, and gangsters, few of whom go by square names, preferring instead colorful monikers such as Nathan Detroit, Benny Southstreet, Big Jule, Harry the Horse, Good Time Charley, Dave the Dude, or The Seldom Seen Kid Runyon wrote these stories in a distinctive vernacular style a mixture of formal speech and colorful slang, almost always in present tense, and always devoid of contractions.Runyon was also a newspaperman He wrote the lead article for UP on Franklin Delano Roosevelt s Presidential inauguration in 1933.Runyon died in New York City from throat cancer in late 1946, at age 66 His body was cremated, and his ashes were scattered from an airplane over Broadway in Manhattan by Captain Eddie Rickenbacker on December 18, 1946 The family plot of Damon Runyon is located at Woodlawn Cemetery in Bronx, NY After Runyon s death, his friend and fellow journalist, Walter Winchell, went on his radio program and appealed for contributions to help fight cancer, eventually establishing the Damon Runyon Cancer Memorial Fund to support scientific research into causes of, and prevention of cancer.


    1. You know you’ve made it as a writer when your name is used as an adjective: Runyonesque. Damon Runyon is probably best known for the film adaptations of his stories such as Guys and Dolls and The Lemon Drop Kid. He created his own world with a number of pithy short stories set amongst the low lifes of New York’s Broadway during the 1930. These yarns, sometimes shaggy dog stories, are peppered with gaudy, fast talking characters and smart punch lines. The language and the style is Runyon’s [...]

    2. This is a book of short stories narrated by a shady character living in 1930's New York. Each story is self-contained, usually with a clever plot and a surprise ending, but there are some characters that crop up from story to story, almost all of them comic gangsters. Exemplary style. Written almost entirely in the present tense, with considerable deliberate repetition, and yet a delight. Read this if you want to broaden your appreciation of style while enjoying twisty story-lines and plenty of [...]

    3. These are the stories that gave rise to that best of all musicals, Guys and Dolls. Damon Runton's unique way with the English language brings vividly to life his chosen milieu - the 1930s Manhattan of minor crooks and their molls.In today's politically correct environment, the book could never have been published - and we would be the poorer for that.The enormous pleasure to be derived fromm the audio version is entirely due to a narrator who always seems to be telling a story, not reading from [...]

    4. Just brilliant. Sadly he's much neglected these days, but he's one of the funniest guys ever tom pound a typewriter.ad him, you won't be sorry. Awesome short stories.

    5. Just wonderful. I can't believe how few reviews there are, is he out of fashion? So funny, so clever, so consistent in style, I wish he'd written more. I can't recommend Runyon highly enough.

    6. On Broadway is a dazzling, brilliant story and reading it is just like being up there on Broadway itself, complete with unforgettable characters and glittering scenery.

    7. Fantastic stories. TINY print. Several months ago, a Kindle edition of the Runyon collection MORE THAN SOMEWHAT appeared. It reminded me of how much I love Runyon's classic "Broadway stories" and I set out to collect them all. I discovered that an English publisher (Pan books) printed two books said to contain all of Runyon's stories. I bought the second volume (FROM FIRST TO LAST) and came back for this one. My other Runyon collections contain 20 stories and appear to be "trade" (library) publi [...]

    8. Damon Runyon was a Depression-era O. Henry, and a creator of an entire American vernacular. His short stories are fast, funny, cynical, sentimental, and the precursors to any American gangster, Mob or Vegas story told in the 20th Century, from Jimmy Breslin to Mario Puzo.

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