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You Know Me Al
     

You Know Me Al

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by Ring Lardner
 

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You Know Me Al is a novel by Ring Lardner. Built upon a series of letters from a bush-league baseball player to his friend "Al" back home, this is one of Ring Lardner's most famous novels, and is credited with being one of the first sports books to criticize the excesses, hero-worship, and myth-making of sports in general.

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You Know Me Al is a novel by Ring Lardner. Built upon a series of letters from a bush-league baseball player to his friend "Al" back home, this is one of Ring Lardner's most famous novels, and is credited with being one of the first sports books to criticize the excesses, hero-worship, and myth-making of sports in general.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013651104
Publisher:
Baxter St.
Publication date:
08/27/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
400 KB

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Like most of Lardner's stories, You Know Me Al employed satire, in this case to show the stupidity and avarice of a certain type of athlete.

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You Know Me Al 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
WTVCrimeDawg More than 1 year ago
Ring Lardner does a fantastic job of showing us the baseball world and the American culture through this epistolary novel that covers two baseball seasons in the life of Jack Keefe. The letters are filled with baseball language (literal and metaphorical), misspellings and grammatical errors, and the flawed character traits that make up Jack Keefe. At first I felt a little sorry for Jack and his naivete, but then I realized Jack was an ignorant, stubborn, self-centered boob. He never learns from his mistakes (on the field or off the field). Yes, we know you Jack. Ring Lardner does an outstanding job of building Jack into a character. You Know Me Al is a must-have for baseball fans.