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The Best of Damon Runyon

The Best of Damon Runyon - Damon Runyon This collection may be considered the best by some because it is certainly representative of the style and flavour of damon runyon's writing. you will find his odd use of the present tense, his specialized vocabulary, and his recurring characters all dance attendance. the editor also takes pains to distance runyon from o. henry, despite the slogan on this pocket book edition ("the modern o'henry") and i can see how the comparison can be made: there is something very folksy about the dialogue employed by these writers, but that's probably where the relationship ends, in their shared facility with character and dialogue because the denizens of new york society they describe run in very different strata. runyon introduces us to the guys and dolls of broadway and a language that is bright and flexible, pompous yet common, and always funny and charming if sometimes empty.