Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

Haircut and Other Stories
Ring Lardner


Through these pages pass con men, an opinionated small-town barber, a nurse who chatters on and on – much to the chagrin of her charges – baseball players and boxers. Published in The Saturday Evening Post, Collier’s, and Vanity Fair, Lardner enjoyed great success and was heralded as a singular talent by F Scott Fitzgerald, Hemingway, H L Mencken, and Virginia Woolf.

Paperback, 192pp
Touchstone Books, 1991
ISBN 9780020223443