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Damon Runyon

Damon Runyon (1884-1946). A journalist and short-story writer, best remembered for his colourful tales of Broadway and for the distinctive style of his prose, commonly termed Runyonese. Alfred Damon Runyon was born in 1884 at Manhattan, Kansas, the son of a printer. He grew up in Colorado and in his adolescence he wrote articles for the local newspapers. At the age of fourteen he enlisted in the Spanish-American War and served in the Philippines. He returned home in 1900 and worked on numerous...See more