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Ring Lardner

Ring Lardner (1885-1933) was one of the foremost journalists, humorists, and short-story writers of the 1910s and 1920s. He also became an esteemed playwright, composer, and lyricist in his later years. In J.D. Salinger's famous novel The Catcher in the Rye, the narrator Holden Caulfield says, "My favorite author is my brother D.B., and my next favorite is Ring Lardner."