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Mr. Dooley Remembers
Finley Peter Dunne
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Mr. Dooley Remembers

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The final collection of essays from Finley Peter Dunne, the great journalist and social commentator. Includes Dunne's personal recollections and pieces on Teddy Roosevelt, Warren Harding, Mark Twain and others (all written in the mid 1930s) and ten classic Mr. Dooley columns, as well as reflections on Dunne written by Philip Dunne, his son.
Hardcover, 307 pages
Published 1963 by Atlantic - Little, Brown
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Oct 31, 2010 Peter rated it liked it
Lardner was clearly uncomfortable with straight autobiography or memoir, but in writing about his friends Teddy Roosevelt, Mark Twain and many others, he reveals quite a bit about himself. And the interspersed essays by his son Philip provide a compelling portrait of Dunne. Philip Dunne also recognized the limitations of the Mr. Dooley columns (all written in Irish brogue/vernacular), and "translated" a dozen of the columns into modern English. Unique book, and quite interesting overall.
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Finley Peter Dunne was a Chicago-based U.S. author, writer and humorist. He published Mr. Dooley in Peace and War, a collection of his nationally syndicated Mr. Dooley sketches, in 1898. The fictional Mr. Dooley expounded upon political and social issues of the day from his South Side Chicago Irish pub and he spoke with the thick verbiage and accent of an Irish immigrant. Dunne's sly humor and pol ...more
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