John Kendrick Bangs


Born
in Yonkers, New York, The United States
May 27, 1862

Died
January 21, 1922

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John Kendrick Bangs was an American author and satirist, and the creator of modern Bangsian fantasy, the school of fantasy writing that sets the plot wholly or partially in the afterlife.

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A House-Boat on the Styx

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Alice in Blunderland: An Ir...

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The Idiot

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Ghosts I Have Met, and Some...

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The Enchanted Type-Writer

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Coffee and Repartee

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Pursuit of the House-boat

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The Inventions of the Idiot

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“Pandemonium did not reign; it poured.”
John Hendrick Bangs

“Curious," it said. "What you call your decent self doesn't dare look me in the eye! What a mistake people make who say that the man who won't look you in the eye is not to be trusted! As if mere brazenness were a sign of honesty; really, the theory of decency is the most amusing thing in the world.”
John Kendrick Bangs, Ghosts I Have Met, and Some Others

“Taking the alphabet first and learning one letter a year for twenty-six years he will be able to read and write as early in life as he ought to. If we were more careful not to teach our children to read in their childhood we should not be so anxious about the effects of pernicious literature upon their adolescent morals.”
John Kendrick Bangs, The Autobiography of Methuselah

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