George Ade

(1866-1944 / the United States)

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George Ade (February 9, 1866 – May 16, 1944) was an American writer, newspaper columnist, and playwright.

The United States, in Ade's lifetime, underwent a great population shift and transfer from an agricultural to an industrial economy. Many felt the nation suffered the even more agonizing process of shifting values toward philistinism, greed, and dishonesty. Ade's prevalent practice ... more »

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  • ''After being Turned Down by numerous Publishers, he had decided to write for Posterity.''
    George Ade (1866-1944), U.S. humorist, playwright. "The Fable of the Bohemian Who Had Hard Luck," Fables in Slang (1899). Said of the "main Bohemi...
  • ''The time to enjoy a European tour is about three weeks after you unpack.''
    George Ade (1866-1944), U.S. humorist, playwright. "The Hungry Man from the Bird Center," Forty Modern Fables (1901).
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Yellow! Yellow!

The Poet Of The New School Speaks

I'm great and
I know it.
People can't understand me.
I can't understand myself.
I don't want to.
If I did understand myself
I wouldn't be great.
Listen now:
'The moon reels and the
Phantom passes twice and thrice
The death damp hand
Across my brow.
O what of joy?
O - what of grief?
Darkness—blank — a sob in the throat.
O phantom, phantom, phantom!'
Pretty good, eh?
Especially if it has
Some little, smudgy, inky
Pictures strung along the edges.
I used to write about
Men and ...

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