The Collected Dorothy Parker
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Collected Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker
Book DescriptionDorothy Parker, more than any of her contemporaries, captured the spirit of her age in her writing. The decadent 1920S and 1930s in New York were a time of great experiment and daring for women. For the rich, life seemed a continual party, but the excesses took their emotional toll. With a biting wit and perceptive insight, Dorothy Parker examines the social mores of her day and exposes the darkness beneath the dazzle. Her own life exemplified this duality, for a while she was one of the most talked-about women of her day, she was also known as a "masochist whose passion for unhappiness knew no bounds". As philosopher Irwin Edman said, she was "a Sappho who could combine a heartbreak with a wisecrack". Her dissection of the jazz age in poetry and prose is collected in this volume along with articles and reviews.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780141182582
(198mm x 129mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 31-May-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Dorothy Parker
Complete Poems, Paperback (April 2010)
A collection of poems.
Portable Dorothy Parker, Paperback (July 2006)
The second revision in sixty years, this sublime collection ranges over the verse, stories, essays, and journalism of one of the twentieth century's most quotable authors.
Complete Stories, Paperback (February 2003)» View all books by Dorothy Parker
As this complete collection of her short stories demonstrates, Parker's talents extended far beyond brash one-liners and clever rhymes. Her stories not only bring to life the urban milieu that was her bailiwick but lay bare the uncertainties and disappointments of ordinary people living ordinary lives.
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