Dorothy Parker's Elbow
Tattoos on Writers, Writers on Tattoos
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Dorothy Parker's Elbow by Kim Addonizio
Book DescriptionPreviously considered the domain of bikers and a rite of passage in the services, tattoos have crawled from society's fringes and onto the ankles of starlets and the biceps of bankers. In this volume stories from writers including Herman Melville, Elizabeth McCracken, Ray Bradbury and Sylvia Plath capture and explore the full tattoo experience. The modern tattoo industry is as comfortable on the mall as on the docks, with today's tattoo parlour denizens likely to be folks who work 9-5 or teach economics at the local college, and this collection pulls us into that alluring world, capturing the mysterious fascination this practice has for us and defining the emotions and intensity attached to being tattooed.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780446679046
(205mm x 135mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Little, Brown & Company
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Publish Date: 2-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Kim Addonizio
Mortal Trash, Hardback (July 2016)
"Kim Addonizio's voice lifts from the page, alive and biting-unleashing wit with a ruthless observation."-San Francisco Book Review
Wild Nights, Paperback (October 2015)View all books by Kim Addonizio
America's Kim Addonizio has been called 'one of the nation's most provocative and edgy poets'. Her poetry is renowned for its gritty, street-wise narrators and wicked sense of wit.
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Author Biography - Kim Addonizio
Kim Addonizio teaches privately as well as being a prizewinning writer of both poetry and prose.* Cheryl Dumesnil teaches poetry at Santa Clara University as well as being a published poet herself.
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