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Dorothy Parker

The Collected Dorothy Parker

The Collected Dorothy Parker

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ISBN: 9780143039532

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The Collected Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker is a compilation of her works, including poems, short stories, and reviews. It's a great way to get acquainted with the famous American writer known for her sharp wit and sardonic humor.

Here's a breakdown of what you can expect to find in the collection:

  • Poetry: Parker's poems are known for their clever wordplay, cynicism, and social commentary. They often deal with themes of love, loss, loneliness, and the disappointments of life. Some of her most famous poems include Resume, News for the Retributors, and The Sextet.
  • Short Stories: Parker's short stories are just as sharp and witty as her poems. They often take aim at the wealthy and upper class of New York City in the 1920s and 1930s. Some of her most famous stories include Big Blonde, Just Like You, and The Ravage.
  • Reviews: Parker was also a brilliant reviewer of theater, books, and movies. Her reviews are often hilarious and scathing, but they can also be insightful and thought-provoking.

Here are some reasons why you should read The Collected Dorothy Parker:

  • Witty and Sharp Humor: Parker's writing is full of clever wordplay, one-liners, and cutting remarks. If you enjoy a good laugh, you'll love her work.
  • Social Commentary: Parker's writing provides a scathing look at the wealthy and upper class of her time. She exposes the hypocrisy and shallowness of their world.
  • Timeless Themes: Despite being written in the early 20th century, Parker's themes of love, loss, loneliness, and the disappointments of life are still relevant today.
  • Vivid Portrayal of New York City: Parker's writing captures the essence of New York City in the 1920s and 1930s. You'll feel like you've been transported back in time to the Jazz Age.
  • Introduction to a Literary Icon: The Collected Dorothy Parker is a great way to introduce yourself to the work of one of America's most important and influential writers.
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