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The collected Dorothy Parker (Rev. and enlarged ed)

By: Parker, Dorothy Gill, Brendan(Introduction by)

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series
014118258X / 9780141182582
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20 cm xxviii, 610p.
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Reprint. This ed. originally published: U.S.: Viking; London: Duckworth, 1973.

Dorothy 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.


DNF Literary essays, DQ Anthologies (non-poetry), FYB Short stories

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