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Complete Stories - Dorothy Parker, Colleen Bresse, Regina Barreca
Complete Stories
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As this complete collection of her short stories demonstrates, Dorothy 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... show more
As this complete collection of her short stories demonstrates, Dorothy 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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780142437216 (0142437212)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
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Garden-of-Stars
Garden-of-Stars rated it
4.0 Complete Stories
I am convinced Dorothy Parker is my spirit animal. She’s dark and witty and sarcastic and cruel and I loved every second of it. I had a long talk with my professor one day about several of these stories and how beautifully bitter they are, and the extent to which Parker was criticizing the role of w...
wjmcomposer
wjmcomposer rated it
2.0 Complete Stories
I was oddly disappointed in this. Not in the quality of the writing, which is superb. The author sets out to accomplish a task, and the technique of writing is bent and twisted to her will, achieving her vision exactly as her mind's eye must have seen it. My complaint is simply with her intended eff...
The Librariest
The Librariest rated it
4.0 The Complete Stories of Dorothy Parker: Edited by Colleen Breese (UNABRIDGED) (1995)
Scalpel sharp character studies that need to be taken in intermediate doses, otherwise all faith in humanity would be lost. It does make one wonder whether Ms. Parker ever met any decent people.
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