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Dorothy Parker
Birth date: August 22, 1893
Died: June 07, 1967
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Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 3 years ago
An anthology of 22 short comedic pieces, I picked this up on impulse at a UBS, because I'd never read any of the authors before (correction: I've read Wodehouse) and there were more than a couple names here that I'd often felt like I should have read, but hadn't; I was afraid they'd be weighty and, ...
Garden-of-Stars rated it 3 years ago
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...
buchflimmern rated it 3 years ago
**Zum Testen habe ich mir nur die Hörbuchfassung geliehen, die nur eine kleine Auswahl der New yorker Geschichten bietet. Nach dem Hören habe ich allerdings nicht das Verlangen, das ganze Buch zu lesen.** Ich muss sagen, dass mir Katherine Mansfields Geschichten sehr viel besser gefallen als die v...
Chew & Digest Books
Chew & Digest Books rated it 5 years ago
The Audio version of "The Telephone Call" just had me in tears. It was the last story and after hours of snappish and witty fun, BAM, there is this story that I can so relate to told in a voice that sounds so much like mine, lost, in pain, desperate. My God, the best short ever written...at least fo...
Edward rated it 5 years ago
IntroductionSuggestions for Further ReadingChronologyA Note on the TextEnough Rope (1926)--Threnody--The Small Hours--The False Friends--The Trifler--A Very Short Song--A Well-Worn Story--Convalescent--The Dark Girl's Rhyme--Epitaph--Light of Love--Wail--The Satin Dress--Somebody's Song--Anecdote--B...
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