The Portable Dorothy Parker
Publish date: May 15th 1944
Publisher: Viking Books
Pages no: 544
Edition language: English
, Short Stories
**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...
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...
Dorothy Parker is more interesting as a person than as a writer. The book contains short stories, poems and nonfiction pieces. My favorite part are the book reviews. Parker is an impeccable judge of literary value, although I do not always agree with her interpretations. Her writing about litera...
Once upon a time I had this idea that one should read a book from start to finish, and if one was being particularly through that included the preface and any appendix. However that technique has often left me hanging in one part of a book (really wishing that I was reading another part, farther in)...
I only read from page 445 to the end. Her short stories take up the first several hundred pages. They are dry and boring and contain not a hint of her trademark wit, so I skipped them. The miscellaneous non-fiction pieces at the back of the book are the jewels in her scribbler's crown. Book reviews,...
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