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by Mikki Bresse,Regina Barreca,Dorothy Parker

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Author:
Mikki Bresse,Regina Barreca,Dorothy Parker
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978-0140189391
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Penguin Classics (September 1, 1995)
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Regina Barreca is a professor of English and feminist theory at the University of Connecticut

Regina Barreca is a professor of English and feminist theory at the University of Connecticut. She writes frequently for the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and the Hartford Courant.

I've been thinking a lot about this book. Dorothy Parker: a phenomenally talented short story and verse writer, and one of the most powerful feminists of her time. It is a must-read for the serious student of the short story. Parker, who is considered one of the best writers of the short story, was known for her wit and satire, which she aimed directly at the spoiled New York City upper crust living in the first half of the 20th century.

DONALD BARTHELME Forty Stories Introduction by DAVE EGGERS PENGUIN BOOKS Contents Introduction . No, no, no. Things are different in this century, thus far. There is not much time for things that don’t announce themselves and make fairly clear linear sense.

DONALD BARTHELME Forty Stories Introduction by DAVE EGGERS PENGUIN BOOKS Contents Introduction by Dave Eggers Chablis On The Deck The Genius Opening. And how often did Barthelme make clear linear sense?

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Dorothy Parker's quips and light verse have become part of the American literary landscape, but, as this collection of her complete short stories demonstrates, 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. Regina Barreca is a professor of English and feminist theory at the University of Connecticut.

Complete Stories book. The introduction by Regina Barecca is an interesting example of revisionism, presenting Parker as the unsung Great American Novelist Short Story Author. Rebecca Barreca, in an excellent intro, notes that her stories depict the effects of economical and spiritual poverty upon vulnerable women who received no education about the "real world" beyond fables grazing love & marriage - fables reflecting the '20s.

A dying father, impatient to the end". The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Honorary degrees and awards. She has received a number of honorary degrees. In 2000, she received an honorary degree from Shepard's College in West Virginia  . A dying father, impatient to the end". Retrieved 31 August 2016. Patty Duke and the good girl/bad girl syndrome".

Her collection of poems included Not So Deep as a Well and Enough Rope, which became a bestseller; and her collections of stories included Here Lies. She also collaborated with Elmer Rice on a play, Close Harmony and with Arnaud d'Usseau on the play the Ladies of the Corridor. She herself had two Broadway plays written about her and was portrayed as a character in a third.

Серия: Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics. This story of raging comedy and despair centers on the tempestuous marriage of an heiress and a Vietnam veteran. From their "carpenter gothic" rented house, Paul sets himself up as a media consultant for Reverend Ude, an evangelist mounting a grand crusade that conveniently suits a mining combine bidding to take over an ore strike on the site of Ude's African mission.

As this complete collection of her short stories demonstrates, Dorothy Parker’s talents extended far beyond brash one-liners and clever rhymes. Category: Fiction Fiction Classics.

Dorothy Parker's quips and light verse have become part of the American literary landscape, but, as this new collection of her complete short stories demonstrates, Parker's talents extended far beyond brash one-liners and clever rhymes. Many of the stories, originally written for magazines, have never been collected before.
  • Zing! Zing! Zing! This delightful collection of Dorothy Parker's short stories is filled with zingers--and in the beginning, they hit you by surprise. But keep reading, and it all gets a bit dull, tedious and predictable. Same style. Same story. Over and over.

    I've been thinking a lot about this book. It is a must-read for the serious student of the short story. Parker, who is considered one of the best writers of the short story, was known for her wit and satire, which she aimed directly at the spoiled New York City upper crust living in the first half of the 20th century. Her short stories appeared in top magazines, including The New Yorker, Vanity Fair and Harper's Bazaar to name only a few. But they were published as one-offs. Read it and be done. Assembling them in one book becomes problematic. It's wonderful to have a complete collection, but about halfway through, I found they were way too monotonous for enjoyment.

    About the stories: They have very little to no plot; instead, they focus on relationships--primarily, but not exclusively, on women and their relationships with men, with each other and with the world. And there is LOTS of drinking! Parker writes of ordinary activities--a ladies' tea, a party, a speakeasy, a deathwatch--about ordinary people having ordinary conversations, but skewers it all so biases, prejudices, haughtiness and many human foibles are on full display.
    --There is a married couple who appear to others to be so happy and satisfied with their lives, but have nothing to say to each other; their friends are shocked when they separate.
    --A woman who goes on and on and on about how she isn't prejudiced, but her every word tells the opposite.
    --Two young women get together in the middle of the afternoon, drink gin and chit-chat about parties and clothes and then complain about their friends who do nothing but drink, go to parties and buy new clothes.

    My father kept a well-worn copy of "The Portable Dorothy Parker" in the bathroom. I'm thinking that's the best way to read this--a little at a time.

  • I don't know where I got the impression that Dorothy Parker was funny but the stories, esp. Big Blond, were sad. It might be the way they lived then but i just wondered how they could stand it.

  • Publishers Weekly: I will likely never read your magazine after reading your review of Dorothy Parker's Complete Stories. I had never really intended to--but now, after that awful, sophistic review of one of the best American short story writers of the 20th Century, I can be certain that the words you print hold absolutely no weight. How truly embarrassing for your publication.

    Dorothy Parker: a phenomenally talented short story and verse writer, and one of the most powerful feminists of her time. She fought racism and sexism--unlike some of her contemporaries like Hemingway and Fitzgerald, who abetted it--and was one of few during the 20's and 30's to write about such taboo topics as abortion ("Mr. Durant"). In 1929, she won the first place O. Henry Award for her short story "Big Blonde," and her story, "Here We Are," has been duly collected in The Best American Short Stories of the Century, edited by John Updike. Also notable: her poetry collections Enough Rope and Sunset Gun were both bestsellers, an unprecedented accomplishment for poetry in general.

  • . Dorothy Parker live most of her life in hotel rooms, because she would rather starve than boil an egg, and smell than wash her own clothes. Her reason, also true, was, "I just need a place to lay my hat and a few friends".
    . This biography is complete and helpful. It was a slog to get through the names of the many has-beens that populated her world. I gave it only 4 stars because of those many mentioned without explanation of who they were and why they mattered; and because the subject was such a bum. Another example of how brains, money, and arrogance combine to make a ruined life. Dorothy was brilliant, and her sharp wit entertained thousands during her reign. She wrote about her friends, drinking, money, unfaithfulness- the total of the lives of her many moneyed friends in New York City and Hollywood. An elitist by nature and arrogant by choice, she and her group are shown as desperate, lazy, unhappy, unsober; and quick to criticize the sober, happy, and hardworking for the sin of being boring.
    . This is an indictment of the entire New York theater scene, and leftists of all stripes for good measure. Yes, I enjoyed it- and I'll never read it again.

  • One pro book reviewer described this book as monotonous with too many common threads in the stories. That's pretty much true; I read through about 6 articles and lost interest. There is no doubt Ms. Parker was a great talent and perhaps when I pick it back up it will hold my interest and I'll want to keep going, but a couple of months have gone by and I'm not sure when I'll give it another shot. She was a brilliant satirist though without a doubt.

  • It's too bad that Somerset Maugham's Preface to the Portable Viking edition of Dorothy Parker is no longer in print, but a boon that all her stories still are. As in her poetry, Parker's wit carries the day. Wit, in a serious writer, is no small gift. It might be a good idea not to know much about her personal life (come on, nobody wins there!)--or maybe it is: Parker's stories find joy and wisdom and bring them to the reader.

  • Innuendoes abound, and the stories are short and well written.

  • Dorothy Parker was a journalist, a critic of Broadway plays, and a writer of short stories. This compilation of her short stories gives a sometimes amusing, sometimes pathetic insight into people's little lives in the 20's, 30's, and 40's. Love her humor and point of view.