Selected readings from The portable Dorothy Parker

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Blackstone Audiobooks,
Pub. Date:
2007.
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Unabridged.
Language:
English
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When it comes to expressing the pleasure and pain of being just a touch too smart to be happy, Dorothy Parker is still the champion, after all these years. Along with Robert Benchley, Alexander Woollcott, and the rest of the Algonquin Round Table, she dominated American popular literature in the 1920s and 1930s.

These unabridged selections of more than thirty short stories and poems is essential for any Parker fan and an excellent way for new readers to make the acquaintance of one of the twentieth century's most quotable authors, whose memorable lines include: "She runs the gamut of emotions from A to B," "This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force," and "Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses." Parker's ability to lay bare the follies, myths, and hypocrisies of her characters in such a wickedly funny-sometimes sad-manner is unmatched, and her attention to language, quirks, and the other little details of life make her stories come vividly to life.

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subject_facet American poetry, American wit and humor, Audiobooks, Compact disc collection -- Nonfiction, Humorous fiction, Humorous poetry, Parker, Dorothy, -- 1893-1967 -- Fiction, Parker, Dorothy, -- 1893-1967 -- Poetry, Satire, American, Short stories, United States -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Fiction
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title_full Selected readings from The portable Dorothy Parker [compact disc] / edited by Marion Meade, Selected readings from the portable Dorothy Parker [electronic resource] Parker, Dorothy, 1893-1967.
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