The portable Dorothy Parker

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2nd rev. ed.
0143039539, 9780143039532
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xxviii, 626 pages ; 22 cm


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2nd rev. ed.
0143039539, 9780143039532


General Note
Originally published: 1944. With new introduction.
Includes bibliographical references (pages xxvii-xxviii) and index.
The second revision in sixty years, this sublime collection ranges over the verse, stories, essays, and journalism of one of the twentieth century's most quotable authors. There are some stories new to the Portable, "Such a Pretty Little Picture," along with a selection of articles written for such disparate publications as Vogue, McCall's, House and Garden, and New Masses. At the heart of her serious work lies her political writings? racial, labor, international? and so "Soldiers of the Republic" is joined by reprints of "Not Enough" and "Sophisticated Poetry? And the Hell With It," both of which first appeared in New Masses. "A Dorothy Parker Sampler" blends the sublime and the silly with the terrifying, a sort of tasting menu of verse, stories, essays, political journalism, a speech on writing, plus a catchy off-the-cuff rhyme she never thought to write down. "Self-Portrait" reprints an interview she did in 1956 with the Paris Review, part of a famed ongoing series of conversations ("Writers at Work") that the literary journal conducted with the best of twentieth-century writers. What makes the interviews so interesting is that they were permitted to edit their transcripts before publication, resulting in miniature autobiographies. "Letters: 1905-1962," which might be subtitled "Mrs. Parker Completely Uncensored," presents correspondence written over the period of a half century, beginning in 1905 when twelve-year-old Dottie wrote her father during a summer vacation on Long Island, and concluding with a 1962 missive from Hollywood describing her fondness for Marilyn Monroe.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Parker, D. (2006). The portable Dorothy Parker (2nd rev. ed.). Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Parker, Dorothy, 1893-1967. 2006. The Portable Dorothy Parker. Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Parker, Dorothy, 1893-1967. The Portable Dorothy Parker Penguin Books, 2006.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Parker, Dorothy. The Portable Dorothy Parker 2nd rev. ed., Penguin Books, 2006.

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