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As this complete collection of her 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.
Edited by Colleen Breese
About the Author
Dorothy Parker (1893-1967) was a critic, short story writer, and poet who wrote for the
for nearly thirty years.
Colleen Breese teaches in the English department at the University of Toledo.
Regina Barreca is the author of numerous books and a professor of English at the University of Connecticut.
Table of Contents
Such a pretty little picture Too bad Mr. Durant A certain lady The wonderful old gentleman Dialogue at three in the morning The last tea Oh! He's charming! --Travelogue Little Curtis The sexes Arrangement in black and white A telephone call — A terrible day tomorrow Just a little one The mantle of Whistler The garter New York to Detroit Big blonde You were perfectly fine The cradle of civilization But the one on the right Here we are Lady with a lamp Dusk before fireworks A young woman in green lace Horsie Advice to the little Peyton girl From the diary of a New York lady Sentiment Mrs. Carrington and Mrs. Crane The little hours The Waltz The road home Glory in the daytime Cousin Larry Mrs. Hofstadter on Josephine Street Clothe the naked Soldiers of the republic The custard heart Song of the shirt, 1941 The standard of living The lovely leave The game I live on your visits Lolita the banquet of crow The bolt behind the blue Our Tuesday Club As the spirit moves A dinner party anthology A summer hotel anthology An apartment house anthology Men I'm not married to Welcome home Our own crowd Professional youth.
ISBN: 9780140189391 Editor: Breese, Mikki Introduction: Barreca, Regina Author: Bresse, Mikki Author: Parker, Dorothy Author: Bresse, Colleen Author: Barreca, Regina Publisher: Penguin Classics Location: New York : Subject: Fiction Subject: Classics Subject: United states Subject: Novels and novellas Subject: Literature Subject: United States Social life and customs 20th century Fiction. Subject: General Fiction Series Volume: 237 Publication Date: 19950901 Binding: Paperback Grade Level: General/trade Language: English Illustrations: Yes Pages: 480 Dimensions: 7.77x5.08x.92 in. .69 lbs.
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