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The Collected Dorothy Parker (Twentieth Century Classics)

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  • Sales Rank:3,050,907
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Pages:640
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.8
  • Dimensions (in):7.6 x 5 x 1.2
  • Publication Date:June 29, 1989
  • ISBN:0140182926
  • EAN:9780140182927
  • ASIN:0140182926
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Synopsis
Dorothy Parker, more than any of her contemporaries, captured the spirit of her age in her writing. The decadent 1920S and 1930s in New York were a time of great experiment and daring for women. For the rich, life seemed a continual party, but the excesses took their emotional toll. With a biting wit and perceptive insight, Dorothy Parker examines the social mores of her day and exposes the darkness beneath the dazzle. Her own life exemplified this duality, for a while she was one of the most talked-about women of her day, she was also known as a "masochist whose passion for unhappiness knew no bounds". As philosopher Irwin Edman said, she was "a Sappho who could combine a heartbreak with a wisecrack". Her dissection of the jazz age in poetry and prose is collected in this volume along with articles and reviews.

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