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Parker: Selected Stories

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Parker's quips and light verse have become embedded in the American literary landscape. In these selected stories is the chance to draw on her insight into the social and emotional realities of life. 2 cassettes.
Audio, Abridged, 2 pages
Published September 1st 1995 by Penguin Audio
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Lidiab
May 22, 2009 Lidiab rated it really liked it
Every woman should read this sassy novel.
Maggie Ferguson
..."as intimate as the rustle of sheets"

Hilarious. From her sketches alone:
"...if people don't like her frankness, they can lump it. She must either speak her mind or else she must not speak at all. There are many who feel that she makes an unfortunate choice."

"...be freed from from any effort at entertaining. It would really amaze Mrs. Frisbie to learn how many of her acquaintance are wholly in sympathy with the idea."

"If ever she were brought face to face with a germ she would promptly lose co
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Gary Lee
Apr 10, 2008 Gary Lee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: flappers, hysterical golddiggers, drunks, college feminists
For such a proto-feminist icon, most of Parker's female characters come across as little more than harpies and hysterical goldiggers.

But, her stories were enjoyable; and Parker seems to have laid the groundwork for someone like Shirley Jackson (one of my favorite short story writers).
Jamie
Oct 29, 2007 Jamie rated it really liked it
I had to write a paper on Dorothy Parker in high school. I loved her poetry then, and I enjoyed these short stories just as much!
Ryan Mishap
A few gems lost in the muck of tale after tale of dysfunctional upper-class relationships.
Jillian
Jan 10, 2008 Jillian rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, humor
Love Dorthy Parker-books by her, books about her...
Kris V. Bernard
May 01, 2010 Kris V. Bernard rated it really liked it
A sad, wonderful, lost writer.
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Dorothy Parker was an American writer and poet best known for her caustic wit, wisecracks, and sharp eye for 20th century urban foibles. From a conflicted and unhappy childhood, Parker rose to acclaim, both for her literary output in such venues as The New Yorker and as a founding member of the Algonquin Round Ta
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