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Muškarci više vole plavuše, ali muškarci se žene brinetama - prosvjetljujući dnevnik profesionalne dame

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Radi se o antologijskom djelu američke humorističke književnosti i od prvog izdanja daleke 1925. godine do danas s jednakim oduševljenjem ga primaju i publika i kritika. Lorelei Lee, "slaboumna nositeljica radnje", čije dogodovštine pratimo kroz njen dnevnik, zanosna je plavuša koja živi životom "profesionalne dame" nastojeći se u konačnici što bolje, odnosno bogatije udat ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published 2001 by Fidas (first published 1927)
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Vonia
My expectations for this book were high, evidently unfounded. After all, most classics / books known in their time do not necessarily stand the test of time. However, this being labeled as the Great American Novel is quite an overstatement. Then again, similar to the coming of age story of Catcher in the Rye, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes was completely unremarkable for me. Perhaps during is time, the idea was original (girl distilling it about her selfish, conniving, ma ...more
Michael Mayer
Feb 04, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an excellent antidote for too much Hemingway! One of the funniest stories I have ever read. I especially love the part where Lorelei meets Freud (Dr. Froyd) and they discuss the topic of inhibitions and dreams. I think this book captures the American spirit quite nicely. Not a bad movie either by the way!
Rayme
Funny. An excellent antidote for too much Fitzgerald and Hemingway.
Dannine
May 06, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Inspiring writers, women lit seekers

I chose this for an alternate text in my creative writing course and I truly enjoyed this book very much. I chose to start with But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes instead of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. The way in which Anita Loos writes requires a bit of adjusting to and also having some history of the era helps the reading run smoother. With that in mind as a writer I can say two things. One is when you write and you like the style stick to your guns especially when your aiming for a certain style and
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Chris
Dec 02, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-own
I first saw the Marilyn Monroe movie Gentlemen Prefer Blonds as a youth years ago and have a vague recollection of it being whimsical fun but my general memory of the film is pretty limited. I need to go back and watch it as an adult and see it from fresher eyes.

Reading these books was a great experience. They were generally a quick read, although it took the first couple of chapters for me to get used to the style…which slowed me down as I re-read segments to double check grammar and spelling.
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Hester
Gentleman Prefer Blondes and its sequel But Gentleman Marry Brunettes haven't aged well in their 90 plus years.

Lorelei Lee is dimwitted, shallow and boring. In Gentlemen Prefer Blondes she keeps a journal of her adventures in gold digging. She's a gold digger but really doesn't have the gold digger's ultimate goal in mind of landing the big one, instead she's more concerned with what she can get out of a man on the spot. After a pointless trip to "the central of Europe" to get educated, pfft, s
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Cissa
Dec 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A brilliant, brilliant novel! (And in my opinion far better than "Catcher in the Rye", because Lorelei is an unreliable but likable narrator who does a fine job of navigating expectations to get what she wants in a pretty hostile world, and who is at least as self-centered as Holden but more fun.)

Lorelei Lee has a very distinctive voice. Her blend of "refined" and ignorant is funny at first, but rather touching as one gets into her head. As is her approach to life: while she cites high ideals, s
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Anne
Oct 20, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In retrospect, I should have read this one before The Dud Avocado and The Artificial Silk Girl, because it really is the original, but as I didn't realize that I was creating a thematic trilogy, it didn't really occur to me.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is brilliant and ridiculous. I loved the tone of the whole thing, even the spelling mistakes. I read the little essay at the beginning of the book as well, once I had finished, and it's easy to forget that the world had never encountered anybody like
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Juan
Oct 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Juan by: Carmen Pacheco
Un par de deliciosas novelitas sobre dos muchachas del siglo pasado con poca malicia y también poca sesera. Escrita en forma de diario, la autora critica la tendencia de los hombres de la época a elegir a sus parejas por su físico más que por su cerebro y motivaciones, así como la contrapartida femenina de intentar buscar buenos partidos que fueran famosos y ricos en vez de encontrar el amor en aquellos con los que realmente se llevaban bien. En algunos ámbitos han cambiado pocas cosas.

La lectur
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Elizabeth Periale
Aug 01, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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"Both books are written as entries from Lorelei's diary. Little Rock's most famous fictional debutante has decided to become a writer, and Lorelei never lacks for anything to say about herself and her endless quest for 'education,' or the merits and faults of those around her. Comic misspellings are peppered throughout both books: 'Eyefull Tower,' 'safire,' 'Dr. Froyd,' 'negligay,' etc. Lorelei always has her eye on the prize — and the next prize, and the
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Zoe Carney
While very obviously of its time, I enjoyed this. Lorelei is smarter than you might first think, Dorothy is fab, and the two of them are wielded very cleverly to shine a light on the silliness of early 20th Century American society. Loos is a very sharp satirist with a great eye for the ridiculous, and while the style didn't completely draw me in, the characters and theme were entertaining enough to carry me through both short stories. A fun story, and a nice snapshot of a bygone era.
Myownhideaway
Puf, no me ha gustado. "Los caballeros las prefieren rubias" es más ameno, se ha llevado un 3. Pero la segunda parte, "Pero se casan con las morenas", me ha aburrido soberanamente. Pasaba las páginas sin prestar mucha atención,por lo que no me enteraba de demasiado. Una pena, pues pensaba que me iba a gustar más :(
Alice
Aug 26, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A window into the 'flapper' days of the 1920s and decadent but strangely innocent lifestyles. Quirky, lively and funny, especially the element of satire/gentle mockery in the diary of the 'flapper'.
Paul
Oct 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What fun to read these two books, from 1925 and 1928 - how very very different than the play or the movie. What a hoot to read.
Anne
Jul 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Loos has the wit of Dorothy Parker without the sarcastic bite. Her "dumb blonde" knows how to work a system that is stacked against her. Any book that makes me laugh out loud is a keeper. Boy, would Lorelei and Dorothy be a hoot to pal around with.
Natalie Noland
Mar 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Smart, snappy, dynamic, hilarious. Lorelei is a diabolically charming narrator you can't help but love — for and in spite of her faults.
Brooke
This edition is two books in one: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: The Illuminating Diary of a Professional Lady and But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes: The Illuminating Diary of a Professional Lady. The first book was hilarious. It's great for fans of Clueless. The main character Lorelei was funny and had no idea she was being funny. She also didn't quite get her friend Dorothy's wit which was also quite amusing. I'd give Gentlemen Prefer Blondes: The Illuminating Diary of a Professional Lady four stars if ...more
Jeff
Oct 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Before I saw this on Robert McCrum's list of the 100 best novels in English for The Guardian, I had no idea that Gentlemen Prefer Blondes was a novel, let alone a good one. And while I imagine Edith Wharton's calling it "the Great American Novel" may have been good-naturedly hyperbolic, there's no denying that it's an entertaining read, and probably has as much to say about American society in the jazz age as The Great Gatsby, if not more.

Fans of the Jeeves & Wooster series may see parallels
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Rhys
Aug 20, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
(1) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes...

This was vastly better than I was expecting. I thought it was going to be a 1920s version of chic-lit and so it sat unread in a box for about five years. I found it a couple of weeks ago and idly began reading the first page. Turns out it's actually a biting satire on golddiggers and predatory male culture set in the affluent 'flapper' years... The main character, Lorelei Lee, is a survivor; even though she's the original 'dumb blonde' her instinctive grasp of tact
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Rupert Smith
Nov 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One thing I’ve realised over decades of reading is that the quality that matters to me more than any other is delight – that is to say that the whole reading experience transports me on to a level of pure enjoyment. Not necessarily comedy – although comic novels probably do it more often for me. It’s about entering into a world where everything – story, character, dialogue, prose style – works together to make reading one of life’s greatest pleasures. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes epitomises this qua ...more
Gillian Kevern
I watched 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes' years ago and was amazed at how much I enjoyed it! The humour really stood out. When I realised that it was based on a book I had to track it down.

I found it a little harder to get into the written world of Lorelei than the film, partially because of Lorelei's spelling, and also because you are never quite sure how much of what she writes in her diary to believe. But once I got accustomed to her voice, the story just carried me along. I had no idea what to e
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russell barnes
Like most people I suspect, it's the Monroe film that bought me towards Anita Loos' light-hearted romp through the cultural hinterland of 1920s American. At least, I recognised the title from the film, and with vague allusions to Edith Wharton on the back cover, promptly picked it up.

In either case there is a teensy element of disappointment with the end product: Whilst generally amusing, it doesn't have the polish or archness of Dame Edith's prose, or the laugh-out-loud moments of the film, an
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Courtney
Dec 23, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: girls who hate "girls"
Recommended to Courtney by: John
Shelves: femmes
The "heroine" is so soulless that at times this actually made me sad - the phenomenon of extreme consumerism that we feel is exclusive to the 21st century is certainly alive and well in Loo's satire of the 20s woman, who is eerily reminiscent of our current crop of Paris Hilton-etcs. Perhaps the early-20th century equivalent to Lindsay Lohan's sidekick diary - the worst womankind has to offer. While the language is certainly more refined (in the sense that it isn't fuck-this or fuck-that), the u ...more
MrsCordial
Jun 17, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I heard about this on Open Book in early 2010 and thought I'd actually read it, as to me it falls into the category of 'famous books everyone's heard of but no-one's read'.

I was really pleasantly surprised. The author's note at the beginning gives the context, and then you're launched into Lorelei's 1920s flapper social whirl. It's American but I liked it even so!

Lorelei is a disingenuous gold-digging babe, an IT girl. Most of the point of the story comes out obliquely from her remarks (the book
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Monique
A surprisingly hilarious read! I picked this up on a whim, and laughed the whole way through at the ridiculous, whimsical, satirical string of anecdotes told in the voice of Lorelei, complete with unique misspellings and malopropisms that made her all the more authentic (ironically!) and even a little endearing (surprisingly!). The sequel was a bit less enjoyable than the original, probably because, in my opinion, the farce went too far, and I couldn't really get lost in it. I loved Dorothy's ch ...more
Faith Bradham
This was a fun romp! I had no idea the movie was loosely based on this novel, but I found it in a stack of books my advisor was giving away during office hours (perks of being an English major: free books when your professors clear out their bookshelves!) and decided to give it a shot.

I laughed out loud, which I don't often do for books, so I think Loos is doing something right. It's totally book candy--I ate it right up in one sitting. It's not high literature, but not everything needs to be.
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Mariel
Feb 07, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is not one that I would normally read, it has many elements that I normally hate; it was written in diary format, the prose is elementary at best, and it was a superficial, unbelievable story. It is rather humorous, however, and incredibly indicative of the roaring twenties. It wasn't intended to be a deep, beautifully written novel, it was written as a satirical, witty piece. I think that would be the main reason behind why this novel does not sit on the 'classics' shelf. While highly ...more
Margaret
Loos's tales of gold-diggers Lorelei and Dorothy are razor-sharp and very funny. I had rather a hard time getting into them, because of the deliberately misspelt and repetitious style, but then I started to appreciate how well Loos pulled that off. I particularly liked sarcastic Dorothy (who reminded me of Dorothy Parker, really, with her ability to come up with witty repartee on a moment's notice), but Lorelei is neat, too, and rather more intelligent than she first appears.

I got this from the
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Sue Pit
Jun 10, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a most amusing read by Anita Loos. Loos is a clever writer of women in the 1920s. The main characters herein are of the flapper sort who are not enervated but energized by class and gender distinctions. Their independent and calculating self serving ways are both bold and hilarious. They can talk their way into and out of anything they perceive as necessary/desirable and the men never see what is coming (or going). The book is written in first person (of a flapper) who tries (in vain) to ...more
Danielle
Quite an amusing little read. I saw the movie of the same name a few years ago and must say that I wish it had more of the wit of the book, though the movie wasn't bad at all. Just not as rich. I was sort of annoyed by the introduction to the book for some reason - can't say quite why - maybe I felt it was a little too presumptuous or leading? Not like I'm any authority on the subject(s) in question to argue, but still. I'd suggest skipping the introduction until after reading the actual stories ...more
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Anita Loos (April 26, 1889 – August 18, 1981) was an American screenwriter, playwright and author, best known for her blockbuster comic novel, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
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