RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 42690038 LA English T1 A gendered collision : sentimentalism and modernism in Dorothy Parker's poetry and fiction A1 Pettit, Rhonda S.,, PB Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; Associated University Presses PP Madison [N.J.]; London YR 2000 SN 083863818X 9780838638187 AB "In A Gendered Collision, Rhonda Pettit challenges the assumption that Parker is a humorist or marginal modernist at best, a sentimentalist at worst. To do this, she examines Parker's career in light of feminist scholarship that has forced a reevaluation of the American canon in general, and of modernism in particular. As documented in her poetry and fiction, Parker's modernism moves beyond a narrow set of aesthetic principles; it carries the remnants from a collision of competing values, those of nineteenth-century sentimentalism, and twentieth-century decadence and modernism. Her works display the intense dynamic in which early twentieth-century literature and art were created."--BOOK JACKET.