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Not much fun : the lost poems of Dorothy Parker

Autore: Dorothy Parker; Stuart Y Silverstein
Editore: New York : Scribner, ©1996.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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Dorothy Parker wrote more than three hundred poems and verses for a variety of popular magazines and newspapers during the early years of her literary career. She collected most of these pieces in three volumes of poetry, Enough Rope, Sunset Gun and Death and Taxes. It is the remaining poems and verses, the ones that she failed to collect and whose very existence has been unknown to most of the general public for  Per saperne di più…
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Parker, Dorothy, 1893-1967.
Not much fun.
New York : Scribner, c1996
(OCoLC)605166761
Persona incaricata: Dorothy Parker
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Dorothy Parker; Stuart Y Silverstein
ISBN: 0684818558 9780684818559
Numero OCLC: 34515047
Descrizione: 256 p. ; 23 cm.
Responsabilità: compiled and with an introduction by Stuart Y. Silverstein.
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Dorothy Parker wrote more than three hundred poems and verses for a variety of popular magazines and newspapers during the early years of her literary career. She collected most of these pieces in three volumes of poetry, Enough Rope, Sunset Gun and Death and Taxes. It is the remaining poems and verses, the ones that she failed to collect and whose very existence has been unknown to most of the general public for more than half a century, that comprise this volume. Eclectic and exuberant, the 122 forgotten poems and verses display the raw talent and dexterity of America's most renowned cynic. Some are topical, providing gimlet-eyed commentary on urban life from the First World War through the mid-twenties. With incomparable wit, Parker dissects contemporary fads and, in the raucous "Hate Verses," gleefully maligns most facets of humanity and popular culture, from husbands and wives to bohemians, slackers, summer resorts and movies. Some of the pieces are rare examples of Parker's experimentation with structured poetic forms. Others are more personal, celebrating her love of animals or scrutinizing the perils of passion. Notoriously - and irrationally - critical of her own work, Parker chose not to include this poetry in her previous collections. Nonetheless, many of the lost poems compare with her best, and nearly all display the distinctive wit, irony and precision that continue to attract succeeding generations of readers. In an authoritative and immensely entertaining introduction, Stuart Y. Silverstein recounts Parker's celebrated career.

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