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|ISBN:||0670540161 9780670540167 067001074X 9780670010745|
|Notes:||Published in 1944 under title: ... Dorothy Parker.|
|Description:||xxvii, 610 pages 19 cm.|
|Contents:||Part one: The original portable as arranged by Dorothy Parker in 1944: The lovely leave ; Arrangement in black and white ; The sexes ; The standard of living ; Mr. Durant ; The waltz ; The wonderful old gentlemen ; Song of the shirt, 1941 ; Enough rope (poems) ; A telephone call ; Here we are ; Dusk before fireworks ; You were perfectly fine ; Mrs. Hofstadter on Josephine Street ; Soldiers of the republic ; Too bad ; The last tea ; Big blonde ; Sunset gun (poems) ; Just a little one ; Lady with a lamp ; The little hours ; Horsie ; Glory in the daytime ; New York to Detroit ; Death and taxes (poems) ; The custard heart ; From the diary of a New York lady ; Cousin Larry ; Little Curtis ; Sentiment ; Clothe the naked ; War song (poem). Part two: Later stories, reviews and articles: Later stories: I live on your visits ; Lolita ; The bolt behind the blue : Play reviews: From Vanity Fair, 1918-1920 ; Henrik Ibsen: Hedda Gabler ; Oscar Wilde: An ideal husband ; Leo Tolstoi: Redemption ; Edward Knoblock: Tiger! Tiger! ; J.M. Barrie: Dear Brutus ; Sem Benelli: The jest ; Actors' Strike Benefits ; Pierre Louys: Aphrodite ; John Drinkwater: Abraham Lincoln : From The New Yorker, 1931 (as substitute for Robert Benchley): Kindly accept substitutes (The Barretts of Wimpole Street, by Rudolf Besier) ; Just around Pooh Corner (Give me yesterday, by A.A. Milne) ; No more fun (The admirable Crichton, by J.M. Barrie) ; A few minutes of your time (The silent witness, by Jack De Leon and Jack Celestin) ; Valedictory (Getting married, by George Bernard Shaw; Lady beyond the moon, by William Doyle; Right of happiness, by Roy Daavidson). Book reviews: Constant reader: from The New Yorker, 1927-1933: The private papers of the dead (Journal of Katherine Mansfield, edited by J Middleton Murry ; An American Du Barry (The President's daughter, by Nan Britton) ; Re-enter Margot Asquith--
a masterpiece from the French (Lay sermons, by Margot Asquith, Countess of Oxford and Asquith; The counterfeiters, by André Gide) ; A book of great short stories (Men without women, by Ernest Hemingway) ; The professor goes in for sweetness and light (Happiness, by William Lyon Phelps) ; Madame Glyn lectures on "It," with illustrations (It, by Elinor Glyn) ; The socialist looks at literature (Money writes!, by Upton Sinclair) ; The short story, through a couple of the ages (The best short stories of 1927, edited by Edward O'Brien) ; Mrs. Post enlarges on etiquette (Etiquette, by Emily Post) ; Poor, immortal Isadora (My life, by Isadora Duncan) ; Re-enter Miss Hurst, followed by Mr. Tarkington (A President is born, by Fannie Hurst; Claire Ambler, by Booth Tarkington) ; A good novel, and a great story (The last post, by Ford Madox Ford) ; Literary Rotarians ; Excuse it, please ; Our lady of the loudspeaker (In the service of the King, by Amiee Semple McPherson) ; The compleat bungler (The art of successful bidding, by George Reith; Home to Harlem, by Claude McKay) ; Ethereal mildness (Appendicitis, by Thew Wright, M.D.; Art of the night, by George Jean Nathan; Etched in moonlight, by James Stephens) ; Mr. Lewis lays it on with a trowel (The man who knew Coolidge, by Sinclair Lewis) ; These much too charming people (Debonair, by G.B. Stern) ; Duces wild (The Cardinal's mistress, by Benito Mussolini; All kneeling, by Anne Parrish) ; Far from well (The house at Pooh Corner, by A.A. Milne) ; Wallflower's lament (Favorite jokes of famous people, compiled by Frank Nicholson, The technique of the love affair, by Mrs. Doris Moore) ; And again, Mr. Sinclair Lewis (Dodsworth, by Sinclair Lewis) ; Hero worship (Round up, by Ring Lardner) ; Home is the sailor (Forty thousand sublime and beautiful thoughts, compiled by Charles Noel Douglas) ; Kiss and Tellegen (Women have been kind, by Lou Tellegen) ; Two lives and some letters (Savage Messiah, by H.S. Ede) ; Oh, look--
a good book! (The glass key, by Dashiell Hammett) ; Words, words, words (Dawn, by Theodore Dreiser) ; The grandmother of the aunt of the gardener (The ideal system for acquiring a practical knowledge of French, by Mlle. Valentine Debacq Gaudel; The American in Europe; How to get all you want while travelling in Spain, Hugo's simplified system) ; Not even funny (An American girl, by Tiffany Thayer; Background [Vol. 1 of Intimate memories], by Mabel Dodge Luhan). From Esquire, 1957-1962: Best fiction of 1957: Edmund Wilson: The American earthquake; Jack Kerouac: The subterraneans ; Edna Ferber: Ice Palace ; George P. Elliott: Parktilden Village; John Barth: The end of the road; Vance Bourjaily: The violated; Vladimir Nabokov: Lolita ; Ellery Queen: The New York murders ; Truman Capote: Breakfast at Tiffany's; John Updike: The poorhouse fair ; James Thurber: The years with Ross ; Katherine Anne Porter: Ship of fools ; Shirley Jackson: We have always lived in the castle --
Uncollected articles: Good souls --
The artist's reward --
The siege of Madrid --
The middle or blue period --
Variations on a theme, by Somerset Maugham.
|Series Title:||Viking portable library.|