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Author: Dorothy Parker
Publisher: New York : Viking Press : [Distributed by Outlet Book Co.], [1985], ©1973.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and enl. ed.View all editions and formats
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"Complete with two volumes of short stories and three of poetry, plus play reviews, uncollected articles, later stories, book reviews, and an afterword by W. Somerset Maugham."
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dorothy Parker
ISBN: 0517478552 9780517478554
OCLC Number: 11971417
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: New York : Viking Press, 1973. (The Viking portable library).
Includes index.
Description: xxviii, 610 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: pt. 1. 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 gentleman ; 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). pt. 2. 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 Aimee 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. I 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.

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"Complete with two volumes of short stories and three of poetry, plus play reviews, uncollected articles, later stories, book reviews, and an afterword by W. Somerset Maugham."

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