- By Dorothy Parker

Here Lies: The Collected Stories of Dorothy Parker

  • Title: Here Lies: The Collected Stories of Dorothy Parker
  • Author: Dorothy Parker
  • ISBN: 9789997413307
  • Page: 254
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Here Lies The Collected Stories of Dorothy Parker Dorothy Parker August June was an American poet and satirist best known for her wit wisecracks and eye for th century urban foibles From a conflicted and unhappy childhood Parke

    Dorothy Parker August 22, 1893 June 7, 1967 was an American poet and satirist, best known for her wit, wisecracks, and eye for 20th century urban foibles From a conflicted and unhappy childhood, Parker rose to acclaim, both for her literary output in such venues as The New Yorker and as a founding member of the Algonquin Round Table Following the breakup of the circDorothy Parker August 22, 1893 June 7, 1967 was an American poet and satirist, best known for her wit, wisecracks, and eye for 20th century urban foibles From a conflicted and unhappy childhood, Parker rose to acclaim, both for her literary output in such venues as The New Yorker and as a founding member of the Algonquin Round Table Following the breakup of the circle, Parker traveled to Hollywood to pursue screenwriting Her successes there, including two Academy Award nominations, were curtailed as her involvement in left wing politics led to a place on the infamous Hollywood blacklist Parker went through three marriages two to the same man and survived several suicide attempts, but grew increasingly dependent on alcohol Dismissive of her own talents, she deplored her reputation as a wisecracker Nevertheless, her literary output and reputation for her sharp wit have endured.

    1 thought on “Here Lies: The Collected Stories of Dorothy Parker

    1. L'introduzione di Fernanda Pivano vale l'avventura già di per sè: completa, approfondita, appassionata. Se esistesse un Nobel delle introduzioni ai romanzi, spetterebbe di certo a lei.La traduzione di Montale arriva a guarnire ancor più festosamente il tutto - poi, ahimè, bilanciato (lo devo dire, non posso tacere) dall'orripilante elaborazione fotografica di copertina della Beatrice dantesca dipinta da Gabriele Rossetti (la colpevole è una certa Matilde Gasparini - eh, mo' ti cito per puni [...]

    2. “Alcuni uomini ti spezzano il cuore, altri blandiscono e lusingano, alcuni uomini neppure ti guardano; e questo esaurisce la questione."Il mio primo incontro con Dorothy Parker risale ad una ventina d’anni fa, quando l’aforisma sopra citato attirò la mia attenzione dalla prima di copertina di una rivista di letteratura. Avevo ventitrè anni, ed il cuore spezzato. Da un uomo, ça va sans dire. In quegli anni, delle persone infelici per amore si diceva: “è un danneggiato” (dal libro Il [...]

    3. For those who know her longest & most for snarky observations of folks with too much time on their hands & not enough in their hearts, Parker's stories should be a revelation. Her observations of class and race are fearless, compassionate markers of the uneasiness and ignorance of her day. And of course no woman who has limped away from an insensitive dance partner should have to live without her very own copy of "The Waltz."

    4. A good collection of Dorothy Parker's short stories; however, I was reminded of her focus on love gone wrong. She does it well, mind you but it can get a little tedious after a while. I think I like her "monologues" the best - "The Waltz" still makes me giggle a bit.

    5. Dorothy Parker's incredible wit doesn't quite shine through in this book, whose stories focus on emotional, dramatic, insecure, ridiculous high society. Perhaps radical for its time, but now, just kind of whiny and unsympathetic. Kind of like Sex and the City without any of the charisma (or sex).

    6. Lettura che segue La Bellezza del Mondo (cfr Osa Johnson) per vedere da vicino ciò che Bris narra 70 anni dopo. Erano amiche, Osa e Dorothy, e frequentavano in parte la stessa cool NY, solo che Osa aveva degli obiettivi concreti (organizzare le trasferte in Africa) mentre Dottie seguiva solo il bello e fulmineo scrivere. E quindi le ragazze di Dorothy sono tutte egualmente disperate perché un Lui non ha telefonato, un Lui si interessa ad un’altra Lei, un Lui è sparito senza lasciare traccia [...]

    7. If you love wit, if you appreciate a well turned phrase, and can enjoy the writing of a women who was so obviously before her time, then this is for you. Who can't love verse such as "Guns aren't lawful/Nooses give/Gas smells awful/You might as well live"! My sentiments exactly! Read and enjoy!

    8. It's taken me way too long to get into Parker, but I'm glad I have. While some of the stories do tend to be of their own time, a bunch of them are still incredibly relevant. Too relevant. It shows that, as a country, we really haven't advanced too much. That's kinda depressing. Ugh.

    9. I read the portuguese translation of this book, but loved it anyway.I had only read "the phonecall" which I enjoyed even more now.Delightful, "too bad" is one of my favorite stories.

    10. Dorothy Parker's wit is timeless and without compare. I actually laughed out loud at many of the stories as I read, which for me is a rare reading event.

    11. I'm very late discovering that I love Dorothy Parker! I picked up this volume by chance, thinking it was a mystery book - (bought it at a flea market for $3) I'm so glad I did. There were several times I actually laughed out loud at this book - -and it's not easy to make me laugh. Her sense of humour and her grasp of the difference between sexes was spot on . I want more Dorothy Parker! Highly recommend this book of short storiesquick and interesting reads - LOVED this book.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *