'To say that Mrs. Parker writes well is as fatuous, I'm afraid, as proclaiming that Cellini was clever with his hands . . . The trick about her writing is the trick about Ring Lardner's writing or Ernest Hemingway's writing. There is no trick.'
- Ogden Nash
Dorothy parker's quips and light verse have become part of the American literary landscape, but, as this collection of her complete short stories demonstrates, Parker's talents extended far beyond brash one-liners and clever rhymes.
This collection features Parker's best-known tales ('Big Blonde,' 'A Telephone Call,' and 'The Lovely Leave' among them), as well as thirteen stories never previously collected. There is also a selection of sketches, including 'A Dinner Party Anthology' and 'Men I'm Not Married To,' in which Parker sardonically reflects on some familiar social and emotion realities.
Edited by COLLEEN BREESE
With an Introduction by REGINA BARRECA
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Review: Complete StoriesUser Review - Michael - Goodreads
This is my first taste of Dorothy Parker. It's my opinion that she is the original hater; she is fantastic at crapping all over loathsome stereotypes by writing from their point of view. Or making them crap all over themselves. Something like that. I think I'm in love. Read full review
Review: Complete StoriesUser Review - Dianne Oliver - Goodreads
The writing is delicious, the topics wicked and snarky. Still, somehow it was disappointing. Perhaps due to the era, or perhaps the stories were just not redeeming. I really wanted to become engrossed, but couldn't stay with her. Read full review