The Critical Waltz: Essays on the Work of Dorothy Parker

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Rhonda S. Pettit
Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, 2005 - Literary Criticism - 379 pages
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This is the first collection of critical essays devoted to the writing of Dorothy Parker. Its four part organisation reflects a necessary shift away from her identity as primarily a humorist or Jazz Age literary celebrity.
 

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Contents

Parkerss Iseult of Brittany
37
Dorothy Parker and Her Public
41
Dorothy Parkers Perpetual Motion
62
Dorothy Parkers Big Blonde as an Answer to Anita Looss Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
75
On the Dialogic Margins of Dorothy Parkers The Waltz
86
The Other Dorothy Parkers
114
Here Lies by Mehitabel
127
Feminist Issues
135
Dorothy Parker Katherine Anne Porter and Alcoholism
246
Classroom Encounters
265
A Revisionary Approach
267
Teaching Dorothy Parkers The Ladies of the Corridor as Feminist Drama
279
Mrs Parker and the History of Political Thought
296
Feminine Language and Reader Identification in Dorothy Parkers Sentiment
308
Freudian Concepts in the Writing of Dorothy Parker
319
Conversations
329

Dorothy Parker Erica Jong and New Feminist Humor
137
Dorothy Parker as Feminist and Social Critic
152
Trapped Like a Trap in a Trap
166
The Africanist Presence in Dorothy Parkers Big Blonde
187
Dorothy Parkers Iron Mask of Femininity
200
Dorothy Parker as Book Reviewer
219
Being and Dying as a Woman in the Short Fiction of Dorothy Parker
230
Dorothy Parkers Letters to Alexander Woollcott
331
An Interview with Dorothy Parker
355
Selected Bibliography
364
Contributors
369
Index
374
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