Dorothy Parker Stories

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Dorothy Parker was known for her keen wit, cutting observation and sharply honest portrayal of human nature. Filled with the insight into people and their interactions that have made her stories so popular, this recording offers some of the finest examples of her craft. According to the Arizona Journal, "These capsules of satire...are perfect Parker, and Miss Booth is the perfect voice for them."

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Overview

Dorothy Parker was known for her keen wit, cutting observation and sharply honest portrayal of human nature. Filled with the insight into people and their interactions that have made her stories so popular, this recording offers some of the finest examples of her craft. According to the Arizona Journal, "These capsules of satire...are perfect Parker, and Miss Booth is the perfect voice for them."

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Parker (1893-1967) wrote stories with a tough, unsentimental, acerbic tone that satirized the social condition that leaves women economically dependent on men. Targeting the upper class and their pretensions, she tells of husbands and wives with nothing to say to each other and lives with no serious purpose except to attend the next party. This collection includes seven of her better-known works, including "Big Blonde," an account of a woman's decline into alcoholism and despair that netted Parker the O. Henry Award in 1929. Seen from a 1990s feminist perspective, Parker's work seems a bit dated, her women so dependent and superficial, her men so despicable. Yet, besides bearing witness to how far gender relations have progressed, the stories can be admired for their poignancy, wit, and clever dialog. Elaine Stritch reads convincingly, especially when portraying upper-class matrons. The tape quality is excellent. Recommended for general collections.-Nancy Paul, Brandon P.L., Wis.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781559940061
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/28/1998
  • Format: Cassette
  • Edition description: Abridged, Cassette
  • Product dimensions: 4.50 (w) x 7.01 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

Dorothy Parker (1893-1967) wrote short stories for The New Yorker for 30 years. She was married to Edwin Pond Parker II, once, and to Alan Campbell, twice. Upon her death she left her estate to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She also provided that in the event of his death, her estate would pass on to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Shirley Booth won an Academy Award for her performance in Come Back Little Sheba and was also noted for her stage performances in The Philadelphia Story and A Tree Grows In Brooklyn.

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