Dorothy Parker's Elbow: Tattoos on Writers, Writers on Tattoos

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Previously considered the domain of bikers and a rite of passage in the services, tattoos have crawled from society's fringes and onto the ankles of starlets and the biceps of bankers. In this volume, stories from writers including Sylvia Plath and Ray Bradbury capture the tattoo experience.
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Overview

Previously considered the domain of bikers and a rite of passage in the services, tattoos have crawled from society's fringes and onto the ankles of starlets and the biceps of bankers. In this volume, stories from writers including Sylvia Plath and Ray Bradbury capture the tattoo experience.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780446679046
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/20/2008
  • Pages: 292
  • Sales rank: 1,120,856
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
From The Illustrated Man 1
A Toda Maquina 7
Grapefruit Flesh 24
Blackie, the Electric Rembrandt 37
My Tattoo 38
To the Engraver of My Skin 41
Dyeing a Three-Dollar Bill 42
From "The White Knights" 48
Skin 52
"When I was a kid ..." 53
For Lysa, Who Tattoos Me in Her Miami Living Room 54
Lace 56
Triangle Tattoo 58
It's Bad Luck to Die 59
From The Tattoo Hunter 78
Incision 80
"After the surgery ..." 81
First Poem for You 82
Snakes 83
Parker's Back 84
"In 1992, I had the tattoo on my arm redone ..." 109
Zowie 111
"I got my tattoo at a time of great upheaval ..." 126
"I'd wanted to get one for years ..." 127
Tattoo Pantoum 129
It Only Hurts a Little 133
Tattoos 141
From Typee 153
From 7 Tattoos 160
Embellishments 168
Tattoo Thoughts 171
The Fifteen-Dollar Eagle 173
Herstory 190
"I bring my book - prepared to wait ..." 193
From Tree 194
Becoming Bird 196
Designing a Bird from Memory in Jack's Skin Kitchen 198
Second Skin 200
Portrait 202
"When I muse about tattoos ..." 205
In the Penal Colony 206
Convict Koo457 239
Mando 241
The News 248
The Y 250
From "The Life and Death of Philippe" 251
True Tattoo 252
"I do not have a tattoo ..." 253
Wings, Fish, Star 254
Benediction 256
Contributors 258
Permissions 263
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2012

    Gathering Recruits List

    This is were we will gather recruits. There are some things you need to be capable of for each job. Read through this list carefully if you wish to have a job.

    To apply to be a WRITER (for drafts), you MUST:

    •Use proper grammer (not use "u" for "you" and "r" for "are," remember to capitalize names, etc)
    •Be an active support
    •Not argue when one of the editors disagree with you on something (keep your cool)

    To apply to be a WRITER (for posting the orders in the result,) you MUST:

    •Use proper grammer (look above for reasons)
    •Be an active support
    •Send in the orders on time

    To apply to be an EDITOR, you MUST:

    •Be used to writing/reading proper grammar
    •Be an active support
    •Not argue when the draft writers disagree with you on something (keep your cool)
    •Have a sharp eye for typos

    To apply to be a STORY FINDER, you MUST:

    •Not be nervous around people you don't know
    •Send in a report of what info you have found in the 2nd result
    •Be an active support
    •Not get into arguements with the interviewees (keep your cool)
    •Have a good eye for stories

    To apply to be a SECURITY GUARD, you MUST:

    •Have a sharp eye for intruders
    •Ask the leader of the newspaper for people that want to join
    •Not keep secrets to yourself if they involve the whole newspaper community

    To apply to be an ADVERTISER, you MUST:

    •Make eye-catching advertisements for the newspaper


    That's all! If you want to apply for a job, consult me in the 4th result.

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    Fangpaw

    Oh. Okay.
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    Darkjet

    I will be a reporter and writer. I am in many clans. Sunclan. Leader. Creamclan. Leader. Rowanclan. Leader. And other clans i am warriors in.

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    YES IM SURE!! ps what do u serch to get here

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    "Where wilo the drafts be? Sorry if I am asking too many questions."

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    Hi –DD–

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