Great collection: poetry, stories, reviews. The modern age, on a skewer. Indexed.
Short stories from an American classic author. Parker is always piercing and witty.
I love Dorothy Parker. She coined the phrase, "Men don't make passes at girls who wear glasses" Its a complete collection of her poems, stories and reviews. She is well worth the read.
...Men don't make passes at girls who wear glasses...just and example of Parker's biting wit. Either you love her or say 'huh?'
One of the most quotable of 20th century authors, Dorothy Parker has attained a wide ranging and enthusiastic following. This revised and enlarged edition, with an introduction by Brendan Gill, comprises the original 1944 PORTABLE, as seclected and arranged by Dorothy Parker herself and including all her most celebrated poems and stories, along with a selection of her later stories, play reviews, articles, book reviews from ESQUIRE, and the complete CONSTANT READER, her collected NEW YORKER book reviews.
...from the back cover of the book
A must-have for fans of Dorothy Parker. Well done!
Parker's eye is sharp, her style witty, elegant, and spare; she uses precisely the right words as she analyzes and dissects her subjects in poetry, short stories, and reviews. Often her preoccupation with death is sad and disturbing, but it's hard to find anyone more readable or quotable.