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Portable Dorothy Parker
Portable Dorothy Parker | Dorothy Parker
The second revision in sixty years, this sublime collection ranges over the verse, stories, essays, and journalism of one of the twentieth century's most quotable authors.For this new twenty-first-century edition, devoted admirers can be sure to find their favorite verse and stories. But a variety of fresh material has also been added to create a fuller, more authentic picture of her life's work. There are some stories new to the Portable, "Such a Pretty Little Picture," along with a selection of articles written for such disparate publications as Vogue, McCall's, House and Garden, and New Masses. Two of these pieces concern home decorating, a subject not usually associated with Mrs. Parker. At the heart of her serious work lies her political writings-racial, labor, international-and so "Soldiers of the Republic" is joined by reprints of "Not Enough" and "Sophisticated Poetry-And the Hell With It," both of which first appeared in New Masses. "A Dorothy Parker Sampler" blends the sublime and the silly with the terrifying, a sort of tasting menu of verse, stories, essays, political journalism, a speech on writing, plus a catchy off-the-cuff rhyme she never thought to write down.The introduction of two new sections is intended to provide the richest possible sense of Parker herself. "Self-Portrait" reprints an interview she did in 1956 with The Paris Review, part of a famed ongoing series of conversations ("Writers at Work") that the literary journal conducted with the best of twentieth-century writers. What makes the interviews so interesting is that they were permitted to edit their transcripts before publication, resulting in miniature autobiographies."Letters: 1905-1962," which might be subtitled "Mrs. Parker Completely Uncensored," presents correspondence written over the period of a half century, beginning in 1905 when twelve-year-old Dottie wrote her father during a summer vacation on Long Island, and concluding with a 1962 missive from Hollywood describing her fondness for Marilyn Monroe.A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition with French flaps, rough front, and luxurious packagingFeatures an introduction from Marion Meade andcover illustrations byrenowned graphic artist Seth, creator of the comic series Palooka-ville"
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gradcat
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#LilithJuly

(Day 2 - #BasketCase)

*The narrator of Dorothy Parker‘s short story, titled “A Telephone Call,” is progressively becoming a “basket case.” Readers can actually sense her coming undone as she cajoles and bargains with God to get a call from her lover. Of course, things have changed a lot since this piece was first published in 1930. But I‘ll bet there are some people who can relate (and who can remember old-fashioned telephones). 😂

Cinfhen Perfect piece!!!! 🏆now she‘d just text him like crazzzy or troll him on Twitter 😜😂😂 7mo
KarenUK @cinfhen 😂😂 7mo
KarenUK And I totally want to read this story...... 7mo
gradcat @Cinfhen I know, right—do you remember busy signals? As obnoxious as they were, I sometimes wish we still had those kinds of telecommunications...I hate that everyone knows where I am...all the time!! 😂 7mo
gradcat @KarenUK It kind of hits too close to home...when we were young & dumb! 7mo
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aquariusnat
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Found this at B&N and couldn't resist the splurge! It has most of her writings including some book reviews of her contemporaries! I decided to donate my older smaller collection of hers to the library.

DGRachel That‘s a fantastic cover! 9mo
aquariusnat That cover jumped out from the shelf ! LOL! 9mo
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Waynegjr
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A round up of my book themed coffee mugs.

#8 I‘ll end this round up with one of my favorite fictional bookstores. I really really wanted to have my copy of The Portable Dorothy Parker in the shot, but for the life of my I can‘t find it.

#mugsoflitsy

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AMVP
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#augustisatrip #day3 - #park

Waiting for my opponent's combo to resolve on #MTG Arena. Could probably get some short stories under my belt in the meantime.

ZoeyPeacock I love this set of books! I‘ve been slowly collecting them for years. 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Nice collection!!! 1y
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Christinak
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Here is a shelfie of #bookspines
#oldcoolbooks

Linsy Love these old book spines! 💖 2y
ReadZenRites Lovely 💕 2y
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Autumnscribe
Portable Dorothy Parker | Dorothy Parker
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All Mrs Parker all the time; set pieces from the play.

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WanderingBookaneer
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At The Reserve (Sarasota, FL). #GetIndie

RebelReader I'm going to be in Florida January 23rd-Jan 30th. Any other bookstores I should check out? 2y
BeckyK 😍 2y
WanderingBookaneer @RebelReader : We went to another called Bookstore 1. It was amazing! 2y
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merelybookish
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batsy Ah, Dorothy Parker always sums it up 👍 2y
merelybookish @batsy I figured I had to use one of her quotations before the month ended! 2y
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Avidreader25
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RidgewayGirl And a very good looking dog! 2y
Avidreader25 @RidgewayGirl He‘s a handsome pup! 2y
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Menekaginia
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"If I didn't think about it, maybe the telephone might ring. Sometimes it does that. If I could think of something else." Simultaneously laughing and crying at how relevant this still is.

RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 2y
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jdtchicago
Portable Dorothy Parker | Dorothy Parker

Her big heart did not, as is so sadly often the case, inhabit a big bosom.

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jdtchicago
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I know this will come as a shock to you, Mr. Goldwyn, but in all history, which has held billions and billions of human beings, not a single one ever had a happy ending.

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jdtchicago
Portable Dorothy Parker | Dorothy Parker

You think You're frightening me with Your hell, don't You? You think Your hell is worse than mine.

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jdtchicago
Portable Dorothy Parker | Dorothy Parker

Men
They hail you as their morning star
Because you are the way you are.
If you return the sentiment,
They'll try to make you different;
And once they have you, safe and sound,
They want to change you all around.
Your moods and ways they put a curse on;
They'd make of you another person.
They cannot let you go your gait;
They influence and educate.
They'd alter all that they admired.
They make me sick, they make me tired.

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Amie
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Dorothy Parker had a #sharp tongue (and I mean that as a compliment 😁) #anditsaugust @RealLifeReading

charl08 I love this cover. Book envy! 2y
Jas16 Nicely done! 2y
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Jas16
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Leftcoastzen Yay Dot! 2y
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Amie
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#bookhaul from thriftbooks. Two favorites that I want to read again: Tea Rose and Dorothy Parker. Two TBR: Dovekeepers and Darktown. Sadly, the Dorothy Parker one suffered some damage when I removed the sticker from the spine 🙁

TrishB The Dovekeepers 👍💜 one of my favourite books! 3y
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Eyelit
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Behind that wit, I find Dorothy Parker's stories/poems to be #aneeyorekindofread #aprilbookshowers

RealLifeReading Love that cover! 3y
silentrequiem I love that cat figurine! 3y
Lmstraubie I have the same cat! Do you have the little one curled in a ball also?? 3y
Eyelit @Lmstraubie No -- But I'd love to know where you got it! Mine was a gift from a friend years ago. 3y
Lmstraubie @Eyelit Mine were gifts from my cousin many, many years ago 🙃 3y
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babsbourland
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That's the spirit.

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Vexingcircumstance
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Hreynolds
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"Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses"

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Wilkie
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Unfortunate Coincidence

By the time you swear you're his,
Shivering and sighing,
And he vows his passion is
Infinite, undying-
Lady, make note of this:
One of you is lying.

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LLindsey
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Love, love, loving my new badass book club tee!

Mamashep Yes!!!! 3y
ClaireTheBookdragon This is amazing!! 💜 3y
LLindsey Culture Flock. 😊 3y
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Christinak
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I don't mind waiting for the train if I have time to read!

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Christinak
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Day 6 - book + drink - here is my new to me copy of The Portable Dorothy Parker + coffee of course! #septphotochallenge #somethingforsept @RealLifeReading

RealLifeReading Coffeecoffeecoffee! 3y
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Kirstin
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From now on I'm gonna let Dorothy Parker write my 1 star reviews.

MrBook 😂👏🏻👍🏻👌🏻! I have got to get my hands on her writings. 3y
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BooksForYears
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"Summer, do your worst!
Light your tinsel moon, and call on
Your performing stars to fall on
Headlong through your paper sky"

-from "August" by birthday girl Dorothy Parker ?

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Liberty
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Happy birthday to the woman who got me through my teens. 👑💗📚

JPrecht I wish I'd known of her in my teens! Instead she graced my early 20s, and I was so grateful! 3y
Godmotherx5 She had the best humor. Happy birthday to an icon. 3y
Madeline My favorite poem that got me through my teens was Indian Summer! 3y
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angrylilasian Love her!! 3y
Bibliotini Love her. Have you read the biography by Mead? I did years ago and think of it often. And I got to the Algonquin while the getting was good. 3y
missjenniferlowe Did you know that, when she died, she left all of her money to Dr Martin Luther King, jr? 3y
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Eyelit
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It's day 19 for #augustofpages and at first I thought I'd have to skip because I don't read poetry often (or at all, really). Then I remembered these two poets living under my roof. 😄 #augustphotochallenge

BekahB Same here! I used to have some ee cummings poetry books, but I lent them to a friend years ago and didn't get them back. I love that a Dorothy Parker edition! 😄 3y
MrBook I need to read her. 3y
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KVanRead
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#WCW Manhattan Style. Hoping to have a drink at the Algonquin later in her honor. @BookishFeminist

BookishFeminist 🙌🏼🙌🏼 Dorothy Parker! Love her. 3y
TheWellReadOwl "The first thing I do in the morning is brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue." ? 3y
Ericmanciniwriter On vacation? 3y
KVanRead @Eamann yes and trying to hit all my literary spots - mission impossible as I'm heading home tomorrow but enjoying lunch at the Morgan Library and determined to make it to the Algonquin tonight! 3y
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24in48
Portable Dorothy Parker | Dorothy Parker
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Is your 24in48 TBR toppling over yet? It might feel insane to pick up the Complete anything during a #readathon but these collections (and Dorothy in particular) are perfect for taking quick bites between other books or just to change things up when your interest is waning. 9 days to go!

JoeStalksBeck I love her!❤️ " every morning I brush my teeth and sharpen my tongue" ?? 4y
MrBook Great pic! Great book! 4y
RealLifeReading Fun illustration! 4y
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razmanda
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How do YOU organize your books? By genre? By author? Size? I have no system and think I need one. And yes, I'm watching Gilmore Girls.

bookwrm526 I'm watching for the first time, I just started season four! 4y
Leelee08 ❤️❤️❤️Gilmore Girls!! 4y
bookwrm526 Oh, and I also have no system, I just put them wherever I can find a space 4y
BrittanyArcand5 Genre. Loosely. Like, I split nonfiction between history, memoirs, reference. Christian fiction, general fiction, classics, sci fi. 4y
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kristenmilford
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This is a collection of her short stories and poetry. Hands down one of my favorite poets, she is so witty and her humor is so on point. "Big Blonde" is my favorite short story.

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