Parker: Selected Stories by Dorothy Parker audiobook

Parker: Selected Stories

By Dorothy Parker
Read by Elaine Stritch

Penguin Audio
2.96 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9781984885692

Dorothy Parker's quips and light verse have embedded themselves in the American literary landscape, but it was her prose that proved her star and demonstrated her talent as extending far beyond her time. In her fiction, she not only brought to life the urban milieu that was her bailiwick, but lay bare the uncertainties of ordinary people living ordinary lives, all told in her unflinching and deeply personal voice. In these selected stories, read for you by Elaine Stritch, we have the chance to draw upon her insight into the social and emotional realities of human nature. The following stories are featured in this audiobook collection:   *  Big Blonde   *  Too Bad   *  The Song Of The Shirt   *  Mr. Durant   *  From The Diary Of A New York Lady   *  The Standard Of Living   *  The Garter

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Dorothy Parker's quips and light verse have embedded themselves in the American literary landscape, but it was her prose that proved her star and demonstrated her talent as extending far beyond her time. In her fiction, she not only brought to life the urban milieu that was her bailiwick, but lay bare the uncertainties of ordinary people living ordinary lives, all told in her unflinching and deeply personal voice. In these selected stories, read for you by Elaine Stritch, we have the chance to draw upon her insight into the social and emotional realities of human nature. The following stories are featured in this audiobook collection:   *  Big Blonde   *  Too Bad   *  The Song Of The Shirt   *  Mr. Durant   *  From The Diary Of A New York Lady   *  The Standard Of Living   *  The Garter

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Author Bio: Dorothy Parker

Author Bio: Dorothy Parker

Dorothy Parker (1893–1967) is a literary legend famed for her poetry, short stories, criticism, screenplays, and dramas. She was a founding writer of the New Yorker and also wrote for Vogue, Vanity Fair, and Esquire. A key member of the New York literary circle, the Algonquin Round Table, she was widely known as the wittiest woman in America. Not so well known are her political beliefs: she helped unionize Hollywood screenwriters, joined the Communist Party, and worked on behalf of various left-wing causes. In the 1950s, she was blacklisted in Hollywood. Her estate was bequeathed to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She is buried in Baltimore, at the headquarters of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, which became her literary executor following Dr. King’s assassination. Today, four decades after her death, Dorothy Parker remains one of the most quoted writers in the world.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Short Stories
Runtime: 2.96
Audience: Adult
Language: English