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  • The Penguin Dorothy Parker [top]
    First published in 1944
    Revised and enlarged edition first published in 1973 by The Viking Press, Inc.
    First published in 1973 in Great Britain as 'The Collected Dorothy Parker' by Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd.
    Reset and reprinted in 1977 in Great Britain by Penguin Books in paperback, ISBN 0140044515. The 1943 text has been retained, but it also includes the stories and book reviews (and reviews from Esquire) published up until her death in 1967. Her debutante play reviews from Vanity Fair along with some miscellaneous pieces are included and suggest the full range on which her vogue was based

Contents:
Publishers Note; Introduction by Brendan Gill

Part One: The Original Portable as Arranged by Dorothy Parker in 1944
The Lovely Leave
Arrangement in Black and White
The Sexes
The Standard of Living
Mr. Durant
The Waltz
The Wonderful Old Gentleman
Song of the Shirt, 1941

Enough Rope (Poems)

A Telephone Call
Here We Are
Dusk Before Fireworks
You Were Perfectly Fine
Mrs. Hofstadter on Josephine Street
Soldiers of the Republic
Too Bad
The Last Tea
Big Blonde

Sunset Gun (Poems)

Just a Little One
Lady with a Lamp
The Little Hours
Horsie
Glory in the Daytime
New York to Detroit

Death and Taxes (Poems)

The Custard Heart
From the Diary of A New York Lady
Cousin Larry
Little Curtis
Sentiment
Clothe The Naked

War Song (Poem)

Part Two:Later Stories, Reviews and Articles

Later Stories

I Live on Your Visits
Lolita
The Bolt Behind The Blue

Play Reviews

FROM Vanity Fair, 1918-1920
Henrik Ibsen: Hedda Gabler
Oscar Wilde: An Ideal Husband
Leo Tolstoi: Redemption
Edward Knoblock: Tiger! Tiger!
J. M. Barrie: Dear Brutus
Sem Benelli: The Jest
Actors' Strike Benefits
Pierre Louys: Aphrodite
John Drinkwater: Abraham Lincoln

FROM The New Yorker, 1931
(As substitute for Robert Benchley)

Kindly Accept Substitutes
(The Barretts of Wimpole Street, by Rudolf Beiser)
Just Around Pooh Corner
(Give me Yesterday, by A. A. Milne)
No More Fun
(The Admirable Crichton, by J. M. Barrie)
A Few Minutes of Your Time
(The Silent Witness, by Jack De Leon and Jack Celestin)
Valedictory
(Getting Married, by George Bernard Shaw; Lady Beyond The Moon, by William Doyle; Right of Happiness, by Roy Daavidson)

Book Reviews

Constant Reader: FROM The New Yorker, 1927-1933
The Private Papers of the Dead
(Journal of Katherine Mansfield, edited by J. Middleton Murry)
An American Du Barry
(The President's Daughter by Nan Britton)
Re-enter Margot Asquith-A Masterpiece from the French
(Lay Sermons, by Margot Asquith, Countess of Oxford and Asquith; The Counterfeiters, by André Gide)
A Book of Great Short Stories
(Men Without Women, by Ernest Hemingway)
The Professor Goes in For Sweetness and Light
(Happiness, by William Lyon Phelps)
Madame Glyn Lectures on "It," with Illustrations
(It, by Elinor Glyn)
The Socialist Looks at Literature
(Money Writes!, by Upton Sinclair)
The Short Story, through a Couple of the Ages
(The Best Short Stories of 1927, edited by Edward O'Brien)
Mrs. Post Enlarges on Etiquette
(Etiquette, by Emily Post)
Poor, Immortal Isadora
(My Life, by Isadora Duncan)
Re-enter Miss Hurst, Followed by Mr. Tarkington
(A President is Born, by Fannie Hurst; Claire Ambler, by Booth Tarkington
A Good Novel, and a Great Story
(The Last Post, by Ford Madox Ford)
Literary Rotarians
Excuse It, Please
Our Lady of the Loudspeaker
(In the Service of the King, by Aimee Semple McPherson)
The Compleat Bungler
(The Art of Successful Bidding, by George Reith; Home to Harlem, by Claude McKay)
Ethereal Mildness
(Appendicitis, by Thew Wright, M.D.; Art of the Night, by George Jean Nathan; Etched in Moonlight by James Stephens)
Mr. Lewis Lays it On with a Trowel
(The Man Who Knew Coolidge, by Sinclair Lewis)
These Much Too Charming People
(Debonair, by G. B. Stern)
Duces Wild
(The Cardinal's Mistress, by Benito Mussolini; All Kneeling, by Anne Parrish)
Far From Well
(The House at Pooh Corner, by A. A. Milne)
Wallflower's Lament
(Favorite Jokes of Famous People, compiled by Frank Nicholson; The Technique of the Love Affair, by Mrs Dorris Moore)
And Again, Mr. Sinclair Lewis
(Dodsworth, by Sinclair Lewis)
Hero Worship
(Round Up, by Ring Lardner)
Home is The Sailor
(Forty Thousand Sublime and Beautiful Thoughts compiled by Charles Noel Douglas)
Kiss and Tellegen
(Women Have Been Too Kind, by Lou Tellegen)
Two Lives and Some Letters
(Savage Messiah, by H. S. Ede)
Oh, Look-A Good Book!
(The Glass Key, by Dashiell Hammett)
Words, Words, Words
(Dawn, by Theodore Dreiser)
The Grandmother of the Aunt of the Gardener
The Ideal System for Acquiring a Practical Knowledge of French, by Mlle. Valentine Debacq Gaudel; The American in Europe; How To Get All You Want While Travelling in Spain, Hugo's Simplified System)
Not Even Funny
(An American Girl, by Tiffany Thayer; Background [Vol 1 of Intimate Memories], by Mabel Dodge Luhan)

From Esquire, 1957-1962

Best Fiction of 1957
Edmund Wilson: The American Earthquake; Jack Kerouac: The Subterraneans; Edna Ferber: Ice Palace
George P. Elliott: Parktilden Village; John Barth: The End of The Road; Vance Bourjaily: The Violated; Vladimir Nabokov: Lolita
Ellery Queen: The New York Murders
Truman Capote: Breakfast at Tiffany's; John Updike: The Poorhouse Fair
James Thurber: The Years with Ross
Katherine Anne Porter: Ship of Fools
Shirley Jackson: We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Uncollected Articles

Good Souls
The Artist's Reward
The Siege of Madrid
The Middle or Blue Period

Variations on A Theme, by Somerset Maugham

Index of Titles of Stories, Titles and First Lines of Poems

Other Dorothy Parker Publications

Dorothy Parker Poems

Biographies about Dorothy Parker

 
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