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Jan 04, 2022
| ISBN 9780593466353
Jan 04, 2022
| ISBN 9780593468067
Jan 04, 2022 | ISBN 9780593466353
Jan 04, 2022 | ISBN 9780593468067
A Vintage Classics reissue of the famous humorist’s debut collection—a runaway bestseller in 1926—not otherwise in print as a stand-alone edition. Known as the wittiest woman in America and a founder of the fabled Algonquin Round Table, Dorothy Parker was also one of the Jazz Age’s most beloved poets. Her verbal dexterity and cynical humor were on full display in the many poems she published in Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, and Life and collected in her first book in 1926. The poems in Enough Rope range from lighthearted self-deprecation to acid-tongued satire, all the while gleefully puncturing sentimental clichés about the relations between men and women. Unfortunate CoincidenceBy the time you swear you’re his, Shivering and sighing,And he vows his passion is Infinite, undying—Lady, make a note of this: One of you is lying.
Dorothy Parker was born in West End, New Jersey, in 1893 and grew up in New York, attending a Catholic convent school and Miss Dana’s School in Morristown, New Jersey. In 1916 she sold some of her poetry to the editor… More about Dorothy Parker
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