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Not Much Fun: The Lost Poems of Dorothy…

Not Much Fun: The Lost Poems of Dorothy Parker (original 1996; edition 2001)

by Stuart Y. Silverstein (Introduction)

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Title:Not Much Fun: The Lost Poems of Dorothy Parker
Authors:Stuart Y. Silverstein
Info:Scribner (2001), Paperback, 256 pages
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Not Much Fun: The Lost Poems of Dorothy Parker by Stuart Y. Silverstein (Introduction) (1996)



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Half biography and half poetry.

It's a sad portrait of what seems to be a very clever, very sad woman. We're cautioned not to believe that everything attributed to Dorothy Parker was actually said by her.

But there are bits of her poetry that are still wickedly sharp and funny.
  omnia_mutantur | Nov 7, 2013 |
I've always been a fan of her well-turned phrases - but from the bio sketch here, she comes across as a rather nasty piece of work.
  Patentnonsense | Aug 3, 2008 |
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A succinct, yet enlightening introduction and footnotes with quintessential Dorothy Parker anecdotes and quotes serve as brilliant foundation for this collection of "lost" poems. In fact, they are pieces that Parker discarded as not fit for publication, and Parker enthusiasts will notice that many foreshadow more-polished later versions. Though Parker once described her verse as "horribly outdated--anything once fashionable is dreadful now," it's clear that even her "unfit" works are far from dreadful.

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