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You Might as Well Live by John Keats

You Might as Well Live (edition 1970)

by John Keats

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Title:You Might as Well Live
Authors:John Keats
Info:Simon & Schuster (1970), Edition: First, Hardcover
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You Might As Well Live: The Life and Times of Dorothy Parker by John Keats



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Interesting life of the witty poet Dorothy Parker, whom I much admire in my youth when this book came out. The last part of the life is very sad, however. ( )
  antiquary | Nov 8, 2013 |
I always seem to be less sure what I think of a person after I read their biography. John Keats' (no, not that John Keats) work here didn't cause me to veer from that opinion. I suppose it doesn't help that Parker was certainly a complex woman. Depressed, blasé in her own spirited way, spiteful, quick to mock a companion using the least amount of words possible...yet there's something about all that you've got to love.

I think Keats' main thesis throughout the novel was how unappreciated Parker's literary body was. He compares her to Hemingway many times throughout the book and it appears to be an apt analysis. It's a shame her short stories are not more well known today. ( )
  llamagirl | Apr 15, 2009 |
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"Razors pain you, rivers are damp; acids stain you; and drugs cause cramp.
Guns aren't lawful; nooses give; gas smells awful; you might as well live."

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