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Complete Stories
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As this complete collection of her short stories demonstrates, Dorothy Parker's talents extended far beyond brash one-liners and clever rhymes. Her stories not only bring to life the urban milieu that was her bailiwick but lay bare the uncertainties and disappointments of ordinary people living ordinary lives.

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Dorothy Parker. (2002). Complete Stories. Penguin Publishing Group.

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        Perhaps it was a disservice to collect all of Parker's stories in one place. Despite insistence to the contrary in a reasoned but ultimately unconvincing introduction by Regina Barreca, Parker wrote decently about the same things over and over and over. This volume includes 13 stories and nine sketches which were previously uncollected, but they blend right in with the other material on drinking and divorce among those of a certain class. Parker's stories tend to float in the shallow end of the literary pool. It's not that any individual piece is of poor quality, it's just that, collectively, the the sameness becomes unbearable. Her humor, in particular, strikes the same note every time. A quick run-through of several plots exhibits this perfectly: two women insincerely discuss an impending divorce; a couple gets drunk in preparation for becoming teetotalers the next day. The nine sketches included here are more of the same, minus any actual plot. Descriptions such as ``Lloyd wears washable neckties,'' are amusing, but go no further. It is ironic that feminist critics are attempting to resurrect Parker, since her writing makes her disdain for her own sex perfectly clear: she feels free to disparage these women for whom marriage and dinner parties are everything, but she always goes for the easy laugh at their expense rather than explore the larger context that forced them into such rigid roles.

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Complete StoriesIntroduction
Suggestions for Further Reading
Chronology
A Note on the Text

Stories
Such a Pretty Little Picture
Too Bad
Mr. Durant
A Certain Lady
The Wonderful Old Gentleman
Dialogue at Three in the Morning
The Last Tea
Oh! He's Charming!
Travelogue
Little Curtis
The Sexes
Arrangement in Black and White
A Telephone Call
A Terrible Day Tomorrow
Just a Little One
The Mantle of Whistler
The Garter
New York to Detroit
Big Blonde
You Were Perfectly Fine
The Cradle of Civilization
But the One on the Right
Here We Are
Lady with a Lamp
Dusk Before Fireworks
A Young Woman in Green Lace
Horsie
Advice to the Little Peyton Girl
From the Diary of a New York Lady
Sentiment
Mrs. Carrington and Mrs. Crane
The Little Hours
The Waltz
The Road Home
Glory in the Daytime
Cousin Larry
Mrs. Hofstadter on Josephine Street
Clothe the Naked
Soldiers of the Republic
The Custard Heart
Song of the Shirt, 1941
The Standard of Living
The Lovely Leave
The Game
I Live on Your Visits
Lolita
The Banquet of Crow
The Bolt Behind the Blue

Sketches
Our Tuesday Club
As the Spirit Moves
A Dinner Party Anthology
A Summer Hotel Anthology
An Apartment House Anthology
Men I'm Not Married To
Welcome Home
Our Own Crowd
Professional Youth