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user-inactivated  ·  1502 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: August 10th: What are you reading this week?

I like Dorothy Parker. I have an antique copy of "Enough Rope" on my bookshelf.

rinx  ·  1502 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Never heard of her. What's a good starter book for my to-read list?

_refugee_  ·  1497 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I would actually try and see what is available for free online as she wrote a lot of short poems and stories, which could give you a good preview. I just finished the short story "Mr Durant" and it was very well done. "Arrangements in Black and White" is a popular lit class read but for good reason.

user-inactivated  ·  1497 days ago  ·  link  ·  
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rinx  ·  1497 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Oh great, thanks!

These threads are wrecking my to-read list. I'll never catch up! But it's a good problem to have.

user-inactivated  ·  1502 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Honestly? I'd actually say "Enough Rope." I haven't read all of her work, but it's her first book of poetry and her personality really comes through in it. She's clever, sarcastic, and is readily able to make fun of the world around her.