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By Dorothy Parker

A little identified, rediscovered letter:  an SOS from a girl trapped on a Swiss mountaintop in a TB colony without proposal find out how to escape—that girl being Dorothy Parker.

“Kids, i've got all started a thousand (1,000) letters to you, yet all of them via no will of mine bought to sounding so gloomy and that i used to be fearful of uninteresting the mixed tripe out of you, so I by no means despatched them.” hence begins a little-known and formerly unpublished letter by way of Dorothy Parker from a Swiss mountaintop. Parker wrote the letter in September 1930 to Viking publishers Harold Guinzburg and George Oppenheimer—she went to France to put in writing a unique for them and wound up in a TB colony in Switzerland. Parker refers back to the letter as a “novelette,” but there's not anything fictional approximately it. extra correctly, the biting composition reads like a gossipy diary access, typed out on Parker’s appealing new German typewriter. She namedrops remarkable figures like Ernest Hemingway and Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald whereas overlaying subject matters operating from her numerous injuries and illnesses to her reviews on canines, literary critics and God. The writing is classic Parker: uncensored, unedited, deliciously malicious, and positively the most pleasing of her letters—or for that subject any letter—that you’ll ever read.

This variation gains an advent, notes, and annotations on impressive figures by means of Parker biographer Marion Meade.

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B. Lewis and Nancy Lewis (New York: Scribner舖s, 1988), p. 5. 4. Edith Wharton, A Backward Glance (1934. Reprint: New York: Scribner舗s, 1964), p. 73. 5. Quoted in Louis Auchincloss, Edith Wharton: A Woman in Her Time (New York: Viking Press, 1971), p. 142. 6. Kenneth Clark, Another Part of the Wood: A Self-Portrait (1974. Reprint: New York: Ballantine, 1976), p. 206. 7. Edmund Wilson, The Forties, edited with an introduction by Leon Edel (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1983), p. 209. 8. Quoted in Henry James and Edith Wharton, Letters, 1900-1915, edited by Lyall Powers (New York: Scribner舖s, 1990), p.

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