The Critical Waltz
The Critical Waltz

The Critical Waltz

by Rhonda S. Pettit

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This first collection of criticism about Parker's writing includes five new essays, 13 articles printed in journals and books since 1977, a review of Parker's letters to Alexander Woollcott, ("Dear God, please make me stop writing like a woman") and a 1956 interview with the supplicant herself. General topics include Parker's modernist concepts, including a comparison of "Big Blonde" to Loos's Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and her feminist issues, including the relationship between Parker and new feminist humor. A section entitled "Classroom Encounters" includes student essays on feminine language and Parker's employment of the Freudian. The aforesaid letters and interview that close the collection prove Parker was her own most harsh and rigorous critic. Distributed by Associated University Presses. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780838643556
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
Publication date: 05/01/2005
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 515 KB

About the Author

Rhonda S. Pettit is an associate professor of English and Women's Studies at the University of Cincinnati Raymond Walters College.

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