[01/04/2022] Enough Rope: A Book of Light Verse by Dorothy Parker
Publication Date: January 4, 2022
Publisher Marketing: A Vintage Classics reissue of the famous humorist’s debut collection—a runaway bestseller in 1926—not otherwise in print as a stand-alone edition.
Known as the wittiest woman in America and a founder of the fabled Algonquin Round Table, Dorothy Parker was also one of the Jazz Age’s most beloved poets. Her verbal dexterity and cynical humor were on full display in the many poems she published inVanity Fair,The New Yorker, andLifeand collected in her first book in 1926. The poems inEnough Rope range from light-hearted self-deprecation to acid-tongued satire, all the while gleefully puncturing sentimental clichés about the relations between men and women.