Can You Ever Forgive Me? - Dorothy — The Jig is Up Summary & Analysis

Lee Israel
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In "Dorothy," Israel writes a forged letter from Dorothy Parker to a man named Andy asking if he can forgive her for something she did while drunk. Israel explains that the quote “Can you ever forgive me?” (66) was her own creation. She imagines Dorothy asking forgiveness but not really being sincere.

In "Noël," Israel notes that she had too much fun with her forgeries credited to Noël Coward. She admits that she drew a good deal of information from the book The Noël Coward diaries. Israel points out that two of letters she forged under Noël’s name were mistaken for the real thing and were in the book The Letters of Noël Coward which was published in 2007. Israel also describes in this section how she forged letters from Clara Blandick, who played Auntie Em...

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