Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This? - Chapter 10, Big Blonde 1927-1928 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 10, Big Blonde 1927-1928 Summary and Analysis

By spring of 1927, Enough Rope is in its third printing, with no end to the demand for it in sight. In short, publishing history is being made. Enough Rope is a best seller, an unheard of achievement for a book of poetry. Part of the reason for its success is that Dorothy's sense of humor and talent for keen observation perfectly suits the tastes of the 1927 American reader. One review said it is "caked with salty humor, rough with splinters of disillusion, and tarred with a bright black authenticity." (p.177) It is said that with this work, Dorothy has carved out her own unique niche in American literature. Dorothy is extremely gratified by the success of her book, but all the praise makes her uncomfortable. She feels the need to downplay her sudden stardom, though...

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