AFTER SUCH PLEASURES
The audience for LAMENTS FOR THE LIVING will be keen on the trail of this new volume, many of whose stories have appeared in The New Yorker and elsewhere. Amusing, bitter, tragic, poignant, sparkling, they are Dorothy Parker at her best. Sophisticated, yes, but amazingly human. Some are short stories; some character sketches; some monologues a la Dorothy Parker. For the "smart" public.