A Gendered Collision: Sentimentalism and Modernism in Dorothy Parker's Poetry and Fiction

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Contents
Preface9
Acknowledgments15
Introduction21
1Sex and Context: The Production and Popularity of Dorothy Parker's Work33
    Art versus Bacon37
    The “Hard Dark Crystals” of Parker's Poetry46
    A Female Hemingway?49
    A Portable Reputation53
2The Sentimental Infection: Critical Responses to Sentimentality in Dorothy Parker's Life, Politics, and Literary Production56
    The Sentimental Infection in Parker's Personal Life58
    The Sentimental Infection in Parker's Politics61
    The Sentimental Infection in Parker's Work74
    Conclusion82
3The Sentimental Connection I: Dorothy Parker's Poetry and the Sentimental Tradition84
    Characteristics of Nineteenth-Century Women Poets87
    Poetics of Shared Conventions91
    The Boundary of Gentility96
    Gender Rigidity105
    Dangerous Retreats107
    Conclusion119

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