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The Vicious Circle

Mystery and Crime Stories by Members of the Algonquin Round Table
(Book - 2007 )
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With the possible exception of the expatriate writers living in Paris in the 1920s, no single group of American literary figures has achieved as much fame or notoriety as the New York sophisticates who met to match wits and attempt to outshine each other as members of what came to be called the Algonquin Round Table.The humorists Robert Benchley and S. J. Perelman, playwrights Marc Connelly and George S. Kaufman, novelists Edna Ferber and Alexander Woollcott, and most famously, Dorothy Parker, were the literary luminaries who made up this group, and each one produced a piece or two of crime fiction at some point, which are collected for the first time in this anthology by acclaimed mystery editor Otto Penzler.

Baker & Taylor
A collection of short mystery and detective stories by members of the Algonquin Round Table, including S. J. Perelman's "Farewell, My Lovely Appetizer," Ring Lardner's "Haircut," and Dorothy Parker's "Big Blonde."

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With the possible exception of the expatriate writers living in Paris in the 1920s, no single group of American literary figures has achieved as much fame or notoriety as the New York sophisticates who met to match wits and attempt to outshine each other as members of what came to be called the Algonquin Round Table.

The humorists Robert Benchley and S. J. Perelman, playwrights Marc Connelly and George S. Kaufman, novelists Edna Ferber and Alexander Woollcott, and most famously, Dorothy Parker, were the literary luminaries who made up this group, and each one produced a piece or two of crime fiction at some point, which are collected for the first time in this anthology by acclaimed mystery editor Otto Penzler.


The mystery and crime fiction of the Algonquin Round Table.

Statement of Responsibility: [featuring Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley, Edna Ferber, Marc Connelly, George S. Kaufman, S.J. Perelman, Alexander Woollcott] ; edited by Otto Penzler
Title: The vicious circle
mystery and crime stories by members of the Algonquin Round Table
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2007
Edition: 1st Pegasus Books ed
Characteristics: 205 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Otto Penzler
Coroner's inquest / Marc Connelly
The mystery of the poisoned kipper / Robert Benchley
Farewell, my lovely appetizer / S. J. Perelman
Haircut / Ring Lardner
Moonlight sonata / Alexander Woollcott
The great Warburton mystery / George S. Kaufman and Howard Dietz
Big blonde / Dorothy Parker
Up the close and down the stair / S. J. Perelman
The man who came back / Edna Ferber
Rien ne va plus / Alexander Woollcott
Four-and-twenty blackjacks / S. J. Perelman
Stop me
if you've heard this one / Ring Lardner
Subject Headings: Short stories
Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Topical Term: Short stories
Additional Contributors: Penzler, Otto
ISBN: 1933648678
9781933648675
Branch Call Number: 808.83872 V
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