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The Vicious Circle: Mystery and Crime Stories by Members of The Algonquin Round Table
 
 
Author
Otto Penzler, ed.
Publisher Pegasus  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 8 x 5.25 x 0.5 inches
ISBN 9781605980249
Pages/Publication Date 205/2007
Daedalus Item Code 32173
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"The acerbic, alcohol-fueled critics, playwrights, and story writers who gathered at New York's Algonquin Hotel in the 1920s to trade insults and gossip are legendary for their wit, eccentricity, and literary leaps.... [Otto] Penzler, the mystery genre's ardent champion, returns to his favorite form and presents another concentrated, cleverly themed anthology.... Here humor is a common denominator, beginning with Penzler's entertaining introduction. In 'Farewell, My Lovely Appetizer,' the comic master S.J. Perelman spoofs the iconic figure of the hard-drinking, skirt-chasing private eye, coining hilarious pseudo–tough guy slang and choreographing elaborately pointless subterfuge.... The crimes here are mainly against pretension and hope, and what masterful interpretations are found in classic tales by Ring Lardner, Edna Ferber, and Dorothy Parker in the collection's finest work, the profoundly empathic 'Big Blonde'."—Booklist
 
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