Re: Book Hauls!
The last of the modern mini classics that I'll be getting.
The sexes and other stories - Dorothy Parker *Dorothy Parker captured early twentieth century American society like no one else could. She was a masterful observer of character, a witty, sharply exact composer of dialogue and a poignant reader of the subtleties of relationship. In these five stories, of relationships strained by ill-will, social distance or circumstance, all her strengths are clear.
La Grosse Fifi and other stories - Jean Rhys *For those who may not be aware, Jean Rhys is the author of the wonderful Wide Sargasso Sea, a prequel to Bronte's Jane Eyre. *These four haunting stories from the author of Wide Sargasso Sea capture moments in the lives of European dilettantes, ingénues, businessmen, soldiers and artists at a time when the world was enjoying freedom after war. But with freedom comes the greater opportunity for self-destruction, and Rhys is at her redolent best when writing about the desires of people striving unsuccessfully after happiness.