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You can read a little more about her career here. But when one nominates the Great American Novel, one is defining America at least as much as the Novel, yes? She was twenty-three years old. He told her, “Little girl, you’re making fun of sex, and that’s never been clone before in the U.

I must have a similar edition to you as my copy also includes the sequel. Mencken, a close friend, actually enjoyed the work and saw to it that it was published. Recommended to Manny by: And the dialect humor is close to what Joyce worked for in blodnes chapters of his aniya books.

In just a few months, Gentleman Prefer Blondes became a magazine sensation. But they do not seem to spoil Mr. This is the novel that far outshone “The Great Gatsby” during its time, and I can see why. Men are the main providers of these things with Lorelei attracting a trail of suitable admirers wherever she goes.

Paperbackpages. When the story was published in book form the first edition sold out in two weeks.

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I read it once a long time ago, before the blog, and then again a few years ago. This article about a silent comedy film from the s is a stub. She is the endpoint of commodification, the consumer who is also a consumer good. And he said he ought to know brains when he sees them, because he is in the senate and he spends quite a great deal of time in Washington, d.


I mean it is my favorite recreation and sometimes I sit for hours and do not seem to do anything else but think.

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos

This was such a classic spoof at the time and still a very funny read today. Thanks for getting in touch via Twitter. In fact, although Loos works against the background of modernism and name-checks Conrad, there is an important sense in which her book is a reminder of how much high modernism borrowed prrfer popular culture.

Eisman, who has decided not to do ;refer in Europe. So the French veecount is going to call up in the morning but I am not going to see him again. Even ten years earlier, chorus girls and blondes were worn gags on the magazine circuit.

Like many others, my introduction to this book was the Marilyn Monroe film, and the narrator of this audio book tells the story in the same breathy, little girl, voice.

Lorelei has made a paste copy of the tiara and, by playing one against the other, manages to keep the real tiara and send them away with the fake one. She left that metropolis after an unfortunate incident with a male admirer. The film is great — I love the dynamic between Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell — but the book seems cleverer in some ways.

So concerned that he is willing to expose himself to the dangers of viewing the most risque scenes over and over again.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. Later, Loos joked that the plot of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes was “almost as gloomy” as a Dostoevsky novel. And having lived in NewYork and Paris, she probably got a laugh out of Lorelei’s escapades through those cities.

I mean, is this not like something from Stein? Since the entire book supposedly was a joke against her mentor HL Mencken I don’t like him much either actually and his fondness for scheming blondes. It would be translated into 14 languages, including Chinese. The book has the interest of biographical color rather than any usefulness for explaining the Wake. The original series was also distributed in reprints to newspapers circa to early s. This is one of my favorite books. It can appear in blue stocking families, or come from hard working blue collar families, or it can even occur in a trailer trash family from Little Rock, Arkansas.

Lorelei, like Lardner’s antihero, is surpassing ignorant of pfefer and most of the world beyond her genlemen haunts, but, unlike Jack Keefe who is genuinely unenlightened about himself, she betrays a profound understanding that her looks and her general availability enable her to extract just about anything she wishes from gentlemen.

Spoffard really must have very strong morals or else all the blondse that spoil other peoples morals would spoil his morals. Then the publishers Boni and Liveright came calling, and made a contract for a slim hardback, illustrated pgefer Ralph Barton.