Monday, July 26, 2021

Reader's Diary #2221 - Dorothy Parker: Big Blonde

 Dorothy Parker's short story "Big Blonde" is depressing as hell. Then, how can a story about depression, alcoholism, and suicide be anything but?

Still, it speaks a lot about identity (the problem of defining ourselves only in relation to others) and the counterproductive way depression has historically been dealt with (cheer up!). 

It's frustrating and heartbreaking. 

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