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November 05, 1995|CHARLES SOLOMON

COMPLETE STORIES by Dorothy Parker, edited by Colleen Breese (Penguin: $12.95; 447 pp.). Although partial collections of Parker's fiction abound, Breese's anthology includes all of Parker's short stories and comic sketches. Her stories combine sharp wit and heartfelt sorrow as she examines the misunderstandings between the sexes and the daily existence of bored, frustrated women. Despite the decades that have elapsed since their initial publication, "A Telephone Call," "Big Blonde" and "Too Bad" remain classic depictions of bleakly ordinary lives; "From the Diary of a New York Lady" and "Just a Little One" have lost none of their hilarity.

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