The Vicious Circle
Mystery and Crime Stories by Members of the Algonquin Round TableBook - 2007
With the possible exception of the expatriate writers living in Paris in the 1920s, no single group of American literary figures has achieved as much fame or notoriety as the New York sophisticates who met to match wits and attempt to outshine each other as members of what came to be called the Algonquin Round Table.The humorists Robert Benchley and S. J. Perelman, playwrights Marc Connelly and George S. Kaufman, novelists Edna Ferber and Alexander Woollcott, and most famously, Dorothy Parker, were the literary luminaries who made up this group, and each one produced a piece or two of crime fiction at some point, which are collected for the first time in this anthology by acclaimed mystery editor Otto Penzler.
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2007.
Edition: First Pegasus Books edition.
Branch Call Number: F PENZLER
Characteristics: 205 pages ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Mystery and crime stories by members of the Algonquin Round Table