Cornelia Otis Skinner


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United States actress noted for her one-woman shows (1901-1979)

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Her discovery of the many similarities between her own literary production and that of her scorned double, however, is soon followed by time realization that she is still deluding herself: "Not nearly as renowned in my time as Cornelia Otis Skinner was in hers.
Reflecting--apparently unselfconsciously--on her reading practice, Rose's story of reading Proust recalls Woolf's, the parallel between the two women writers establishing a female line of tradition that counters and supplements the one set up by Rose's self-perception as a double of Cornelia Otis Skinner.
Among them were George Gershwin's Song Book, 1932; Our Hearts Were Young and Gay, by Cornelia Otis Skinner, 1942; Alice Duer Miller's Cinderella, 1943; and a collection of Alajalov's work, titled Conversation Pieces, with text by Janet Flanner.
In this respect, the work invites comparison with The Catcher in the Rye - not always to its disadvantage - but the lightness of the writing in the first two-thirds suggests that the novella is intended as a comic treatment of mental and social abnormality rather than a serious and sympathetic one: we are prepared for a book after the fashion of Peter de Vries or Cornelia Otis Skinner.