Home Body

As a great fan of Dorothy Parker, it was a particular thrill to have my work published in her namesake literary journal. The editors of Dorothy Parker’s Ashes introduced this summer’s home-themed issue with DP’s own take on the subject:

Dorothy Parker was a notoriously indifferent housekeeper. Ashtrays overflowed, dogs pooped on the floor and dirty clothes mingled with the clean. As she once said, “All I need is room enough to lay a hat and a few friends.”

While I share DP’s valuation of housework, there’s nowhere I’d rather be than home. For me “Homebodiness is the blessed state, home the sacred space.” Here’s “Home Body.”


About Alice Lowe

I am a freelance writer, avid reader and Virginia Woolfophile in San Diego, California. My personal essays have been published in more than 90 literary journals and can be followed on my blog: www.aliceloweblogs.wordpress.com. I have published essays and reviews about Virginia Woolf, including two monographs in the Bloomsbury Heritage Series published by Cecil Woolf Publishers, London: "Beyond the Icon: Virginia Woolf in Contemporary Fiction," and "Virginia Woolf as Memoirist."
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