Impressions from the reading life

"I bet I'm awfully effective when you look at me. My hair is hanging along my cheeks, my skirt is swaddling about me, I can feel the cold damp of my brow. I must look like something out of the "Fall of the House of Usher.""
New Yorker Geschichten - Elke Heidenreich, Dorothy Parker

The Waltz (1944)