The Portable Dorothy Parker

The Portable Dorothy Parker

Contains the humourist's collected stories, poems, articles and reviews. Parker's work expresses tender humour, penetrating wit and satire.

Author: Dorothy Parker

Publisher: Viking Adult

ISBN: 067001074X

Category: American literature

Page: 610

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Categories: American literature

The Collected Dorothy Parker

The Collected Dorothy Parker

' Her brilliant dissection of the jazz Age in poetry and prose is collected in this volume along with articles and reviews.

Author: Dorothy Parker

Publisher:

ISBN: 0140182926

Category: American literature

Page: 610

View: 700

Categories: American literature

The Best of Dorothy Parker

The Best of Dorothy Parker

Dorothy Parker was a short story writer, poet, playwright, screenwriter and above all famed wit. This compilation brings together the finest of her poems, stories and sketches.

Author: Dorothy Parker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 0715630245

Category:

Page: 192

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Dorothy Parker was a short story writer, poet, playwright, screenwriter and above all famed wit. This compilation brings together the finest of her poems, stories and sketches.
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A Study Guide for Dorothy Parker s The Last Question

A Study Guide for Dorothy Parker s  The Last Question

This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more.

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410350817

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 19

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A Study Guide for Dorothy Parker's "The Last Question," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Uncollected Dorothy Parker

The Uncollected Dorothy Parker

Many of these were collected in three volumes of poetry. It is the remainder, which she failed to collect and whose very existence has been unkown to most people for more than half a century, that comprise this volume.

Author: Dorothy Parker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: IND:30000067172407

Category:

Page: 256

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During the early years of her literary career Dorothy Parker wrote more than 300 poems and verses for a variety of popular magazines and newspapers. Many of these were collected in three volumes of poetry. It is the remainder, which she failed to collect and whose very existence has been unkown to most people for more than half a century, that comprise this volume.
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Complete Poems

Complete Poems

Collecting the complete verse of the witty, multi-talented Dorothy Parker, this book reveals the blunt, barbed poetry of a poetess whose work was once praised by Edmound Wilson as "flatly brutal as the wit of the age of Pope." Reprint.

Author: Dorothy Parker

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 0141180226

Category: Poetry

Page: 408

View: 237

The master of the short story, dramatist, screenwriter, and sharp-tongued critic, provides poems that depict a world haunted by unrequited love, alcohol and men of overbearing will.
Categories: Poetry

Here We are A Telephone Call

Here We are   A Telephone Call

Stories in the Travelman Short Stories series take the reader to places of mystery, fantasy, horror, romance, and corners of the universe yet unexplored.

Author: Dorothy Parker

Publisher: Travelman Pub

ISBN: 1860920179

Category: Humorous stories

Page: 22

View: 900

Stories in the Travelman Short Stories series take the reader to places of mystery, fantasy, horror, romance, and corners of the universe yet unexplored. In turn, readers take them on the bus or subway, slip them into briefcases and lunchboxes, and send them from Jersey to Juneau. Each classic or original short story is printed on one sheet of paper and folded like a map. This makes it simple to read while commuting, convenient to carry when not, and easy to give or send to a friend. A paper envelope is provided for mailing or gift-giving, and both are packaged in a clear plastic envelope for display. The cost is not much more than a greeting card.
Categories: Humorous stories

The Choice

The Choice

In The Choice, the speaker makes a choice, compares her options and wonders if she made the right decisioin. Song for April Dusk discusses images of beauty and magic with a twist at the end.

Author: Dorothy Parker

Publisher:

ISBN: 1554487277

Category: American poetry

Page: 48

View: 260

Categories: American poetry

The Last Days of Dorothy Parker

The Last Days of Dorothy Parker

The story also features Parker’s enduring friendship of over thirty years with playwright and screenwriter Lillian Hellman, along with other notable figures in Parker’s circle, including Dashiell Hammett and John O’Hara.

Author: Marion Meade

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101627211

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 60

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Dorothy Parker biographer Marion Meade shares insight into the last days in the life of Dorothy Parker—the horrible and the hilarious—including her colorful friendship with Lillian Hellman, and the bizarre afterlife of Parker’s remains from a file cabinet on Wall Street to a small burial site by the NAACP office in Baltimore. The Volney was a dignified residence hotel, favored by older women and their dogs, on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Dorothy Parker died there, of a heart attack, on June 7, 1967. She was seventy-three and had been famous for almost half a century. As befitted a much-loved humorist, poet, and storywriter, the New York Times announced her exit in a front-page obituary. This was followed by a star-studded memorial service, also reported in the paper, which was attended by some 150 of her friends and admirers. More than twenty years later, on October 20, 1988, Parker was buried in Baltimore, in a memorial garden at the national headquarters of the NAACP. Why did it take more than two decades for Dorothy Parker to get a decent burial? What accounts for her macabre Edgar Allan Poe–style ending, arguably one of the most ghoulish in modern literary history? And just what happened to her during those twenty-one years? Dorothy Parker biographer Marion Meade draws from new research to portray Parker in her last years and last days, with an emphasis on her posthumous existence. The story also features Parker’s enduring friendship of over thirty years with playwright and screenwriter Lillian Hellman, along with other notable figures in Parker’s circle, including Dashiell Hammett and John O’Hara. Always riotous and occasionally ghastly, The Last Days is utterly and completely Dorothy Parker.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Critical Waltz

The Critical Waltz

Dorothy Parker , " The Waltz , " in The Portable Dorothy Parker , 47 - 51 . All
references to " The Waltz " are to this edition . 4 . Dorothy Parker , " Love Song , "
in The Portable Dorothy Parker , 106 . 5 . Dorothy Parker , " A Telephone Call , "
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Author: Rhonda S. Pettit

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838639682

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 379

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This is the first collection of critical essays devoted to the writing of Dorothy Parker. Its four part organisation reflects a necessary shift away from her identity as primarily a humorist or Jazz Age literary celebrity.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Nonsenseorship Dodo Press

Nonsenseorship  Dodo Press

"At current bootliquor quotations, Haig & Haig costs twelve dollars a quart, while any dependable booklegger can unearth a copy of "Jurgen" for about fifteen dollars. Which indicates, at least, an economic application of Nonsenseorship."

Author: Frederick O'Brien

Publisher:

ISBN: 1406531626

Category: History

Page: 116

View: 952

1922 collaboration. "At current bootliquor quotations, Haig & Haig costs twelve dollars a quart, while any dependable booklegger can unearth a copy of "Jurgen" for about fifteen dollars. Which indicates, at least, an economic application of Nonsenseorship."
Categories: History

The Coast of Illyria

The Coast of Illyria

Author: Dorothy Parker

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015017902357

Category: Drama

Page: 212

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Categories: Drama

Dorothy Parker

Dorothy Parker

Introduction: The Algonquin Hotel xvi THEY SAY OF ME: Parker, “Neither Bloody
nor Bowed,” The Portable Dorothy Parker, The Viking Press, 1973, p. 117. xvii I
AM CHEAP: Edmund Wilson, The Twenties, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1975, p.

Author: Marion Meade

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101462191

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

View: 668

Marion Meade's engrossing and comprehensive biography of one of the twentieth century's most captivating women In this lively, absorbing biography, Marion Meade illuminates both the charm and the dark side of Dorothy Parker, exploring her days of wicked wittiness at the Algonquin Round Table with the likes of Robert Benchley, George Kaufman, and Harold Ross, and in Hollywood with S. J. Perelman, William Faulkner, and Lillian Hellman. At the dazzling center of it all, Meade gives us the flamboyant, self-destructive, and brilliant Dorothy Parker. This edition features a new afterword by Marion Meade.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Ladies of the Corridor

The Ladies of the Corridor

Author: Dorothy Parker

Publisher:

ISBN: 1258395452

Category:

Page: 136

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Drama Dorothy Parker and Arnaud d'Usseau Characters: 7 male, 9 female, 1 dog 5 Interior Sets Although THE LADIES OF THE CORRIDOR is not strictly a thesis play, its authors do have a point to make. It is that when widowhood comes to American middle-aged women, only those prepared for a career have any chance for happiness. They are mostly bitter, frustrated, bored, and driven to suicide, kleptomania or constant attendance at the movies. In particular, the dramatists are concerned with three of the women. One takes a younger lover and, despite her momentary happiness, proceeds to drive him from her by her nagging doubts of his fidelitv. Another becomes a solitary drinker, has a sordid affair with a bellhop and ends by jumping from a window. The third is a invalid who wrecks the life of her son by blackmailing him into serving her. The kleptomaniac, and the woman seeking refuge in the movies from her knowledge that her children don't want her, are less dramatic figures who add to the drab and hopeless picture of doomed widowhood. THE LADIES OF THE CORRIDOR is an episodic drama, a sort of "Grand Hotel" of widowhood. Opened at the Longacre with Edna Best, Betty Field. Frances Starr, and Vera Allen. "There are three brilliant and, I may sav. blood-curdling performances in the new play at the Longacre." N.Y. Herald Tribune.
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Alpine Giggle Week

Alpine Giggle Week

This edition features an introduction, notes, and annotations on notable figures by Parker biographer Marion Meade.

Author: Dorothy Parker

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698153776

Category: Humor

Page: 40

View: 357

A little known, rediscovered letter: an SOS from a woman trapped on a Swiss mountaintop in a TB colony with no idea how to escape—that woman being Dorothy Parker. “Kids, I have started one thousand (1,000) letters to you, but they all through no will of mine got to sounding so gloomy and I was afraid of boring the combined tripe out of you, so I never sent them.” Thus starts a little-known and until now unpublished letter by Dorothy Parker from a Swiss mountaintop. Parker wrote the letter in September 1930 to Viking publishers Harold Guinzburg and George Oppenheimer—she went to France to write a novel for them and wound up in a TB colony in Switzerland. Parker refers to the letter as a “novelette,” yet there is nothing fictional about it. More accurately, the biting composition reads like a gossipy diary entry, typed out on Parker’s beautiful new German typewriter. She namedrops notable figures like Ernest Hemingway and Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald while covering topics running from her various accidents and health problems to her opinions on dogs, literary critics and God. The writing is vintage Parker: uncensored, unedited, deliciously malicious, and certainly one of the most entertaining of her letters—or for that matter any letter—that you’ll ever read. This edition features an introduction, notes, and annotations on notable figures by Parker biographer Marion Meade.
Categories: Humor