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Dorothy Parker in her own words

Author: Dorothy Parker; Barry Day
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Taylor Trade Pub., 2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st Taylor Trade Publishing edView all editions and formats
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"Despite her prolific output, ageless writer and wit Dorothy Parker (1893-1967) never penned an autobiography (although if she had, she said it would have been titled Mongrel). Combing through her stories, poems, articles, reviews, correspondence, and even her rare journalism and song lyrics, editor Barry Day has selected and arranged passages that describe her life and its preoccupations - urban living, the theater  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Parker, Dorothy, 1893-1967.
Dorothy Parker in her own words.
Lanham, Md. : Taylor Trade Pub., 2004
(OCoLC)607278024
Named Person: Dorothy Parker; Dorothy Parker
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dorothy Parker; Barry Day
ISBN: 1589790715 9781589790711
OCLC Number: 53356544
Description: xv, 203 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: "A little Jewish girl trying to be cute" --
"Brevity is the soul of lingerie" --
Inconstant reviewer --
Queen Dorothy and the round table --
Hi-ho-hum society --
The New Yorker and its "Constant reader" --
The sexes --
Dogs: a digression --
Writer at work --
"Hooray for Hollywood!" --
"You might as well live": drink, suicide, and other forms of death and destruction --
Songs and plays: an intermission --
"Rose-colored bifocals": Parker and politics --
"Did Ernest really like me?" --
Coda: the lady of the corridor --
Envoi: "As Dorothy Parker once said ..."
Other Titles: Dorothy Parker
Responsibility: edited by Barry Day.
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Combining through Parker's stories, poems, articles, reviews, correspondence, and even her rare journalism and song lyrics, editor Barry Day has selected and arranged passages that describe her life  Read more...

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