Dorothy Parker





Dorothy Parker


Born
in Long Branch, New Jersey, The United States
August 22, 1893

Died
June 07, 1967

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Dorothy Parker was an American writer and poet best known for her caustic wit, wisecracks, and sharp eye for 20th century urban foibles. From a conflicted and unhappy childhood, Parker rose to acclaim, both for her literary output in such venues as The New Yorker and as a founding member of the Algonquin Round Table. Following the breakup of the circle, Parker traveled to Hollywood to pursue screenwriting. Her successes there, including two Academy Award nominations, were curtailed as her involvement in left-wing politics led to a place on the Hollywood blacklist.
Dismissive of her own talents, she deplored her reputation as a "wisecracker." Nevertheless, h
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Average rating: 4.13 · 25,886 ratings · 1,847 reviews · 117 distinct works · Similar authors
The Portable Dorothy Parker

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4.35 avg rating — 9,021 ratings — published 1944 — 21 editions
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Complete Stories

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4.19 avg rating — 1,842 ratings — published 1924 — 14 editions
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The Poetry and Short Storie...

4.50 avg rating — 1,121 ratings — published 1994
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The Complete Poems of Dorot...

4.39 avg rating — 1,179 ratings — published 1944 — 3 editions
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The Collected Dorothy Parker

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4.35 avg rating — 952 ratings — published 1944 — 4 editions
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Not Much Fun: The Lost Poem...

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Enough Rope

4.40 avg rating — 357 ratings — published 1926 — 2 editions
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Big Blonde and Other Stories

4.15 avg rating — 299 ratings — published 1929 — 4 editions
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Parker: Selected Stories

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4.40 avg rating — 257 ratings — published 1995 — 2 editions
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Here Lies: The Collected St...

4.23 avg rating — 163 ratings — published 1939 — 4 editions
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“Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the bone.”
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