Dorothy Parker





Dorothy Parker

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

died
June 07, 1967

gender
female

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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...more


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The Portable Dorothy Parker
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4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 7,436 ratings — published 1944 — 20 editions
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Complete Stories
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 1,193 ratings — published 1924 — 12 editions
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The Poetry and Short Storie...
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 956 ratings — published 1994
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The Complete Poems of Dorot...
4.4 of 5 stars 4.40 avg rating — 951 ratings — published 1944 — 3 editions
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The Collected Dorothy Parker
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4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 678 ratings — published 1944 — 3 editions
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Not Much Fun: The Lost Poem...
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 358 ratings — published 1996 — 5 editions
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Enough Rope
4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 291 ratings — published 1926 — 2 editions
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Parker: Selected Stories
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4.37 of 5 stars 4.37 avg rating — 227 ratings — published 1995
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Big Blonde and Other Storie...
4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 225 ratings — published 1929 — 4 editions
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Here Lies: The Collected St...
4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 142 ratings — published 1939 — 3 editions
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“The cure for boredom is curiosity.
There is no cure for curiosity.”
Dorothy Parker

“Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the bone.”
Dorothy Parker

“If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.”
Dorothy Parker

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