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, poet and critic 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." Neverth
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The Portable Dorothy Parker

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4.34 avg rating — 11,215 ratings — published 1944 — 13 editions
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Complete Stories

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4.16 avg rating — 2,451 ratings — published 1924 — 23 editions
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The Poetry and Short Storie...

4.49 avg rating — 1,299 ratings — published 1994
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The Complete Poems of Dorot...

4.38 avg rating — 1,634 ratings — published 1944 — 10 editions
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The Collected Dorothy Parker

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4.29 avg rating — 1,311 ratings — published 1944 — 4 editions
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The Custard Heart

3.73 avg rating — 696 ratings — published 2018 — 2 editions
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Dorothy Parker: Selected St...

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4.22 avg rating — 532 ratings — published 1995 — 3 editions
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Enough Rope

4.35 avg rating — 461 ratings — published 1926 — 3 editions
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Not Much Fun: The Lost Poem...

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Big Blonde and Other Stories

4.09 avg rating — 393 ratings — published 1929 — 6 editions
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More books by 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

Résumé
Razors pain you,
Rivers are damp,
Acids stain you,
And drugs cause cramp.
Guns aren't lawful,
Nooses give,
Gas smells awful.
You might as well live.”
Dorothy Parker, Enough Rope

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March 2019 Short Story/Novella Poll

Chess Story by Stefan Zweig, 104 pages, 1941
 
  88 votes, 26.7%

The Overcoat by Nikolai Gogol, 48 pages, 1842
 
  77 votes, 23.3%

The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran, 96 pages, 1923
 
  52 votes, 15.8%

After Twenty Years by O. Henry, 20 pages, 1906.
 
  46 votes, 13.9%

Big Blonde and Other Stories by Dorothy Parker, Title Story Only, 18 pages, 1929
 
  39 votes, 11.8%

Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo, 128 pages, 1955
 
  28 votes, 8.5%

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