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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The Portable Dorothy Parker

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4.34 avg rating — 10,831 ratings — published 1944 — 25 editions
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Complete Stories

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4.17 avg rating — 2,286 ratings — published 1924 — 15 editions
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The Poetry and Short Storie...

4.49 avg rating — 1,251 ratings — published 1994
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The Complete Poems of Dorot...

4.38 avg rating — 1,386 ratings — published 1944 — 3 editions
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The Collected Dorothy Parker

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4.31 avg rating — 1,179 ratings — published 1944 — 4 editions
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Not Much Fun: The Lost Poem...

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Enough Rope

4.37 avg rating — 419 ratings — published 1926 — 3 editions
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Parker: Selected Stories

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4.32 avg rating — 377 ratings — published 1995 — 3 editions
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Big Blonde and Other Stories

4.12 avg rating — 363 ratings — published 1929 — 6 editions
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The Custard Heart

3.73 avg rating — 357 ratings — published 2018
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“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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