Dorothy Parker

Dorothy Parker

What Fresh Hell Is This?

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Penguin Putnam
Marion Meade's engrossing and comprehensive biography of one of the twentieth century's most captivating women

In this lively, absorbing biography, Marion Meade illuminates both the charm and the dark side of Dorothy Parker, exploring her days of wicked wittiness at the Algonquin Round Table with the likes of Robert Benchley, George Kaufman, and Harold Ross, and in Hollywood with S. J. Perelman, William Faulkner, and Lillian Hellman. At the dazzling center of it all, Meade gives us the flamboyant, self-destructive, and brilliant Dorothy Parker.

This edition features a new afterword by Marion Meade.

Baker & Taylor
Traces the life of the American journalist, screenwriter, and wit, describes her relationships with the other members of the Algonquin Round Table, and attempts to portray her complex personality

Book News
A paper reprint of the fine biography first published by Random House in 1988. No coherent bibliography. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Publisher: New York : Penguin, 1989, c1987
ISBN: 9780140116168
Branch Call Number: B PARKER
Characteristics: xix, 459, [16] p. of plates : ports. ; 23 cm


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Jan 30, 2021

I learned a lot about Parker that I didn't know. Very well written, and kept moving. I don't read a lot of biographies, but this was a good one, and suggested a lot more films and books to check out.


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