Dorothy Parker

Author: Marion Meade
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101462191
Release Date: 1989-03-03
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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.

Verse Voice and Vision

Author: Marlisa Santos
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810892101
Release Date: 2013-09-26
Genre: Performing Arts

This collection of essays explore the relationship between one of the world’s oldest art forms—poetry—and one of the world’s newest art forms—film. These essays include analyses of biopics of poets, films inspired by particular poems, cinematic representations of poets or poetic studies and the avant-garde phenomenon of the “poem-film.”

Hotel Florida

Author: Amanda Vaill
Publisher: Klett-Cotta
ISBN: 9783608108033
Release Date: 2015-05-23
Genre: History

Madrid 1936 – der Bürgerkrieg verwüstet die spanische Hauptstadt. Ernest Hemingway, Martha Gellhorn, Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, Arturo Barea und Ilsa Kulcsar – dicht am Abgrund begegnen sich drei Liebespaare und erleiden beispielhaft die Extreme des 20. Jahrhunderts. Es ist Krieg. In dieser angespannten Situation treffen sechs Menschen im Hotel Florida in Madrid aufeinander: Ernest Hemingway hofft, Material für ein neues Buch zu finden, und beginnt eine Affäre mit Martha Gellhorn. Die ehrgeizige Journalistin hungert nach Liebe und Erfahrung und hofft, beides mit Hemingway in Spanien zu finden. Die Idealisten Robert Capa und Gerda Taro fotografieren – anders als alle anderen. Sie erfinden den modernen Fotojournalismus und revolutionieren die Arbeit der Kriegsfotografen, der »bewaffneten Augenzeugen«. Arturo Barea und Ilsa Kulcsar telegrafieren die Wahrheit über diesen Stellvertreterkrieg zwischen Faschismus und Kommunismus in alle Welt. Sie alle schweben in höchster Gefahr, denn die Wahrheit stirbt in jedem Krieg zuerst ...

Writing Under the Influence

Author: Aubrey Malone
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9781476627878
Release Date: 2017-11-28
Genre: Literary Criticism

 Writers and alcohol have long been associated—for some, the association becomes unmanageable. Drawing on rare sources, this collection of brief biographies traces the lives of 13 well known literary drinkers, examining how their relationship with alcohol developed and how it affected their work, for better or worse. Focusing on examples like F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Charles Bukowski and Raymond Carver, the combined biographies present a study of the classic figure of the over-indulging author.

A Journey Into Dorothy Parker s New York Large Print 16pt

Author: Kevin C. Fitzpatrick
ISBN: 9781458785442
Release Date: 2010-07
Genre: Authors, American

Taking the reader through the New York that inspired, and was in turn inspired by, the formidable Mrs. Parker, this guide uses rarely seen archival photographs from her life to illustrate Dorothy Parker's development as a writer, a formidable wit, and a public persona. Her favorite bars and salons as well as her homes and offices, most of which are still intact, are uncovered. With the charting of her colorful career, including the decade she spent as a member of the Round Table, as well as her intense private life, readers will find themselves drawn into the lavish New York City of the 1920s and 30s.

The Last Days of Dorothy Parker

Author: Marion Meade
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101627211
Release Date: 2014-05-27
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Dorothy Parker biographer Marion Meade shares insight into the last days in the life of Dorothy Parker—the horrible and the hilarious—including her colorful friendship with Lillian Hellman, and the bizarre afterlife of Parker’s remains from a file cabinet on Wall Street to a small burial site by the NAACP office in Baltimore. The Volney was a dignified residence hotel, favored by older women and their dogs, on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Dorothy Parker died there, of a heart attack, on June 7, 1967. She was seventy-three and had been famous for almost half a century. As befitted a much-loved humorist, poet, and storywriter, the New York Times announced her exit in a front-page obituary. This was followed by a star-studded memorial service, also reported in the paper, which was attended by some 150 of her friends and admirers. More than twenty years later, on October 20, 1988, Parker was buried in Baltimore, in a memorial garden at the national headquarters of the NAACP. Why did it take more than two decades for Dorothy Parker to get a decent burial? What accounts for her macabre Edgar Allan Poe–style ending, arguably one of the most ghoulish in modern literary history? And just what happened to her during those twenty-one years? Dorothy Parker biographer Marion Meade draws from new research to portray Parker in her last years and last days, with an emphasis on her posthumous existence. The story also features Parker’s enduring friendship of over thirty years with playwright and screenwriter Lillian Hellman, along with other notable figures in Parker’s circle, including Dashiell Hammett and John O’Hara. Always riotous and occasionally ghastly, The Last Days is utterly and completely Dorothy Parker.

Rest in Pieces

Author: Bess Lovejoy
ISBN: 9783838752969
Release Date: 2014-03-13
Genre: History

Wie kommt der Kopf von Heinrich IV. auf einen Dachboden in Paris? Wer stahl Abraham Lincolns Körper? Und wie kamen die Matrosen darauf, Lord Nelsons Leiche nach der Schlacht von Trafalgar nicht etwa im Meer, sondern in einem Fass mit Brandy zu versenken - von dem sie während der Reise nach Hause tranken? Von Mozart bis Hitler, von Alexander dem Großen bis Charlie Chaplin, von Descartes bis Osama bin Laden: Dieses ungewöhnliche Buch verbindet die Lebens- und Wirkungsgeschichten berühmter Menschen mit den bizarren Schicksalen ihrer toten Körper zu skurrilen, wundersamen und höchst informativen Geschichten - die darüber hinaus ganz nebenbei zeigen, wie in verschiedenen Kulturen und zu unterschiedlichen Zeiten mit dem Tod umgegangen wurde.

Der blaue Hammer

Author: Ross Macdonald
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
ISBN: 9783257607697
Release Date: 2016-12-01
Genre: Fiction

Als dem kalifornischen Kupfermagnaten Jack Biemeyer und seiner Frau ein Gemälde gestohlen wird, wenden sie sich an niemand Geringeren als Lew Archer. Ein Bravourstück des Privatdetektivs: Lew Archer geht über dreißig Jahre in die Vergangenheit zurück, um seinen schwierigsten Fall zu lösen.

The Algonquin Round Table New York

Author: Kevin C. Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781493016730
Release Date: 2015-02-07
Genre: History

"That is the thing about New York," wrote Dorothy Parker in 1928. "It is always a little more than you had hoped for. Each day, there, is so definitely a new day." Now you can journey back there, in time, to a grand city teeming with hidden bars, luxurious movie palaces, and dazzling skyscrapers. In these places, Dorothy Parker and her cohorts in the Vicious Circle at the infamous Algonquin Round Table sharpened their wit, polished their writing, and captured the energy and elegance of the time. Robert Benchley, Parker’s best friend, became the first managing editor of Vanity Fair before Irving Berlin spotted him onstage in a Vicious Circle revue and helped launch his acting career. Edna Ferber, an occasional member of the group, wrote the Pulitzer-winning bestseller So Big as well as Show Boat and Cimarron. Jane Grant pressed her first husband, Harold Ross, into starting The New Yorker. Neysa McMein, reputedly “rode elephants in circus parades and dashed from her studio to follow passing fire engines.” Dorothy Parker wrote for Vanity Fair and Vogue before ascending the throne as queen of the Round Table, earning everlasting fame (but rather less fortune) for her award-winning short stories and unforgettable poems. Alexander Woollcott, the centerpiece of the group, worked as drama critic for the Times and the World, wrote profiles of his friends for The New Yorker, and lives on today as Sheridan Whiteside in The Man Who Came to Dinner. Explore their favorite salons and saloons, their homes and offices (most still standing), while learning about their colorful careers and private lives. Packed with archival photos, drawings, and other images--including never-before-published material--this illustrated historical guide includes current information on all locations. Use it to retrace the footsteps of the Algonquin Round Table, and you’ll discover that the golden age of Gotham still surrounds us.

The Sayings of Dorothy Parker

Author: Dorothy Parker
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN: IND:30000026038996
Release Date: 1992-01
Genre: Reference

This series collects together the best-known aphorisms, epigrams and reflections of a wide variety of figures from antiquity to our own age: humorists and novelists, poets and philosophers, politicians and playwrights.

I Found My Thrill on Parliament Hill

Author: Nicole Chénier-Cullen
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781440179402
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The Honourable Jack Sydney George just-call-me-Bud Cullen defied all odds when he was elected Sarnia's Member of Parliament during the head-spinning days of Trudeaumania. Candid and outspoken, Cullen was never one to shy away from controversy. Just as he spoke openly about the difficult issues surrounding his ministerial responsibilities, he never hid the fact that he and his chief of staff had fallen in love. This memoir, written after Cullen's death by his chief of staff who became his partner and wife of thirty years, is unusually poignant and revealing. Nicole Chénier-Cullen's discussions of the critical issues that the minister tackled, such as new immigration legislation, dealing with Quebec's first separatist government, and the tragedy of the Vietnamese refugees, uncover a behind-the-scenes perspective never before known. Her humorous, straightforward account of life in a minister's office is most refreshing. Her honest, thoughtful discourse on how the couple survived what could have been a scandalous relationship adds a revealing dimension to the story, as does her portrayal of Cullen's transition from politician to Federal Court judge. Finally, the author's heart-wrenching account of her husband's final years, and how the family coped with the ravages of Lewy Body, an Alzheimer's related disease, packs a real emotional punch.