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.

Dorothy Parker

Author: Marion Meade
Publisher: Villard
ISBN: UOM:39015035327934
Release Date: 1988
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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

Dorothy Parker

Author: Marion Meade
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 0140116168
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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

Farewell Dorothy Parker

Author: Ellen Meister
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780425264713
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Fiction

Wielding considerable influence as a Hollywood critic in spite of insecurity and social anxiety in her private life, Violet Epps is approached by the ghost of Dorothy Parker, who in exchange for help with moving to the afterlife offers advice on how Violet can find the courage to speak out.

Under the Table

Author: Kevin C. Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781493002047
Release Date: 2013-11-05
Genre: Cooking

"I love a martini— But two at the most. Three, I’m under the table; Four, I’m under the host." Raise a glass to Dorothy Parker’s wit and wisdom. Kevin C. Fitzpatrick, founder and president of the Dorothy Parker Society, gives us an intoxicating new look at the doyenne of the ripping riposte through the lens she most preferred: the bottom of a glass. A bar book for Parker enthusiasts and literary tipplers alike, Under the Table offers a unique take on Mrs. Parker, the Algonquin Round Table, and the Jazz Age by celebrating the cocktails that she, her bitter friends, and sweetest enemies enjoyed. Each entry of this delicious compendium offers a fascinating and lively history of a period cocktail, a complete recipe, and the characters associated with it. The book also features a special selection of twenty first–century speakeasy-style recipes from the country’s top mixologists. Topping it off are excerpts from Parker’s poems, stories, and other writings that will allow you to enjoy her world from the speakeasies of New York City to the watering holes of Hollywood.

The Best of Dorothy Parker

Author: Dorothy Parker
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN: 0715630245
Release Date: 2000
Genre:

Dorothy Parker was a short story writer, poet, playwright, screenwriter and above all famed wit. This compilation brings together the finest of her poems, stories and sketches.

A Journey Into Dorothy Parker s New York

Author: Kevin C Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Roaring Forties Press
ISBN: 9781938901096
Release Date: 2013-04-01
Genre: Travel

Taking the reader through the New York that inspired, and was in turn inspired by, the formidable Mrs. Parker, the new edition of this guide includes never-before-seen archival photographs to illustrate Dorothy Parker’s development as a writer, a wit, and a public persona. The book uncovers her favorite bars and salons as well as her homes and offices, most of which are still intact. 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 1930s.

The House At Pooh Corner Deluxe Edition

Author: A. A. Milne
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101158948
Release Date: 2009-09-03
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

This deluxe edition of The House At Pooh Corner is the perfect way to celebrate the enduring popularity of A. A. Milne's classic work and a stunning companion to the Winnie-the-Pooh 80th Anniversary Edition. The interior features the unabridged text and Ernest H. Shepard's charming illustrations in full color on cream-colored stock. It is an impressive package for new fans and collectors both. Three cheers for Pooh!

Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin

Author: Marion Meade
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
ISBN: 9780385533010
Release Date: 2009-08-11
Genre: Literary Criticism

In her exuberant new work, BOBBED HAIR AND BATHTUB GIN, Marion Meade presents a portrait of four extraordinary writers--Dorothy Parker, Zelda Fitzgerald, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Edna Ferber--whose loves, lives, and literary endeavors embodied the spirit of the 1920s. Capturing the jazz rhythms and desperate gaiety that defined the era, Meade gives us Parker, Fitzgerald, Millay, and Ferber, traces the intersections of their lives, and describes the men (F. Scott Fitzgerald, Edmund Wilson, Harold Ross, and Robert Benchley) who influenced them, loved them, and sometimes betrayed them. Here are the social and literary triumphs (Parker's Round Table witticisms appeared almost daily in the newspapers and Ferber and Millay won Pulitzer Prizes) and inevitably the penances each paid: crumbled love affairs, abortions, depression, lost beauty, nervous breakdowns, and finally, overdoses and even madness. These literary heroines did what they wanted, said what they thought, living wholly in the moment. They kicked open the door for twentieth-century women writers and set a new model for every woman trying to juggle the serious issues of economic independence, political power, and sexual freedom. Meade recreates the excitement, romance, and promise of the 1920s, a decade celebrated for cultural innovation--the birth of jazz, the beginning of modernism--and social and sexual liberation, bringing to light, as well, the anxiety and despair that lurked beneath the nonstop partying and outrageous behavior. A vibrant mixture of literary scholarship, social history, and scandal, BOBBED HAIR AND BATHTUB GIN is a rich evocation of a period that will forever intrigue and captivate us. From the Hardcover edition.

Not Much Fun

Author: Dorothy Parker
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439143179
Release Date: 2009-10-20
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Updated with newly found material, this collection of the poet's earliest and most exuberant work includes three poems in addition to the original 120 included in the first edition, as well as an expanded introduction. Original.

Dorothy Parker Drank Here

Author: Ellen Meister
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698137837
Release Date: 2015-02-24
Genre: Fiction

The acid-tongued Dorothy Parker is back and haunting the halls of the Algonquin with her piercing wit, audacious voice, and unexpectedly tender wisdom. Heavenly peace? No, thank you. Dorothy Parker would rather wander the famous halls of the Algonquin Hotel, drink in hand, searching for someone, anyone, who will keep her company on this side of eternity. After forty years she thinks she’s found the perfect candidate in Ted Shriver, a brilliant literary voice of the 1970s, silenced early in a promising career by a devastating plagiarism scandal. Now a prickly recluse, he hides away in the old hotel slowly dying of cancer, which he refuses to treat. If she can just convince him to sign the infamous guestbook of Percy Coates, Dorothy Parker might be able to persuade the jaded writer to spurn the white light with her. Ted, however, might be the only person living or dead who’s more stubborn than Parker, and he rejects her proposal outright. When a young, ambitious TV producer, Norah Wolfe, enters the hotel in search of Ted Shriver, Parker sees another opportunity to get what she wants. Instead, she and Norah manage to uncover such startling secrets about Ted’s past that the future changes for all of them.

Complete Poems

Author: Dorothy Parker
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 0143106082
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Poetry

Offers the only complete collection of the author's poems available, showcasing the dry quips and piercingly introspective verse of a writer whose legend continues to fascinate, in a book with an introduction by the author's noted biographer. Original.