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Parker, Dorothy 1893-1967

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The collected stories of Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker( Book )

119 editions published between 1926 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 5,876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most quotable of twentieth-century authors, Dorothy Parker has attained a wide-ranging and enthusiastic following. This revised and enlarged edition, with an introduction by Brendan Gill, comprises the original 1944 Portable, as selected and arranged by Dorothy Parker herself and including all her most celebrated poems and stories, along with a selection of her later stories, play reviews, articles, book reviews from Esquire, and the complete Constant Reader, her collected New Yorker book reviews. - Back cover
A star is born by George Cukor( Visual )

66 editions published between 1937 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norman Main, a drunk and failing Hollywood star, unexpectedly meets Ester Boldgett, a farm girl loking to become a showgirl. They fall in love and marry. Her career skyrockets, while his continues to fade with tragic results
Here lies : the collected stories by Dorothy Parker( Book )

44 editions published between 1939 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constant Reader by Dorothy Parker( Book )

12 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected poems: Not so deep as a well by Dorothy Parker( Book )

21 editions published between 1931 and 1942 in English and Undetermined and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not much fun : the lost poems of Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dorothy Parker wrote more than three hundred poems and verses for a variety of popular magazines and newspapers during the early years of her literary career. She collected most of these pieces in three volumes of poetry, Enough Rope, Sunset Gun and Death and Taxes. It is the remaining poems and verses, the ones that she failed to collect and whose very existence has been unknown to most of the general public for more than half a century, that comprise this volume. Eclectic and exuberant, the 122 forgotten poems and verses display the raw talent and dexterity of America's most renowned cynic. Some are topical, providing gimlet-eyed commentary on urban life from the First World War through the mid-twenties. With incomparable wit, Parker dissects contemporary fads and, in the raucous "Hate Verses," gleefully maligns most facets of humanity and popular culture, from husbands and wives to bohemians, slackers, summer resorts and movies. Some of the pieces are rare examples of Parker's experimentation with structured poetic forms. Others are more personal, celebrating her love of animals or scrutinizing the perils of passion. Notoriously - and irrationally - critical of her own work, Parker chose not to include this poetry in her previous collections. Nonetheless, many of the lost poems compare with her best, and nearly all display the distinctive wit, irony and precision that continue to attract succeeding generations of readers. In an authoritative and immensely entertaining introduction, Stuart Y. Silverstein recounts Parker's celebrated career
After such pleasures by Dorothy Parker( Book )

35 editions published between 1932 and 1949 in 4 languages and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enough rope : poems by Dorothy Parker( Book )

29 editions published between 1926 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parker's first book of light, witty, and sometimes cynical verse was a best-seller when it appeared in 1926
The portable Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker( Book )

45 editions published between 1944 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second revision in sixty years, this sublime collection ranges over the verse, stories, essays, and journalism of one of the twentieth century's most quotable authors. There are some stories new to the Portable, "Such a Pretty Little Picture," along with a selection of articles written for such disparate publications as Vogue, McCall's, House and Garden, and New Masses. At the heart of her serious work lies her political writings? racial, labor, international? and so "Soldiers of the Republic" is joined by reprints of "Not Enough" and "Sophisticated Poetry? And the Hell With It," both of which first appeared in New Masses. "A Dorothy Parker Sampler" blends the sublime and the silly with the terrifying, a sort of tasting menu of verse, stories, essays, political journalism, a speech on writing, plus a catchy off-the-cuff rhyme she never thought to write down. "Self-Portrait" reprints an interview she did in 1956 with the Paris Review, part of a famed ongoing series of conversations ("Writers at Work") that the literary journal conducted with the best of twentieth-century writers. What makes the interviews so interesting is that they were permitted to edit their transcripts before publication, resulting in miniature autobiographies. "Letters: 1905-1962," which might be subtitled "Mrs. Parker Completely Uncensored," presents correspondence written over the period of a half century, beginning in 1905 when twelve-year-old Dottie wrote her father during a summer vacation on Long Island, and concluding with a 1962 missive from Hollywood describing her fondness for Marilyn Monroe
Complete poems by Dorothy Parker( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects the complete verse of the witty and multi-talented American writer
Death and taxes by Dorothy Parker( Book )

20 editions published between 1931 and 1939 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sunset gun; poems by Dorothy Parker( Book )

24 editions published between 1928 and 1941 in English and Undetermined and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ladies of the corridor by Dorothy Parker( Book )

19 editions published between 1953 and 2008 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loosely based on Parker's life, this is a searing drama about women living on their own in a New York residence hotel. With husbands dead and children, if any, too busy for aging parents, the ladies are empty-nesters struggling with lives that have lost their centers
The poetry and short stories of Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetry and short stories by American author Dorothy Parker, who got her start as a caption writer for Vogue and was instrumental in forming the character of the New Yorker magazine at its founding in 1925
Candide : a comic operetta based on Voltaire's satire by Leonard Bernstein( Book )

7 editions published between 1957 and 1970 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bucks County Playhouse, under the direction of Michael Ellis, 1958 season, Lester Osterman and Hillard Elkins present Martyn Green, Robert Rounseville, Irra Petina, in "Candide," a concert version of a musical based on Voltaire, intoducing Mary Costa, also starring Lee Bergere, music by Leonard Bernstein, book by Lillian Hellman, lyrics by Richard Wilbur, other lyrics by John Latouche and Dorothy Parker, concet adaptation by Mike Stewart, musical direction by Samuel Krachmalnick, entire production directed by David Alexander, production design and lighting by W. Broderick Hackett and David Hale Hand
Dorothy Parker by Dorothy Parker( Book )

23 editions published between 1944 and 1979 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of poems and stories
Dorothy Parker by Arthur F Kinney( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in Undetermined and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of Dorothy Parker
A gendered collision : sentimentalism and modernism in Dorothy Parker's poetry and fiction by Rhonda S Pettit( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In A Gendered Collision, Rhonda Pettit challenges the assumption that Parker is a humorist or marginal modernist at best, a sentimentalist at worst. To do this, she examines Parker's career in light of feminist scholarship that has forced a reevaluation of the American canon in general, and of modernism in particular. As documented in her poetry and fiction, Parker's modernism moves beyond a narrow set of aesthetic principles; it carries the remnants from a collision of competing values, those of nineteenth-century sentimentalism, and twentieth-century decadence and modernism. Her works display the intense dynamic in which early twentieth-century literature and art were created."--Jacket
Big Blonde by Ellen Violett( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vivacious model marries and settles down, only to find that her husband wants out something else
Dorothy Parker in her own words by Dorothy Parker( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Despite her prolific output, ageless writer and wit Dorothy Parker (1893-1967) never penned an autobiography (although if she had, she said it would have been titled Mongrel). Combing through her stories, poems, articles, reviews, correspondence, and even her rare journalism and song lyrics, editor Barry Day has selected and arranged passages that describe her life and its preoccupations - urban living, the theater and the cinema, the battle of the sexes, and death by dissipation."--Jacket
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The collected stories of Dorothy Parker
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Constant Reader.

Constant Reader 1893-1967

Dorotė Parker

Dorothy Parker Amerikaans auteur

Dorothy Parker amerykańska pisarka i poetka

Dorothy Parker écrivaine américaine

Dorothy Parker scrittrice, poetessa e giornalista statunitense

Dorothy Parker US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Parker, Dorothy

Parker, Dorothy 1893-1967

Parker, Dorothy Rothschild.

Parker, Dorothy Rothschild 1892-1967

Parker, Dorothy Rothschild 1893-1967

Parker, Doroti 1893-1967

Pārkere, Doroteja 1893-1967

Rothschild, Dorothy 1893-1967

Ντόροθι Πάρκερ

Дороти Паркер

Дороти Паркър

Паркер, Дороти 1893-1967

Паркер, Дороти американская писательница и поэтесса

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פארקר, דורותי 1893־1967

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파커, 도로시 1893-1967




Not much fun : the lost poems of Dorothy ParkerThe portable Dorothy ParkerComplete poemsThe ladies of the corridorThe poetry and short stories of Dorothy ParkerA gendered collision : sentimentalism and modernism in Dorothy Parker's poetry and fictionDorothy Parker in her own words