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Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This?

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Book News Annotation:

A paper reprint of the fine biography first published by Random House in 1988. No coherent bibliography.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This edition features a new afterword by Marion Meade.

Synopsis:

Dorothy Parker was known as the wittiest woman in America during the 1920s and 1930s. In this lively, absorbing biography, Meade illuminates both the dark side of Parker and her days of wicked wittiness at the Alguonquin Round Table with the likes of William Faulkner. Photos.

About the Author

Marion Meade is the author of Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This? and Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin: Writers Running Wild in the Twenties. She has also written biographies of Woody Allen, Buster Keaton, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Victoria Woodhull, and Madame Blavatsky, as well as two novels about medieval France.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140116168
Author:
Meade, Marion
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Women authors, American
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Women and literature
Subject:
Parker, Dorothy
Subject:
Women authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Subject:
Women and literature -- United States.
Subject:
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
100
Publication Date:
19890331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16-page b/w photo insert on text stock
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
9.11x6.08x1.27 in. 1.33 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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This edition features a new afterword by Marion Meade.
"Synopsis" by , Dorothy Parker was known as the wittiest woman in America during the 1920s and 1930s. In this lively, absorbing biography, Meade illuminates both the dark side of Parker and her days of wicked wittiness at the Alguonquin Round Table with the likes of William Faulkner. Photos.

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