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A Week in Literary History

August 22nd, 2002

American wit, poet, and short story writer Dorothy Parker (Here Lies, 1936) is born Dorothy Rothschild in West End, N.J., 1893.

Dorothy Parker, b. August 22, 1893, d. 1967

parkerdorothy.jpgDorothy Parker’s bittersweet reflections on the mating game took up a lot of her creative energy, but she also wrote some immortal book and drama criticism. Of Katherine Hepburn in a stage play: “She ran the gamut of emotions from A to B.” Reviewing as Constant Reader, of A.A. Milne’s Pooh books: “Tonstant Weader Fwowed up.” Contrary to popular belief, and her expectation, she did not die young.

Suggested Reading Verse Enough Rope, 1926. Death and Taxes and Other Poems, 1931. Not So Deep As a Well, 1936. Collected Poetry, 1944. Short stories Laments for the Living, 1930. Here Lies, 1939. Collected Stories, 1942. Other Constant Reader, 1970. The Portable Dorothy Parker, 1973.

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