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ISBN: 8477651760
Author: Meade Mario
Language: Spanish
Publisher: CIRCE EDICIONES (2013)
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Marion Meade is the author of Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This? and Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin: Writers . When I bought this book I had, to be honest, no idea what I was getting into; what I knew of Dorothy Parker were a few witticisms and one poem (the famous "Résumé").

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. Milne's House at Pooh Corner in four words.

Marion Meade is the author of Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This? andBobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin: Writers Running Wild in the Twenties

Marion Meade is the author of Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This? andBobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin: Writers Running Wild in the Twenties.

Marion Meade's engrossing and comprehensive biography of one of the twentieth century's most captivating . At the dazzling center of it all, Meade gives us the flamboyant, self-destructive, and brilliant Dorothy Parker.

At the dazzling center of it all, Meade gives us the flamboyant, self-destructive, and brilliant Dorothy Parker

Perelman, William Faulkner, and Lillian Hellman.

Dorothy Parker (1893-1967) is a literary legend famed for her poetry, short stories, criticism, screenplays, and dramas. She was a founding writer of the New Yorker and also wrote for Vogue, Vanity Fair, and Esquire. A key member of the New York literary circle, the Algonquin Round Table, she was widely known as the wittiest woman in America. Not so well known are her political beliefs: she helped unionize Hollywood screenwriters, joined the Communist Party, and worked on behalf of various left-wing causes. In the 1950s, she was blacklisted in Hollywood.

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. The last days of. Dorothy parker.

About Dorothy Parker. Marion Meade’s engrossing and comprehensive biography of one of the twentieth century’s most captivating women. At the dazzling center of it all, Meade gives us the flamboyant, self-destructive, and brilliant Dorothy Parker

So detailed is Meade’s book that this, one imagines, is the last time a. .

So detailed is Meade’s book that this, one imagines, is the last time a biographer will need to explain why so talented a writer could at the same time be so nasty a human being. Perelman, William Faulkner, and Lilian Hellman.

Marion Meade illuminates both the dark side of Parker and her days of wicked wit at the Algonquin Round Table and in Hollywood. Attn: Author/Narrator If you have any queries please contact me at info19782 @ gmail. I will reply as soon as possible, usually within 24 hours.

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furious ox
I was obsessed with Dorothy Parker in high school. I read her caustic quotes over and over. I devoured her poetry. I begged to do a presentation on her in English class (I was assigned William Carlos Williams, and I thought to myself that the girl who got Parker did NOT do her justice). When I finally got my hands on a copy of What Fresh Hell Is This? I was ecstatic. I finally got to learn more about this awesome person!

What I found out, though, was that Dorothy Parker was not as awesome as some of her quotes. In fact, she was kind of terrible.

Don’t believe me? Read What Fresh Hell Is This? Marion Meade’s detailed biography tells the story of a woman who ridiculed her husband when he showed up to her Algonquin Round Table luncheons, claimed men were useless while still drawing all her self-worth from her relationships, always had to be the center of attention, and derided homosexuals even though she was friends with many.

But there’s more to Dorothy Parker than that. She also lost her mother at a very young age and believed for years that she ill-wished her stepmother to death. She was one of the first women to write for Vanity Fair and was instrumental in establishing the tone of The New Yorker. She was a passionate champion of racial equality and left most of her estate to Martin Luther King, Jr. upon her death.

Meade’s biography is a meaty book, but it does a good job of establishing who Parker was both as a writer and a person. I don’t always enjoy reading biographies, since they tend to be very heavy on detail and academic in tone, but Meade’s writing was always as peppery as her topic. I did find that the book dragged in sections, but when you’re writing about someone’s whole life, I suppose that can happen. I recommend this book to anyone who thinks they know anything about Dorothy Parker. Whether they’re surprised or not, I think they’ll enjoy it.
Pameala
This is a beautifully written book and I've highlighted more passages than usual. The book mines Parker's life soup to nuts; the chapters are chronological and cover several years at a time. Hard to imagine a more thorough look at this amazing woman. But I give it four stars simply because for me the middle feels weighty and overwrought----how many times does one need to read about fantastical NYC parties and Mrs. Parker's boozy binges that stem from her poor self-esteem? Yet, in this way, I felt that the author has given insight into what it meant to be Dorothy Parker----a life of high society, intense and complex friendships, passionate and volatile love, difficult and inspired sessions of creativity, loneliness, and non-stop revelry that wasn't always that fun.

All that said, the author thoroughly records the origins and circumstances that bred her pitch-perfect wisecracks. Always, they came from within without a moment's notice, her sharp mind ever at work even when altered by drink or depression. This book doesn't settle for what made her popular and well known, it explores her poetry, reviews, short stories, novels, movie scripts, and even her personal notes and telegrams. Her writing and wit survive her era, still fresh and apt. It’s hard to overstate her popularity and influence in her time, and a little puzzling as to why she hasn’t continued to attract a wider audience. Had it been around in her day she surely would have won a MacArthur's Genius Grant and while she might have accepted it, in need of cash, she certainly would have disparaged their selection----a la Groucho’s “I can’t join a country club that would have me for a member”----and then found a way to mock the whole institution just to underline her unworthiness. Such was Dorothy Parker: in desperate need of love and attention, genius enough to have earned it, but doubting intentions when it was acknowledged.

Still, do not be turned away from reading this powerful book---even if you have to take a rest at the hard parts---she occupied a part of American literary history that no one has since filled. If you are unsure, start with her obituary in the New York Times, which appeared on page one and continued on an entire inside page---a distinction reserved for few. http://www.dorothyparker.com/nytobit.html

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