2016年8月22日 星期一

Dorothy Parker ( 1893 –1967);Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell is This?

1987 biography by Marion Meade, "Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This?".
Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell is This?

Marion Meade
Penguin, 1987 - Biography & Autobiography - 459 pages

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.
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If, with the literate, I am
Impelled to try an epigram,
I never seek to take the credit;
We all assume that Oscar said it.



"Resumé" by Dorothy Parker
Razors pain you; 
Rivers are damp;
Acids stain you;
And drugs cause cramp.
Guns aren’t lawful;
Nooses give;
Gas smells awful;
You might as well live.
待更正
“恢復”的多蘿西帕克
剃須刀痛你;
河流是潮濕的;
酸染色你;
而藥物引起抽筋。
槍是不合法;
套索放棄;
煤氣味道很難聞;
你還不如住。

The New York Review of Books
Happy birthday to Dorothy Parker



What are we to make today of this famous woman who, beginning almost a century ago, has fascinated generations with her wit, flair, talent, and near genius for self-destruction?
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“There’s a hell of a distance between wisecracking and wit.” —Dorothy Parker


The American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist was born on this day in 1893.
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Dorothy Parker (August 22, 1893 – June 7, 1967) was an American poet, short story writer, critic, and satirist, best known for her wit, wisecracks and eye for 20th-century urban foibles.


From a conflicted and unhappy childhood, Parker rose to acclaim, both for her literary output in publications such as The New Yorker and as a founding member of the Algonquin Round Table. Following the breakup of the circle, Parker traveled to Hollywood to pursuescreenwriting. Her successes there, including two Academy Award nominations, were curtailed when her involvement in left-wing politics led to a place on the Hollywood blacklist.


Dismissive of her own talents, she deplored her reputation as a "wisecracker." Nevertheless, her literary output and reputation for sharp wit have endured.




Contents
1Early life and education
2Algonquin Round Table years
3Hollywood
4Later life and death
5Posthumous honors
6In popular culture
7See also
8References
9Further reading
10External links





Prince features a song entitled "The Ballad of Dorothy Parker", on his 1987 album Sign o' the Times.[79]







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