Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This? by Marion MeadeShe was known for outrageous one-liners, her ruthless theater criticism, her clever verses and bittersweet stories, but there was another side to Dorothy Parker - a private life set on a course of destruction. She suffered through two divorces, a string of painful affairs, a lifelong problem with alcohol, and several suicide attempts.
In this lively, absorbing biography, Marion Meade illuminates both the dark side of Parker and 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.
What Fresh Hell Can This Be?
Dorothy Parker August 22 , — June 7 , was an American writer, poet, and critic. A fixture of s literary society known for her acerbic wit and low opinion of romantic relationships, she became a member of the famous Algonquin Round Table. Misattributed [ edit ] Note: A great many misquotations are attributed to Mrs. Please try to verify the provenance of any quotations you believe should be ascribed to her. Parker herself wrote about the perils of misquotation in "A Pig's Eye Look At Literature" If you want to know what the Lord God thinks of money, just look at those to whom he gives it. Man and the Gospel by Thomas Guthrie "and you may know how little God thinks of money by observing on what bad and contemptible characters he often bestows it. Said to have been written in the guest-book of Hearst Castle , referring to the room occupied by Hearst 's mistress, Marion Davies.
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