Who is Dorothy Parker

Dorothy Parker (née Rothschild; August 22, 1893 – June 7, 1967) was an American poet, writer, critic, and satirist based in New York; she was 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 works published in such magazines 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 pursue screenwriting. Her successes there, including two Academy Award nominations, were curtailed when her involvement in left-wing politics resulted in her being placed on the Hollywood blacklist.

Dismissive of her own talents, she deplored her reputation as a "wisecracker". Neverthe...
Read Full Biography


Dorothy Parker Poems

  • D.g. Rossetti
    Dante Gabriel Rossetti
    Buried all of his libretti,
    Thought the matter over - then
    Went and dug them up again....
  • The Passionate Freudian To His Love
    Only name the day, and we'll fly away
    In the face of old traditions,
    To a sheltered spot, by the world forgot,
    Where we'll park our inhibitions. ...
  • Parties: A Hymn Of Hate
    I hate Parties;
    They bring out the worst in me.
    There is the Novelty Affair,
    Given by the woman ...
  • The Dark Girl's Rhyme
    Who was there had seen us
    Wouldn't bid him run?
    Heavy lay between us
    All our sires had done. ...
  • The Lady's Reward
    Lady, lady, never start
    Conversation toward your heart;
    Keep your pretty words serene;
    Never murmur what you mean. ...
Read All Poems


Top 10 most used topics by Dorothy Parker

Heart 76 Love 68 I Love You 68 Never 57 Away 32 Young 28 Sweet 27 Night 27 Dear 26 Lady 22


Dorothy Parker Quotes

Read All Quotes


Comments about Dorothy Parker

  • Pauldbrazill: sweet freedom: short story wednesday: stories from dorothy parker...
  • Vbspurs: dorothy parker would be proud of me. you. us. me.
  • Chaloportu: if you want to know what god thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to. dorothy parker
  • Scottmonty: “the cure for boredom is curiosity. there is no cure for curiosity.” — dorothy parker always be curious.
  • Girlsreallyrule: "if you want to know what god thinks about money, just look at the people he gave it to." - dorothy parker
Read All Comments

Write your comment about Dorothy Parker


bryleigh: are you a poem maker?
sharon harville: my favorite quote of hers was 'So go my love, your newer way. I will not be left in sorrow. As long as I have yesterday, Go take your damned tomorrows.

Poem of the day

Samuel Taylor Coleridge Poem
Love
 by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

All thoughts, all passions, all delights,
Whatever stirs this mortal frame,
Are all but ministers of Love,
And feed his sacred flame.

Oft in my waking dreams do I
Live o'er again that happy hour,
When midway on the mount I lay
...

Read complete poem

Popular Poets