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...
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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. ...
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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


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  • Crashtranwallop: 80% of my humour boils down to the numbers 69, 420, and me doing it with your mum, i am a modern day dorothy parker
  • Lordpdbwimsey90: wb 61; ch. 5 (2/2) ...anything to do with it." mr. parker groaned. "will you at least take bunter?" he said. "in deference to your feelings," replied lord peter, "i will take bunter though he could be far more usefully employed...overhauling my wardrobe." - dorothy l. sayers
  • Assume_not: "...and i am marie of rumania." – dorothy parker
  • Heerjeet: dorothy parker was 4'11", keats was 5'1''. what i'm saying is that you would never form a basketball team made up of poets. (the one exception is charles olson, a towering 6'8".)
  • Mikelovessf: “there's a hell of a distance between wise-cracking and wit. wit has truth in it; wise-cracking is simply calisthenics with words." [interview, the paris review, summer 1956]” ― dorothy parker
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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.

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