Dorothy Parker

Dorothy Parker was an American poet, writer, critic, and satirist known for her sharp wit and wisecracks. She was born on August 22, 1893, and died on June 7, 1967. Parker rose to acclaim for her work for 'The New Yorker' and as a founding member of the Algonquin Round Table, a group of New York City writers, critics, actors, and wits. Her notable works include 'Enough Rope', a collection of poetry, and her short stories such as 'Big Blonde', which earned her the O. Henry Award. Parker's writing often dealt with the complexities of the human condition and the challenges faced by women in the early 20th century.


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  1. 1. Complete Stories

    "Complete Stories" is a collection of short stories that explore the human condition, particularly focusing on the experiences of women in the early 20th century. The tales, often laced with wit and sarcasm, delve into themes of love, loss, and the complexities of relationships. The author's unique narrative style is characterized by sharp dialogue, vivid descriptions, and poignant character portrayals, making this compilation a testament to her literary prowess.

  2. 2. The Portable Dorothy Parker

    This anthology is a comprehensive collection of the sharp-witted and poignant works of a celebrated American writer, known for her acerbic wit and keen observations of 20th-century urban life. It includes an array of her short stories, poems, essays, and reviews, showcasing her talents across different literary forms. The volume captures the essence of the author's incisive commentary on topics ranging from love and relationships to social issues, all delivered with her distinctive blend of humor and melancholy. Her writing remains a testament to her status as a formidable figure in American literature and a chronicler of the complexities of the human experience.