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The Books: Twenty-Eight Artists and Two Saints, ‘After the Laughs’, by Joan Acocella

On the essays shelf: Twenty-eight Artists and Two Saints: Essays by Joan Acocella. Known for her wit, one-liners, and caustic attitude, Dorothy Parker is one of those rare writers who didn’t write all that much during her lifetime (her last … Continue reading

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The Books: “The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry” – Dorothy Parker

Daily Book Excerpt: Poetry The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry, Volume 1: Modern Poetry, edited by Jahan Ramazani, Richard Ellmann, and Robert O’Clair Dorothy Parker was famous for her wit, sharp tongue, and incisive (sometimes brutal) opinions. After … Continue reading

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“the exquisite footsteps”

I am following in the exquisite footsteps of Miss Edna St. Vincent Millay, unhappily in my own horrible sneakers. — Dorothy Parker

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Happy birthday to Dorothy Parker

Interior Her mind lives in a quiet room, A narrow room, and tall, With pretty lamps to quench the gloom And mottoes on the wall. There all the things are waxen neat, And set in decorous lines, And there are … Continue reading

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