Dorothy Parkers Life was very interesting. Quite amazing and happy and sad.
Dorothy Parker Poem
'It costs me never a stab nor squirm
To tread by chance upon a worm.
'Aha, my little dear,' I say,
'Your clan will pay me back one day.'
Poem by Dorothy Parker
Dorothy Parker was placed on the Hollywood blacklist! The FBI compiled a 1,000-page dossier on her because of her suspected involvement in Communism during the McCarthy era.
Parker published her first volume of poetry, Enough Rope, in 1926. The collection sold 47,000 copies. Garnered impressive reviews. The Nation described her verse as caked with a salty humor, rough with splinters of disillusion, and tarred with a bright black authenticity.
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United States Postal Service issued a 29¢ U.S. commemorative postage stamp in the Literary Arts series.
Listen to Dorothy Parker read One Perfect Rose br>
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In 1918 Dorothy Parker would lunch at the Algonquin Hotel on a near-daily basis and became a founding member of the Algonquin Round Table.
Video Algonquin Hotel New York Designated in 1987 As A New York City Historic Landmark
Information about Dorothy Parker br> Parker rose to acclaim, both for her literary output. Best known for her wit, wisecracks, and eye for 20th-century urban foibles. Her career took off while she was writing theatre criticism for Vanity Fair. In the 1920s alone she published some 300 poems and free verses in Vanity Fair, Vogue, "The Conning Tower" and The New Yorker as well as Life, McCall's and The New Republic! Considered to be an American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist.
Dorothy Parkers birthplace was designated a National Literary Landmark by Friends of Libraries USA in 2005.
Poem by Dorothy Parker br>A Certain Lady
Oh, I can smile for you, and tilt my head,
And drink your rushing words with eager lips,
And paint my mouth for you a fragrant red,
And trace your brows with tutored finger-tips.
When you rehearse your list of loves to me,
Oh, I can laugh and marvel, rapturous-eyed.
And you laugh back, nor can you ever see
The thousand little deaths my heart has died.
And you believe, so well I know my part,
That I am gay as morning, light as snow,
And all the straining things within my heart
You'll never know.
Oh, I can laugh and listen, when we meet,
And you bring tales of fresh adventurings, --
Of ladies delicately indiscreet,
Of lingering hands, and gently whispered things.
And you are pleased with me, and strive anew
To sing me sagas of your late delights.
Thus do you want me -- marveling, gay, and true,
Nor do you see my staring eyes of nights.
And when, in search of novelty, you stray,
Oh, I can kiss you blithely as you go ....
And what goes on, my love, while you're away,
You'll never know.
Poem by Dorothy Parker
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***** And in 2014, Dorothy Parker was elected to the New Jersey Hall of Fame! ***** WTG New Jersey Hall Of Fame Class-of-2014-Announced
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In 1988, the NAACP claimed Parker's remains and designed a memorial garden for them outside their Baltimore headquarters. The plaque reads,
Here lie the ashes of Dorothy Parker (1893–1967) humorist, writer, critic. Defender of human and civil rights. For her epitaph she suggested, 'Excuse my dust'. This memorial garden is dedicated to her noble spirit which celebrated the oneness of humankind and to the bonds of everlasting friendship between black and Jewish people. Dedicated by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. October 28, 1988
Listen to Dorothy Parker Read her Inscription for the Ceiling of a Bedroom. br>
Below, the words to One Perfect Rose
Dorothy Parker reading her much loved and witty little poem One Perfect Rose above. That was first published in 1926.
One Perfect Rose: Dorothy Parker
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