Dorothy Parker

Dorothy Parker

Born: January 01, 1970

Nationality: American

Occupation: Author, poet, critic, screenwriter

Biography: Dorothy Parker was an American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist, best known for her wit, wisecracks, and eye for 20th century urban foibles.

Dorothy Parker

“Excuse my dust.”

- Dorothy Parker

Source/Notes: Her proposed epitaph for herself, quoted in Vanity Fair (June 1925)
Source/Notes: Regarding a character in Elinor Glyn's novel It; in her review, Madame Glyn Lectures on 'It,' with Illustrations in The New Yorker (1927-11-26)
Source/Notes: Her Constant Reader book review of The House at Pooh Corner by A. A. Milne, in The New Yorker (20 October 1928)

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Source/Notes: Review of The House Beautiful by Channing Pollock, New Yorker (21 March 1931)
Source/Notes: On the most beautiful words in the English language, as quoted in The New York Herald Tribune (12 December 1932)

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