Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This?

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9780140116168: Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This?

Marion Meade's engrossing and comprehensive biography of one of the twentieth century's most captivating women

In this lively, absorbing biography, Marion Meade illuminates both the charm and the dark side of Dorothy Parker, exploring her days of wicked wittiness at the Algonquin Round Table with the likes of Robert Benchley, George Kaufman, and Harold Ross, and in Hollywood with S. J. Perelman, William Faulkner, and Lillian Hellman. At the dazzling center of it all, Meade gives us the flamboyant, self-destructive, and brilliant Dorothy Parker.

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Marion Meade is the author of Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This? and Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin: Writers Running Wild in the Twenties. She has also written biographies of Woody Allen, Buster Keaton, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Victoria Woodhull, and Madame Blavatsky, as well as two novels about medieval France.

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This well-read, well-written biography caresses your ears like a tautly written novel. Conlin, whose voice is both rich and melodious, reads with great style. Conlin effortlessly tosses off Parker's cutting "bons mots" without missing a beat yet pauses just long enough to cue the listener into a quote or a break in the text. She convincingly conveys Parker's rapier wit, flamboyance and self-destructiveness. Meade's writing style is eminently accessible. Actions are put into historical context and though the cast of characters in Parker's life is lengthy, we never feel the need of a reference sheet. R.O.F. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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