Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This?

Paperback | March 3, 1989

byMarion Meade

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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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When we think of Dorothy Parker, we imagine a strong, level-headed woman who always had a witty, ironic response to anything. As is the case with every persona in the public eye, this one-dimensional impression disguised a life that was complex, confusing and often tragic. After years of research, Marion Meade has put together a comple...

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Marion Meade's engrossing and comprehensive biography of one of the twentieth century's most captivating womenIn 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 Kau...

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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Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 9.1 × 6.1 × 1.3 inPublished:March 3, 1989Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140116168

ISBN - 13:9780140116168

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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When we think of Dorothy Parker, we imagine a strong, level-headed woman who always had a witty, ironic response to anything. As is the case with every persona in the public eye, this one-dimensional impression disguised a life that was complex, confusing and often tragic. After years of research, Marion Meade has put together a complete, in-depth look at the only woman member of the Algonquin Round Table. What Fresh Hell Is This? reveals a woman who had a hard time adjusting to her role as female icon and paragon of intellect. Gain a staggering insight into this woman's life that will make you both laugh and cry.