Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This? by Marion Meade, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This?

Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This?

by Marion 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

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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.

This edition features a new afterword by Marion Meade.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
A paper reprint of the fine biography first published by Random House in 1988. No coherent bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140116168
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1989
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
460,271
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

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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