Noted Authors

September 26, 1999

Dorothy Parker

1893-1967

Poet, playwright and writer of short fiction, Dorothy Parker is perhaps best known for her sharp, bitingly funny witticisms.

At a Halloween party she asked what game guests were playing; on being told "Ducking for apples," Parker replied: "There but for a typographical error, is the story of my life."

Parker began her career as a writer in 1916 writing captions for fashion photographs for Vogue. She went on to write drama criticism for Vanity Fair and became part of the famous Algonquin Roundtable.

-- A Reader's Guide to Twentieth Century Writers

Pub Date: 09/26/99

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