Parker (Rothschild), Dorothy

(1893–1967)
   US writer. In New York’s literary society between the two world wars, Dorothy Parker held an unrivalled position as a master of satiric verse, repartee and biting reviews of books and plays. She first became known as a member of the famous Algonquin ‘Round Table’ luncheons of writers and wits. She also produced a number of short stories, especially in the New Yorker. A collection of her poems and stories, The Portable Dorothy Parker, was published in 1944, with a foreword by Somerset Maugham.

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  • Dorothy Parker — Born August 22, 1893(1893 08 22) Long Branch, New Jersey, United States Died June 7, 1967(1967 …   Wikipedia

  • Dorothy Parker — im Kreis einiger Mitglieder der Algonquin Round Table, v.l. Art Samuels, Charlie MacArthur, Harpo Marx und Alexander Woollcott, um 1919 Dorothy Parker (Geburtsname Dorothy Rothschild, * 22. August 1893 in Long Branch, New Jersey, USA; † 7. Juni… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Dorothy Parker — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Parker. Dorothy Parker Nom de naissance Dorothy Rothschild …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Parker (surname) — Family name name =Parker imagesize= caption= pronunciation = PAR ker meaning = keeper of the park region =England origin = related names = footnotes=Parker is a family name of English origin, derived from Old French with the meaning keeper of the …   Wikipedia

  • Dorothy Parker — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Dorothy Parker (Long Branch, Nueva Jersey, 22 de agosto de 1893 – † Nueva York, 7 de junio de 1967) fue una cuentista, dramaturga, crítica teatral, humorista, guionista y poeta estadounidense. Muy conocida por su… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Rothschild — (variant: Rothchild) is a German surname. It is a habitational name from a house distinguished with a red sign (Middle High German rot (or roth)= red + schild = sign , shield ), the earliest recorded example dating from the 13th century. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Parker,Dorothy Rothschild — Parker, Dorothy Rothschild. 1893 1967. American writer noted for her satirical wit. She was drama critic for Vanity Fair (1916 1917) and book critic for the New Yorker (1927 1933). * * * …   Universalium

  • Parker — [pär′kər] 1. Charlie [chär′lē] (born Charles Christopher Parker, Jr.) 1920 55; U.S. jazz musician 2. Dorothy (born Dorothy Rothschild) 1893 1967; U.S. writer 3. Sir Gilbert (born Horatio Gilbert George Parker) 1862 1932; Cdn. novelist in England… …   English World dictionary

  • Parker, Dorothy — orig. Dorothy Rothschild born Aug. 22, 1893, West End, near Long Beach, N.J., U.S. died June 7, 1967, New York, N.Y. U.S. short story writer and poet. She grew up in affluence in New York City. She was a drama critic for Vanity Fair and wrote… …   Universalium

  • Dorothy Parker — noun United States writer noted for her sharp wit (1893 1967) • Syn: ↑Parker, ↑Dorothy Rothschild Parker • Instance Hypernyms: ↑writer, ↑author * * * Dorothy Parker …   Useful english dictionary

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