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Dorothy Parker
(1893-1967) born on
Aug 22
US author, poet, journalist, humorist. She was the celebrated caustic wit of the 1920s; wrote "Enough Rope," 1926 and "The Little Hours," 1944.
         
   
F
Byron and Shelley and Keats
Were a trio of lyrical treats.

R
Authors and actors and artists and such
Never know nothing, and never know much.
A
This living, this living, this living
Was never a project of mine.
N
Misfortune, and recited misfortune especially, may be prolonged to the point where it ceases to excite pity and arouses only irritation.
K
He lies below, correct in cypress wood,
And entertains the most exclusive worms.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "A Pig's-Eye View of Literature," in "Sunset Gun," 1928.
R: "Bohemia," "Sunset Gun," 1928.
A: "'Coda," in "Sunset Gun," 1928.
N:
K: "Epitaph for a Very Rich Man."
   


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