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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
Seventy-two suburbs in search of a city.

R
She ran the whole gamut of her emotions from A to B.
A
And there was that poor sucker Flaubert rolling around on his floor for three days looking for the right word.
N
Somebody was using the pencil.
K
There must be a magnificent disregard of your reader, for if he cannot follow you, there is nothing you can do about it.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Of Los Angeles, but others are attr. with the description. Quoted in Leslie Halliwell, The Filmgoer's Book of Quotes
R: Of Katharine Hepburn in play "The Lake," 1933; quoted in A. Woollcott, While Rome Burns, `Our Mrs Parker'
A: On lady novelists; Interview in Writers at Work (First Series, ed. by Malcolm Cowley, 1958).
N: On why she missed a in "New Yorker," deadline; in "The Years with Ross," by James Thurber, 1959.
K: On writing humor.
   


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