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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
How could they tell?

R
There must be courage; there must be no awe. There must be criticism, for humor, to my mind, is encapsulated in criticism. There must be a disciplined eye and a wild mind.
A
As artists they're rot, but as providers they're oil wells; they gush. Norris said she never wrote a story unless it was fun to do. I understand Ferber whistles at her typewriter.
N
The doctors were very brave about it.
K
This is on me.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: On being told of the death of former President Calvin Coolidge, recalled on her death 7 Jun 67
R: On writing humor.
A: On lady novelists; Interview in Writers at Work (First Series, ed. by Malcolm Cowley, 1958).
N: Said after she had been seriously ill; in "Journal of the American Medical Association," 194:211, 1965.
K: Suggested epitaph for her own tombstone; in "You Might As Well Live," Pt 1. Ch 5, by J. Keats, 1970.
   


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