Posts Tagged: Dorothy Parker

Reading Other People’s Mail: Talking with Michelle Dean

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Michelle Dean discusses Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion, literary legends, and the absence of Black writers from the narrative.

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The Rumpus Interview with Jerald Walker

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Jerald Walker discusses his memoir, The World in Flames: A Black Boyhood in a White Supremacist Doomsday Cult, the story of his childhood in The Worldwide Church of God, and how the act of writing delivered him from bitterness.

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The Copycat Lolita

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A few weeks before Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita came out, the New Yorker published a short story about a man consorting with a young woman named Lolita instead of her mother—but this story was by Dorothy Parker, whose career was entering its last-gasp phase. Wait, what? Really? Vulture explains how coincidence, indiscretion, and “an opportunity to sting the current […]

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Happy Birthday, Dorothy Parker!

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Dorothy Parker, American writer, editor, and critic, was born today in 1893. Parker wrote fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and screenplays (including A Star is Born, for which she received an Oscar nomination), and is remembered in particular for her acid wit. A member of the Algonquin Round Table, she was also an ardent leftist, and was eventually […]

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