Nov 02, Zweegas rated it it was amazing The poetry is not only clever and brilliant, it's genius. This is the best poetry in the English language. All of the short stories are good and several of the short stories achieve greatness.
Dorothy Parker — American poet, essayist, and short story writer. She also achieved widespread acclaim for her short stories and frequently quoted witticisms.
Though she penned prose and poetry throughout her life, Parker's literary reputation rests mostly on poetry and short stories she authored prior to Mostly traditional in form, Parker's verse packs caustic sarcasm into sonnets, lyrics, ballads, Horatian odes, epigrams, and epitaphs.
In her poetry, Parker most often addresses women's issues, soured love relationships, and vacuous, superficial lives of upper-crust society women who lived during the s.
In her characteristic burlesque style, Parker lampoons cloying women who depend too much on men for emotional and economic well-being, as well as the types of men who twist these female traits to their advantage. Following its publication inParker's first collection of poetry, Enough Rope, rose to best-seller status.
Today's readers continue to find deeper meanings in Parker's work than many of her contemporaries were able to appreciate—particularly in the poems and short stories that center on women's issues. Henry Rothschild and Eliza Marston Rothschild.
Her mother died shortly after her daughter's premature birth. Parker's father and stepmother sent the young writer to an exclusive finishing school in Morristown, New Jersey, where she graduated following a year of study in During her time at the finishing school Parker began developing as a writer.
Parker's persistence paid off in when one of her poems captured the attention of a Vogue editor, who hired her to write captions for the magazine's fashion illustrations.
Two years later, an editor hired her onto Vanity Fair as a drama critic. Parker's acerbic wit again invoked trouble, and she was fired from this post after writing a blistering review of a play starring the wife of one of the magazine's financial backers.
The round table, which included other prominent writers such as Robert Benchley, George S. Kaufman, and Franklin Pierce Adams, became famous when newspaper columnists reported the activities and discussions at the famed Algonquin Hotel debates. While her husband was away for two years' military service, Parker's whirlwind social life led her to speakeasies and parties in uptown apartments where she became well-acquainted with Ernest Hemingway, Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald, and other literary figures.
By the time her husband returned from the war, Parker's life seemed punctuated by unhappiness, which was mirrored in her poetry. By the end of the s, Parker was drinking heavily, had a string of affairs, an abortion, and attempted suicide three times.
After the dissolution of their marriage, Parker eventually married Alan Campbell, an actor eleven years her junior, and half-Jewish like herself. That relationship was also far from happy, and was marked by bickering, divorce, and eventual remarriage.
Parker's later years were marked by increasing financial instability. Martin Luther King Jr. Major Works Parker's first poetry collection, Enough Rope, achieved widespread acclaim—particularly for a book of poems—shortly after its publication in Throughout the slim volume of poetry, Parker explores the threat of losing love and unveils the hypocrisy and mawkishness of romantic jargon.
But Parker adds an unexpected twist in the last stanza: In Sunset Gun, Parker continued to expand on the themes of lost love and hollow promises that appeared in her first book of poetry. Also in Sunset Gun, Parker experimented with traditional literary forms, including a cycle of epigrams titled: By the time Parker's collected poetry was published under the title, Not So Deep as a WellParker was writing more prose than poetry.Satire in Dorothy Parker's Literary Work Dorothy Parker was born in and died in She is known for using a mixture of humor, satire, and sarcasm in her poems.
Satire is a literary work holding up human vices and follies to ridicule of scorn. Parkers poetry undeniably provides a window into her life and a social commentary of the s and s. Her major themes of love, loneliness, and death are not only presented in the three examples cited in this paper but are consistent with all of her work.
Dorothy Parker never hesitated to use her sharp wit, and my life is the better for it.
If you've never read any of her works, I'll show my favorite small poem by her and hopefully hook you - because it's all worth a /5.
- Satire in Dorothy Parker's Literary Work Dorothy Parker was born in and died in She is known for using a mixture of humor, satire, and sarcasm in her poems. Satire is a literary work holding up human vices and follies to ridicule of scorn. Sarcasm Essay Examples. 4 pages. Dorothy Parker's Use of Humor, Satire and Sarcasm in Her Poetry.
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