Journalist, poet, prose and fiction writer, and well-known wit, the inimitable Dorothy Parker (1893-1967) had something to say about virtually all her contemporaries among the literati, and they returned the favor in full measure. This well articulated primary and secondary bibliography covers the complete canon and its critical reaction, with illuminating annotations complemented by a biographical sketch. Included also are three personal views of Parker by Joseph Bryan, III, Richard Lauterbach, and Wyatt Cooper. The accumulated evidence suggests that Parker should be considered a major figure in American letters not just America's wittiest woman who happened to write.
About the Author
RANDALL CALHOUN is Assistant Professor of English at Ball State University. He is working on a complete edition of Dorothy Parker's stories, poetry, and essays.
Table of Contents
A Biographical Sketch
Appendix: Three Views of Parker: "The Legend of Dorothy Parker" by Richard Lauterbach
"Whatever You Think Dorothy Parker Was Like, She Wasn't" by Wyatt Cooper
"Bittersweet" by Joseph Bryan, III
Classified Primary Index