A Journey Into Dorothy Parker's New York

A Journey Into Dorothy Parker's New York : ArtPlace Series

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A journey into the city of theatres, bars and hotel rooms where Dorothy Parker sharpened her wit, polished her writing and captured the edgy mood of her times. Richly illustrated with the art and design of this period, this title captures the New York that inspired Mrs. Parker, a city that would later take inspiration from the formidable lady herself.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 188 x 193 x 12.7mm | 385.56g
  • Berkley, CA, United States
  • English
  • colour & b/w photos
  • 0976670607
  • 9780976670605
  • 675,118

Table of contents

Dorothy Parker -- A Manhattan Confection; An Apprenticeship in Cynicism -- A Comfortable, Tumultuous Childhood; Drink and Dance and Laugh and Lie -- The Vicious Circle and All That Jazz; The Aisle Seat -- Dorothy Parker as Theatre Critic; Defending the Underdog -- Dorothy Parker as Political Activist; Excuse My Dust -- The Final Years, Index.
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Review quote

"It's difficult to resist [the] invitation to visit the...haunts that Parker and her 30-something pals frequented in their prime." --"The New York Times" "[This] well-researched book...maps out Parker's life from her childhood...to the New York landmarks." --"Boston Phoenix" "A stunning and highly entertaining book that combines biography, architecture, literature, and travel." --"Library Journal" "Well-documented...[a] wealth of material associated with one of New York's most memorable, talented and colorful citizens." --"TravelSmart" "A seminal look at the woman and the city, sure to please fans of her work and New Yorkers alike. Highly recommended." --Midwest Book Review "There is something of interest for most readers in Mr. Fitzpatrick's book of memory--clever words, drawings, photos, all deliciously clothed in the exciting mystique of Ms. Parker's New York." --"Wandering Educators" "These neat, square-shaped books have lit the lamp that draws the travel bug." --"San Francisco Review of Books "(April 2012) on the ArtPlace series
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About Kevin C. Fitzpatrick

Kevin C. Fitzpatrick is the founder of the Dorothy Parker Society, which has been featured in "The New York Times," "USA Today," "National Geographic Traveler," and "Time Out New York." He wrote, designed, and produced dorothyparkerNYC.com, which was named a 2001 Site of the Year by Yahoo! In conjunction with the Algonquin Hotel, he leads monthly walking tours of the former Round Table homes and haunts in Manhattan. He lives in New York City.
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103 ratings
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3 18% (19)
2 6% (6)
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