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Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Random House Inc
Publication date December 1, 1987
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780394544403
ISBN-10 0394544404
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $22.50
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Summary
Traces the life of the American journalist, screenwriter, and wit, describes her relationships with the other members of the Algonquin Round Table, and attempts to portray her complex personality
Amazon.com description: Product Description: From dj flap: "Before the age of thirty-five, Dorothy Parker was known as the wittiest woman in America. Her most causal remarks were repeated and printed. ...She lived with hedonistic flair; luncheons at the Algonquin Round Table...evenings at the theater and later a tour of the fashionable speakeasies and brothels with Robert Benchley; weekends at the Long Island house parties; vacations in France with Sara and Gerald Murphy. During the Depression, she and her husband were earning $5200 a week in Hollywood, where her friends and fellow writers included Lillian Hellman, S.J. Perelman, Nathanael West and William Faulkner. ...Yet...a wealth of private sadness: two broken marriages and a succession of love affairs, suicide attempts and abortions, heavy debts and even heavier drinking."

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Hardcover
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from Random House Inc (December 1, 1987)
9780394544403 | details & prices | List price $22.50
About: Traces the life of the American journalist, screenwriter, and wit, describes her relationships with the other members of the Algonquin Round Table, and attempts to portray her complex personality
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Penguin USA (February 1, 1989); titled "Dorothy Parker, What Fresh Hell Is This?"
9780140116168 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $22.00
About: Traces the life of the American journalist, screenwriter, and wit, describes her relationships with the other members of the Algonquin Round Table, and attempts to portray her complex personality
CD/Spoken Word
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With Grace Conlin (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (June 20, 2012); titled "Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This?"
9781455155224 | details & prices | 5.50 × 7.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $44.95
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With Grace Conlin (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (June 20, 2012); titled "Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This?"
9781455155200 | details & prices | 7.50 × 6.75 × 2.25 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $118.00
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