Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This? by Marion Meade

By Marion Meade

She was once identified for her outrageous one-liners, her ruthless theater feedback, her smart verses and bittersweet tales. yet there has been one other part of Dorothy Parker: a personal lifestyles set on a process destruction via divorces, a string of painful affairs, a lifelong challenge with alcohol, and a number of other suicide makes an attempt.

In this energetic, soaking up biography, Marion Meade illuminates either side of the attention-grabbing Parker: her darkish days, in addition to her days within the solar on the Algonquin around desk with Robert Benchley, George Kaufman, and Harold Ross and in Hollywood with S. J. Perelman, William Faulkner, and Lillian Hellman.

Show description

Read Online or Download Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This? PDF

Best biography books

Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage: The Titanic's First-Class Passengers and Their World

Gilded Lives, deadly Voyage takes us in the back of the paneled doorways of the Titanic’s based inner most suites to provide compelling, memorable photos of her so much outstanding passengers.  The intimate surroundings onboard history’s most renowned send is recreated as by no means sooner than.  

   The great has usually been referred to as “an beautiful microcosm of the Edwardian era,” yet earlier, her tale has no longer been provided as such. In Gilded Lives, deadly Voyage, historian Hugh Brewster seamlessly interweaves own narratives of the misplaced liner’s such a lot interesting individuals with a haunting account of the fateful maiden crossing. making use of scrupulous study and that includes a hundred rarely-seen photos, he effectively depicts the ship’s short existence and tragic denouement, featuring the very most modern pondering on every little thing from whilst and the way the lifeboats have been loaded to the final music performed through the orchestra. but right here too is a powerful evocation of the desk speak on the recognized Widener banquet held within the Ritz eating place at the final evening. And the following we additionally event the rustle of chic undergarments as firstclass women continue down the grand staircase of their soigné night robes, a few of them designed through girl Duff Gordon, the prestigious couterière, who was once additionally on board.

      Another famous passenger was once the artist Frank Millet, who led an amazing existence that looked as if it would encapsulate America’s Gilded Age—from serving as a drummer boy within the Civil conflict to being the fellow who made Chicago’s White urban white for the 1893 global Exposition. His touring spouse significant Archibald Butt was once President Taft’s closest aide and was once returning domestic for a grueling fall election crusade that his boss was once anticipated to lose. at the present time, either one of those once-famous males are virtually forgotten, yet their ship-mate Margaret Tobin Brown lives on as “the Unsinkable Molly Brown,” a reputation that she was once by no means referred to as in the course of her lifetime.  

       Millionaires John Jacob Astor and Benjamin Guggenheim, author Helen Churchill Candee, motion picture actress Dorothy Gibson, aristocrat Noelle, the Countess of Rothes, and a number of alternative tourists in this fateful crossing also are vividly delivered to existence inside those pages. via them, we achieve perception into the humanities, politics, tradition, and sexual mores of an international either far away and with reference to our personal. And with them, we assemble at the Titanic’s sloping deck on that chilly, starlit evening and discover their all-too-human reactions because the catastrophe unfolds. greater than ever, we ask ourselves, “What could we've performed? ”

Conundrum (New York Review Books Classics)

The nice commute author Jan Morris was once born James Morris. James Morris unusual himself within the British army, turned a profitable and bodily bold reporter, climbed mountains, crossed deserts, and tested a name as a historian of the British empire. He used to be fortunately married, with a number of kids.

Twelve Against the Gods

My experiment at three hundred dpi, OCR'd, frist version 1929, this variation of 1939, no ISBN

This e-book is meant to clarify background a bit of, extra to demonstrate it, to honor with no hypocrisy the deeds of guys and girls whose future used to be better, if no longer deeper than our personal. peculiarly to shake unfastened the belief of the adventurer in us and people within the adventurer. integrated are sketches at the following: Alexander the nice; Casanova; Christopher Columbus; Mahomet; Lola Montez; Cagliostro, and Seraphina; Charles XII of Sweden; Napoleon I; Lucius Sergius Catiline; Napoleon III; Isadora Duncan; and Woodrow Wilson.

The Extraordinary Life of Anna Swan

In 1846 an strange female child was once born in Nova Scotia. She began huge, at thirteen kilos, yet in simple terms saved starting to be. Anna Swan grew until eventually she was once approximately eight toes tall. Billed as "The Nova Scotia great Girl" she hung out operating for P. T. Barnum's American Museum in long island, and different related organisations.

Additional info for Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This?

Example text

After eventually settling in at the Physico-Technical Institute, he continued writing his book, having been further encouraged of the need for such a work from his discussions with experimentalists there. The only treatment available at the time4 was the Handbuch article (of the same title) by Sommerfeld and Bethe, dating from 1933. P. H. Wilson in Cambridge (Wilson 1931), had developed a rather detailed theory of semiconductors (Bronstein 1932, 1933)—then a quite new field, somewhat disparagingly known as ‘dirt physics’ (‘Dreckphysik’) because of the crucial role played by impurities in determining the electronic properties of these materials.

Fowler immediately forwarded his letter to Redcliffe Salaman of the Academic Committee of the Central Jewish Relief Fund in England. The following month (on 15 July), Fröhlich wrote directly to Walter Adams, the General Secretary of the Academic Assistance In this chapter ‘Moving on’ is taken from the title of an interview Fröhlich gave in 1983 [F188], in which he recalled his wartime experiences. J. 1007/978-3-319-14851-9_3 27 28 3 Moving on: The Years of Exile Fig. 1 Fröhlich as ‘Foreign Expert’ in Leningrad (St.

Phys. Stat. Sol. : The Labyrinth: Memoirs of Walter Schellenberg. Hitler’s Chief of Counterintelligence. 1 From Germany to Russia, via England Whilst in Strasbourg, Fröhlich received an invitation from Frenkel to go—as a ‘Foreign Expert’—to the Physico-Technical Institute in what was then Leningrad (now St. F. Joffe. This invitation arose from the paper with Bethe [F8], mentioned in Chap. 2, which turned out to be the last one Fröhlich wrote before leaving Germany, in which, it will be recalled, they had shown that a recent attempt by Frenkel (1933) to understand certain aspects of superconductivity was flawed.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.36 of 5 – based on 46 votes

Related posts