Wiki edit: Dorothy Parker

  • Proposed edit: Add specific section on poetry.

Include poetic works:

Enough Rope, 1926, a best seller

Sunset Gun 1928

Death and Taxes 1931

(source for these: Parker’s works)

  • Focusing on poetry:

Many of Parker’s poems were cynical and dealt with suicide, which Parker attempted several times. “Coda,” for example describes “throwing the battle” and asking to be “kindly directed to hell,” and “Resumé” describes various methods of suicide. Parker was known for her wit, especially in relation to the Algonquin Round Table, but her poetry differed slightly by exposing her sense of wit and state of mental health.

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