Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This? - Chapter 3, Vanity Fair 1915-1919 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3, Vanity Fair 1915-1919 Summary and Analysis

The unfortunate reality for Dorothy is that it is nearly impossible at this time for her to achieve literary grandeur at Vogue. Dorothy works in the copy department captioning artwork. Producing such drivel proves to be a tedious, thankless task. To make matters worse, the Editor of Vogue is notorious tightwad and autocrat Edna Woolman Chase, whose standards of conduct are extremely strict. Dorothy's job is to fact-check and proofread, tasks that could be performed by anyone with a general knowledge of the English language, and Vogue soon becomes a target for her sarcasm. She continues during this time to submit verses to Vanity Fair, including A Musical Comedy Thought, Why I Haven't Married, and Women: A Hate Song, which is an abuse of the domesticated American woman, and scathing enough that she is advised...

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