Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This? - Chapter 4, Cub Lions 1919 and Chapter 5, The Algonquin Round Table, 1920-1921 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4, Cub Lions 1919 and Chapter 5, The Algonquin Round Table, 1920-1921 Summary and Analysis

Dorothy is given the additional duty of reading manuscript submissions, of which there are endless stacks. Albert Lee used to have this job where his system of elimination was to simply attach rejection slips to all submissions and return them unread to the authors. Dorothy feels obliged to actually read the pieces and occasionally encounters writing that shows promise.

Changes are in the works at Vanity Fair. Crowninshield is considering offering the managing Editorship to humor writer Robert Charles Benchley. Publisher Conde Nash decides to interview him, insisting that changes are needed at Vanity Fair. Benchley agrees and is hired at $100 a week.

On Monday, May 19th, Dorothy comes to work to find a new man in her office. Benchley is to share...

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