Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This? Characters

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Dorothy Parker

Dorothy is the main character and the subject of the biography. The story chronicles her life and work. Dorothy was a complicated person who in many ways was jaded and world-weary but in other ways, was naïve. Dorothy was most well-known for her writing contributions during the 1920's to magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, and The New Yorker. She also was a founding member of the elite literary group known as the Algonquin Round Table. Most well-known for her humor and satire, she also wrote poetry and fiction, much of which was cleverly disguised in the form of an autobiography. She also was well-known for her theater criticisms and eventually movie scripts for Hollywood.

During her time in Hollywood, she was indirectly involved with the Communist Party and was, in consequence, blacklisted for a time during the age of McCarthyism. She was the sort of...

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