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Algonquin Round Table New York

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781493007578
Author(s): Kevin C. Fitzpatrick
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2015
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Dimensions: 197 x 18 x 146 (w x l x h)
Pages: 288

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'That is the thing about New York,' wrote Dorothy Parker in 1928. 'It is always a little more than you had hoped for. Each day, there, is so definitely a new day.' Now you can journey back there, in time, to a grand city teeming with hidden bars, luxurious movie palaces, and dazzling skyscrapers. In these places, Dorothy Parker and her cohorts in the Vicious Circle at the infamous Algonquin Round Table sharpened their wit, polished their writing, and captured the energy and elegance of the time. Robert Benchley, Parker's best friend, became the first managing editor of Vanity Fair before Irving Berlin spotted him onstage in a Vicious Circle revue and helped launch his acting career. Edna Ferber, an occasional member of the group, wrote the Pulitzer-winning bestseller So Big as well as Show Boat and Cimarron. Jane Grant pressed her first husband, Harold Ross, into starting The New Yorker. Neysa McMein, reputedly 'rode elephants in circus parades and dashed from her studio to follow passing fire engines.'
Dorothy Parker wrote for Vanity Fair and Vogue before ascending the throne as queen of the Round Table, earning everlasting fame (but rather less fortune) for her award-winning short stories and unforgettable poems. Alexander Woollcott, the centerpiece of the group, worked as drama critic for the Times and the World, wrote profiles of his friends for The New Yorker, and lives on today as Sheridan Whiteside in The Man Who Came to
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