August 22, 2017 all-day
Aug 22, 1893. Born Dorothy Rothschild at West End, NJ, the acclaimed poet, critic, author and wit was known as the wittiest woman inAmerica. She said, I hate writing, I love having written. During her career, Parker wrote for Vanity Fair, The New Yorker (for whom she was anoriginal contributor) and other top periodicals, and was one of the founding members of the elite literary group the Algonquin Round Table. Strong,albeit subtle, critiques of sexism were prevailing themes in her works, along with critiques of all other forms of social inequality. Parker was found dead in her New York City residential hotel on June 7, 1967.