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August 22, 2013

Dorothy Parker’s Poetic Sneakers

Dorothy Parker    (1893 - 1967)

Dorothy Parker
(1893 – 1967)

by Steve King

On this day in 1893 Dorothy Parker was born in Long Branch, New Jersey, to Henry and Eliza Rothschild (“My God, no, dear! We’d never even heard of those Rothschilds”). Her birth was two months premature, allowing her to say that it was the last time she was early for anything; her early writing was a “following in the exquisite footsteps of Edna St. Vincent Millay, unhappily in my own horrible sneakers.”

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