Suggestive Names

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Jun 13 19:31:09 UTC 2006

At 3:13 PM -0400 6/13/06, Fred Shapiro wrote:
>On Tue, 13 Jun 2006, Baker, John wrote:
>>        While the story in this version seems plausible (it's often
>>presented as a telegram Parker sent on her honeymoon, although Western
>>Union likely would not have accepted such a message), I haven't checked
>>Kunkel's source.   He cites Roy Hoopes, Cain:  The Biography of James M.
>>Cain 205 (1982).
>The forthcoming Yale Book of Quotations gives as source for this John
>Keats's 1970 book _You Might As Well Live_.  I would welcome any earlier
>Fred Shapiro
Ah, for a moment there , I thought you were saying the "too fucking
busy and vice versa" line was due not to Dorothy Parker, but John
Keats.  (...and no doubt that what Dorothy Parker told her editor was
actually that truth is beauty and vice versa.)  Nevermind.


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