The next famous woman writer to be considered is Dorothy Parker, an American poet, short story writer, and literary critic who became famous in the early twentieth century for her witty but cynical observations on life. She got her first paying job as a writer in 1916 at the 5 age of 23 when she began working for a women's magazine, and nine years later she became a contributor to The New Yorker as a book reviewer. In addition to her magazine work, she published volumes of poetry and short stories with the recurrent themes of disappointment with life and the loss of idealism. One of her most famous observations, 10 "Men seldom make passes/At girls who wear glasses," came from the poem "News Item," which was published in the volume Enough Rope (1926). This volume of poetry was followed by Sunset Gin (1928), Death and Taxes (1931), and a collection of short stories Here Lies (1939).
1. According to the passage Dorothy Parker was NOT famous for
2. Dorothy Parker's first job was
3. In line 8, the word "recurrent" could best be replaced by which of the following?
4. In what year did "News Item" appear?
5. With what topic does the paragraph preceding the passage most likely deal?
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