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Discovering Poetry of Dorothy Parker

June 09, 1985

Your piece in The Times on Hannah Pakula and the royal biography (of Marie of Romania) was well written and enjoyable reading ("Royal Biography Becomes Her Crowning Glory" by Tia Gindick, May 20). My discovery of Dorothy Parker's poems was in the New Yorker of the 1920s and I have most of them in book form.

The picture of Pakula by Jose Galvez shows a much prettier face than the one Queen Marie brought to America when she came for a "loan."

This all brings to mind:

So spake Magda Lupescu

As she came to Roumania's rescue

"It's a wonderful thing

To live under a king

Is there anything better

I esk you? "

ALEX SILVERSTEIN

Los Angeles

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