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Just words : Lillian Hellman, Mary McCarthy, and the failure of public conversation in America

Author: Alan L Ackerman
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In an appearance on "The Dick Cavett Show" in 1980, the critic Mary McCarthy glibly remarked that every word author Lillian Hellman wrote was a lie, 'including 'and' and 'the'. This book offers a  Read more...

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Named Person: Lillian Hellman; Mary McCarthy
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan L Ackerman
ISBN: 9780300167122 0300167121 9780300191967 0300191960
OCLC Number: 670481391
Description: xi, 361 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Libel and life-writing --
Language lessons --
Words of love --
Choice words and political dramas --
Criticism versus libel --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Alan Ackerman.
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"Ackerman does an admirable job of tying this case to the great issues of the mid-twentieth century. He uses Hellman and McCarthy as a pretext for fascinating digressions about John Dewey's Read more...

 
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