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Lillian Hellman : an imperious life

Author: Dorothy Gallagher
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2014]
Series: Jewish lives (New Haven, Conn.)
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Glamorous, talented, audacious--Lillian Hellman knew everyone, did everything, had been everywhere. By the age of 29 she had written the first of four hit Broadway plays, and soon she was considered a member of America's first rank of dramatists, a position she maintained for more than twenty-five years. Apart from her literary accomplishments, she lived a rich life filled with notable friendships, controversial  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Lillian Hellman; Lillian Hellman; Lillian Hellman; Lillian Hellman
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dorothy Gallagher
ISBN: 9780300164978 0300164971 0300166397 9780300166392
OCLC Number: 852488713
Description: vi, 171 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: The Hubbards of Bowden --
The Marxes of Demopolis --
Two Jewish girls --
Marriage --
The writing life: 1933-1984 --
Along came a spider --
Eros --
Counterparts --
The incurious tourist --
Lillian Hellman's analyst --
"You are what you are to me" --
Having her say --
Jewish lit --
An honored woman --
Mere facts.
Series Title: Jewish lives (New Haven, Conn.)
Responsibility: Dorothy Gallagher.

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"Unafraid to question Hellman's idealized memoirs, Gallagher (Hannah's Daughters) meets the 'unflaggingly famous' dramatist head on in this pithy biography."-Publishers Weekly Publishers Weekly 'This Read more...

 
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