Lillian Hellman: An Imperious Life

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Price
$26.00  $24.18
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publish Date
Pages
184
Dimensions
6.34 X 8.55 X 0.8 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780300164978

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About the Author
Dorothy Gallagher is the author of Hannah's Daughters and All the Right Enemies: The Life and Murder of Carlo Tresca, and two volumes of memoirs. Her work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the New York Times Book Review, and Grand Street. She lives in New York City.
Reviews
'This snappy biography is full of piquant details and entertaining quotations.'--Molly Guinness, The Spectator--Molly Guinness "The Spectator" (7/5/2014 12:00:00 AM)
"An illuminating and convincing portrait of Lillian Hellman, the real one and the heroically fanciful one."--Playbill-- "Playbill"
"Gallagher pounces on and decisively dissects the choicest bits in Hellman's colorful and contrary life of artistic excellence and blinkered radicalism, self-mythologizing and egregious lies, creating a fast-flowing, deeply provocative portrait of a seductive, truculent, and audacious literary powerhouse."--Donna Seaman, Booklist--Donna Seaman "Booklist"
"Gallagher has shown herself to be an incisive, sharp-edged, darkly humorous writer, and these qualities help engage readers in a study of Lillian Hellman (1905-1984) that might otherwise seem mean-spirited. The author has no personal ax to grind against her subject, as do many of the sources she quotes, but her portrait is all the more devastating since it seems so matter-of-fact."--Kirkus Reviews-- "Kirkus Reviews"
"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"