The Resource Lillian Hellman : an imperious life, Dorothy Gallagher

Lillian Hellman : an imperious life, Dorothy Gallagher

Label
Lillian Hellman : an imperious life
Title
Lillian Hellman
Title remainder
an imperious life
Statement of responsibility
Dorothy Gallagher
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 political activity, travel, and love affairs, most importantly with Dashiell Hammett. But by the time she died, the truth about her life and works had been called into question. Scandals attached to her name, having to do with sex, with money, and with her own veracity. Exploring Hellman's leftist politics, her Jewish and Southern background, and her famous testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee, biographer Gallagher also undertakes a new reading of Hellman's carefully crafted memoirs and plays, in which she is both revealed and hidden. Gallagher sorts through the facts and the myths, arriving at a sharply drawn portrait of a woman who lived large to the end of her remarkable life and never backed down from a fight.--From publisher description
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gallagher, Dorothy
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3515.E343
LC item number
Z686 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Jewish Lives
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hellman, Lillian
  • Hellman, Lillian
  • Hellman, Lillian
  • Dramatists, American
  • Women dramatists, American
  • Dramatists, American
  • Women dramatists, American
Label
Lillian Hellman : an imperious life, Dorothy Gallagher
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
vi, 171 pages
Isbn
9780300166392
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Lccn
2013027579
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)852488713
  • (OCoLC)ocn852488713
Label
Lillian Hellman : an imperious life, Dorothy Gallagher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
vi, 171 pages
Isbn
9780300166392
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Lccn
2013027579
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)852488713
  • (OCoLC)ocn852488713

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