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Helene Hanff (1916–1997)

Autor/a de 84, Charing Cross Road

28+ obres 10,157 Membres 503 Ressenyes 85 preferits

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Obres de Helene Hanff

Obres associades

84 Charing Cross Road [1987 film] (1987) — Original book — 107 exemplars
The Library of Helene Hanff (1998) 16 exemplars

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Coneixement comú

Data de naixement
1916-04-15
Data de defunció
1997-04-09
Lloc d'enterrament
Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Glendale, New York, USA
Gènere
female
Nacionalitat
USA
Lloc de naixement
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Lloc de defunció
New York, New York, USA
Professions
publicist
playwright
magazine writer
author
screenwriter
autobiographer
Relacions
Quiller-Couch, Arthur (literary guru)
Biografia breu
Helene Hanff was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her parents loved the theater and even during the Great Depression managed to find ways to get tickets to shows for the family. She grew up wanting to become a playwright. Her literary career began in 1938, when she won a competition for a fellowship from the Bureau of New Plays and moved to Manhattan. There she became a protégé of Theresa Helburn, a co-producer of the Theater Guild. However, although she wrote 20 plays through the 1940's, none were produced. She later described her struggles in a 1961 memoir, Underfoot in Show Business. She found a new career writing for television when production of the new medium was centered in New York City in the early 1950s. Among the TV dramas she wrote for were The Adventures of Ellery Queen. All the while, she continued to try to get one of her plays produced on Broadway. When the bulk of the TV industry moved to California, Hanff chose to remain in New York. She turned to writing for magazines and eventually to books. Her hugely popular epistolary work 84, Charing Cross Road, first published in 1970, chronicled her 20 years of correspondence with Frank Doel, the chief buyer for Marks & Co., a London bookshop. She became so involved in the lives of the shop's staff that she sent them food parcels during Britain's post-World War II shortages, and shared with them details of her life. A TV adaptation aired in Britain in 1975, a film version was made in 1987 starring Anne Bancroft, and a Broadway play was produced in 1982. Hanff wrote several other works, and put her obsession with Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch to use in a book called Q's Legacy (1985), which served as a prequel to 84 Charing Cross Road and also recounted the aftermath of her book The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street (1973). Other books included Apple of My Eye (1977) and Letter from New York (1992), which reprinted the five-minute talks she gave each month on the BBC's Woman's Hour radio broadcasts between 1978 and 1984. Underfoot in Show Business was adapted as a stage play in 2008 and produced at the Devonshire Theatre in Eastbourne, UK.

Membres

Converses

1916: Helene Hanff - Resources and General Discussion a Literary Centennials (febrer 2016)

Ressenyes

compradora de llibres de segona ma des d'EEUU a UK, amb interaccions socials i personal que fa que es coneguin personalment.
 
Marcat
josepllibres2023 | Hi ha 347 ressenyes més | Dec 21, 2023 |
Cartes d'Helena Hanff a un llibreter Anglaterra.
 
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Martapagessala | Hi ha 347 ressenyes més | Sep 2, 2016 |
Cartes que durant 20 anys (del 49 al 69) s'escriuen la autora, escriptora nord-americana, i l'encarregat d'una llibreria de Londres. Mai es van arribar a conèixer.
 
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marialluisa | Hi ha 347 ressenyes més | Dec 11, 2015 |

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1970s (1)

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Estadístiques

Obres
28
També de
2
Membres
10,157
Popularitat
#2,339
Valoració
4.2
Ressenyes
503
ISBN
147
Llengües
14
Preferit
85

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