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Lillian Hellman (1905–1984)

Autor/a de Pentimento

49+ obres 3,972 Membres 60 Ressenyes 13 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Playwright Lillian Hellman was born in New Orleans on June 20, in 1905. After studying at New York and Columbia Universities, Hellman worked in publishing and as a book reviewer and play-reader. In 1934, Hellman had her first success as a playwright with The Children's Hour. In the play, Hellman mostra'n més mixed social, political, and moral issues along with more personal ones. Among some of Hellman's other successful plays are The Little Foxes, Watch on the Rhine, The Searching Wind, and Toys in the Attic. Hellman was also a screenwriter who wrote many film scripts and adapted the works of other authors for film and the stage. Hellman's memoirs include An Unfinished Woman and Pentimento. For more than 30 years Hellman had a relationship with "hard-boiled" detective writer Dashiell Hammett. She lived with him until his death in 1961, and shared his commitment to radical political causes. Hellman's appearance before Senator Joseph McCarthy's House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1952 resulted in her being blacklisted in Hollywood. Her book, Scoundrel Time, explores her experiences during the McCarthy era. Nearly blind and confined to a wheelchair, Lillian Hellman died of cardiac arrest in 1984. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: Lillian Hellman uncredited foto by Nutrias

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Obres de Lillian Hellman

Pentimento (1973) 714 exemplars
An Unfinished Woman: A Memoir (1969) 529 exemplars
The Children's Hour (1934) 488 exemplars
Scoundrel Time (1976) 464 exemplars
Six Plays by Lillian Hellman (1960) 450 exemplars
The Little Foxes (1939) 328 exemplars
Three: An Unfinished Woman, Pentimento, Scoundrel Time (1979) — Autor — 126 exemplars
Maybe: A story (1980) 111 exemplars
The Collected Plays (1971) 99 exemplars
Toys in the Attic (1960) 73 exemplars
Four Plays By Lillian Hellman (1942) 65 exemplars
Watch on the Rhine (1941) 61 exemplars
Candide: A Comic Operetta (1956) — Autor — 52 exemplars
The Little Foxes [1941 film] (1941) — Screenwriter — 51 exemplars
The Autumn Garden (1951) 46 exemplars
Another Part of the Forest (1947) 36 exemplars
Dead End [1937 film] (1937) — Screenwriter — 26 exemplars
The Chase [1966 film] (1966) — Screenwriter — 24 exemplars
Watch on the Rhine [1943 film] (1943) — Dialogue — 19 exemplars
The North Star [1943 film] (1943) — Screenwriter — 14 exemplars
Days to come (1936) 10 exemplars
Candide: Original 1956 Broadway Cast Recording (2003) — Lyricist — 8 exemplars
Montserrat, play in two acts (1950) 6 exemplars
My Mother, My Father, and Me (1963) 5 exemplars
The North Star (1943) 3 exemplars
These Three [1936 film] (2016) — Screenwriter — 3 exemplars
Autumn Garden (1951) 3 exemplars
Plays 2 exemplars
Julia (1994) 2 exemplars
The Dark Angel [1935 film] (1935) — Screenwriter — 2 exemplars
Skakavci 1 exemplars

Obres associades

106.000 dòlars, diner de sang (1943) — Introducció — 962 exemplars
The Norton Book of Women's Lives (1993) — Col·laborador — 411 exemplars
The Lark (1952) — Adapter, algunes edicions367 exemplars
Six Modern American Plays (1951) — Col·laborador — 276 exemplars
This Is My Best (1942) — Col·laborador — 188 exemplars
Sixteen Famous American Plays (1941) — Playwright — 187 exemplars
Famous American Plays of the 1950s (1962) — Col·laborador — 169 exemplars
Writers at Work 03 (1967) — Interviewee — 146 exemplars
The Literature of the American South: A Norton Anthology (1997) — Col·laborador — 99 exemplars
Twenty Best Plays of the Modern American Theatre (1939) — Col·laborador — 75 exemplars
Blood Money (1927) — Introducció, algunes edicions71 exemplars
Best American Plays: Third Series, 1945-1951 (1952) — Col·laborador — 69 exemplars
Four Contemporary American Plays (1961) — Col·laborador — 51 exemplars
Contemporary Drama - 11 Plays (1956) — Col·laborador — 46 exemplars
Julia [1977 film] (1993) — Original book — 36 exemplars
A Treasury of the Theatre: From Henrik Ibsen to Eugène Ionesco (1960) — Col·laborador — 33 exemplars
50 Best Plays of the American Theatre [4-volume set] (1969) — Col·laborador — 33 exemplars
The Gutting of Couffignal [short story] (1925) — Epíleg, algunes edicions16 exemplars
Toys in the Attic [1963 film] (1963) — Original play — 3 exemplars
50 Best Plays of the American Theatre, Volume 2 (1969) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars

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Nom normalitzat
Hellman, Lillian
Nom oficial
Hellman, Lillian Florence
Data de naixement
1905-06-20
Data de defunció
1984-06-30
Gènere
female
Nacionalitat
USA
Lloc de naixement
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Lloc de defunció
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA
Causa de la mort
cardiac arrest
Llocs de residència
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
New York, New York, USA
Hollywood, California, USA
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA
Educació
New York University
Columbia University
Professions
playwright
screenwriter
memoirist
Relacions
Hammett, Dashiell (partner)
Organitzacions
League of American Writers
Screen Writers Guild
Premis i honors
American Academy of Arts and Letters (1962)
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1960)
National Institute of Arts and Letters (1946)
Biografia breu
Lillian Hellman was a popular playwright whose most successful works were created between the 1930s and the 1960s. She also published several bestselling volumes of memoirs. Several of her plays were made into films. Ms. Hellman was equally famous for refusing to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1952, and for her long romantic relationship with Dashiell Hammett.
She also conducted a lengthy feud with writer Mary McCarthy.

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This was a re-read. I knew I liked the book but couldn't remember much about it except that Dashiell Hammett had been persecuted by Joe McCarthy. Now I know why I liked it. It's a gem. It presents numerous people from Hellman's life -- well drawn but with details missing, as they would be in normal life; we never know everything about another person. Hellman doesn't fill in those gaps. She lets us see for ourselves and judge for ourselves. There are hilarious parts (the condoms!) and wrenching ones (Julia) and intriguing and fascinating parts. This is a wonderful book.… (més)
 
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dvoratreis | Hi ha 10 ressenyes més | May 22, 2024 |
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Popdiggers | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Apr 28, 2024 |
#483 in our old book database. Not rated.
 
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Arthur Kober Screenwriter
Horton Foote Original play

Estadístiques

Obres
49
També de
26
Membres
3,972
Popularitat
#6,356
Valoració
3.9
Ressenyes
60
ISBN
151
Llengües
10
Preferit
13

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