Hellman and Hammett: The Legendary Passion of Lillian Hellman and Dashiell Hammett
Playwright Lillian Hellman and author Dashiell Hammett are two of the 20th century's most intriguing literary personalities. The scintillating details of their unconventional relationship are revealed by a NEW YORK TIMES bestselling biographer who not only knew Hellman, but had unprecedented access to her personal papers and closest friends. photos.
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Hellman and Hammett: the legendary passion of Lillian Hellman and Dashiell HammettUser Review - Book Verdict
Mellen, who has written biographies of Kay Boyle, Bobby Knight, and Marilyn Monroe, was able to use in her latest work material that was not available to previous biographers of Lillian Hellman and Dashiel Hammett. As a result, there will be surprises in store for readers of the romanticized versions of events chronicled in Hellman's memoirs (An Unfinished Woman, 1969; Pentimento, 1973) and works based on her writing (Julia, 1976) or written with her approval. Mellen delivers a searing view of two gifted and tousled writers and their turbulent relationship. Though the book is not a mudfest celebrity bio, it does vividly portray Hellman and Hammett as a couple of mating hellcats rather than the fiery, virtuous, intellectual lovers we've come to know from previous representations. Recommended for biography and literature collections.--Denise Johnson, Bradley Univ. Lib., Peoria, Ill.
Review: Hellman and Hammett: Lillian Hellman and Dashiel Hammett; Art, Politics, Love, WarUser Review - Goodreads
What an odd, damaged pair they made, Lillian Hellman and Dashiell Hammett. Both came from families dominated by lying, philandering fathers. Dash idolized his much put-upon mother and hated his father ...