Hellman and Hammett: The Legendary Passion of Lillian Hellman and Dashiell Hammett

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HarperPerennial, Jun 29, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 624 pages
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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 Hammett

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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 ... Read full review

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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 ... Read full review


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Joan Mellen is Professor of English and Creative Writing at Temple University. Among her books are "Voices from the Japanese Cinema" (1975), "The Waves at Genji's Door: Japan Through Its Cinema" (1976) and the dual biography "Hellman and Hammett: The Legendary Passion of Lilian Hellman and Dashiell Hammett "(1996).

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