Pentimento by Lillian HellmanPentimento by Lillian Hellman


byLillian Hellman

Paperback | February 15, 2000

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In this widely praised follow-up to her National Book Award-winning first volume of memoirs, An Unfinished Woman, the legendary playwright Lillian Hellman looks back at some of the people who, wittingly or unwittingly, exerted profound influence on her development as a woman and a writer. The portraits include Hellman's recollection of a lifelong friendship that began in childhood, reminiscences that formed the basis of the Academy Award-winning film Julia.
Playwright Lillian Hellman was born in New Orleans 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 mixed social, political, and moral issues along with...
Title:PentimentoFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:February 15, 2000Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316352888

ISBN - 13:9780316352888


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Years after her death, Lillian Hellman remains very much alive through her works in the theatre, the reminiscences of those who knew her and film and book treatments of her life. Pentimento is Hellman`s autobiographical work, a memoir through portraits of the men and women who influenced her development as a woman and writer. One of the portraits formed the basis of the film Julia, and the book`s predecessor, An Unfinished Woman, won the National Book Award. Pentimento is marvelously entertaining and provides an honest portrait of a legend.