Scoundrel Time

Scoundrel Time

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Lillian Hellman is remembered not only as an accomplished playwright, an acclaimed memoirist, and an irrepressible curmudgeon, but as a controversial figure during the early days of the McCarthy era. In 1952, her refusal to become an informer for the House Un-American Activities Committee earned her a mix of respect and disdain, as well as a place on the Hollywood blacklist. This remarkable chronicle, the third and final volume of Hellman's memoirs, is a powerful evocation of her experiences during that volatile period. The cast of characters includes her longtime companion, the writer Dashiell Hammett; a slew of famous friends and colleagues; and a legendary pack of "scoundrels" - ruthless, ambitious politicians and the people who complied with their demands. Scoundrel Time is vintage Hellman: iconoclastic and enduring. 155 pages.
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ISBN: 9780316352949

Published Date: January 1, 1976

Publisher: Back Bay Books

Language: English

Page Count: 155

Size: 7.32" l x 4.78" w x 0.52" h