Lillian (Florence) Hellman Biography

This Biography consists of approximately 42 pages of information about the life of Lillian (Florence) Hellman.
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Dictionary of Literary Biography on Lillian (Florence) Hellman

At Lillian Hellman's funeral, John Hersey, referring to the title of Hellman's 1969 volume of memoirs, An Unfinished Woman, declared that Hellman was at last a finished woman. Just as some of her plays enjoy periodic revivals, however, Hellman's reputation, dramatic writings, and memoirs continue to be reexamined and reevaluated. The classification of her plays as "well-made" and "melodramas" has been challenged by many who believe her plays cannot be easily categorized. The veracity of Hellman's memoirs continues to be questioned. Since her death Hellman has been the subject of two plays, a television movie, a documentary, and several biographies; interest in her life at times seems to eclipse interest in her drama. Yet, her contributions to the American stage cannot be ignored. Her unflinching examination of individuals' actions and their consequences, her fully realized characters speaking realistic dialogue, and her ability to bring her characters to a...

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