Pentimento Topics for Discussion

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When Beth went missing in New Orleans, who was she involved with? Who was responsible for Styrie's amputation? Who was responsible for Al's death? Could Bethe could have been involved with either incident?

Why did Lillian find Willy charming? Why did she think her Aunt Lily was the most interesting person in the family? What was wrong with Honey?

What does "pentimento" mean? How does the term apply to this book? What did it mean to Jimsie?

What is the one story in which Lillian Hellman changes the names of the main people? Why? Describe the main character on this story.

What was Lillian's favorite play? Why did the failure of her second play stay with her for her entire career? How did it impact the writing of her other plays?

What problems did Lillian have with the actress, Tallulah Bankhead? What was Tallulah...

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