1. Maureen Corrigan reviews Alice Kessler-Harris’ new biography of Lillian Hellman. An excerpt:”Born in New Orleans into a Jewish family, Lillian Hellman came of age in the Roaring ’20s, liberated by flappers and Freud. Hellman drank like a fish, swore like a sailor and slept around like, well, like most of the men in her literary circle, chief among them Dashiell Hammett, with whom she had an open relationship spanning three decades. She was, recalled one observer, a “tough broad … the kind of girl who can take the tops off bottles with her teeth.” View in High-Res

    Maureen Corrigan reviews Alice Kessler-Harris’ new biography of Lillian Hellman. An excerpt:”Born in New Orleans into a Jewish family, Lillian Hellman came of age in the Roaring ’20s, liberated by flappers and Freud. Hellman drank like a fish, swore like a sailor and slept around like, well, like most of the men in her literary circle, chief among them Dashiell Hammett, with whom she had an open relationship spanning three decades. She was, recalled one observer, a “tough broad … the kind of girl who can take the tops off bottles with her teeth.”

  2. lillian hellman

    alice kessler-harris

    book review

    maureen corrigan