Heroes of American Literature #19


Lillian Hellman

3 comments:

de Selby said...

She is so beautiful.

gerry said...

does she look a little like Keith Richards or is it my idea?

Bill said...

I don't know if it is fair to say she was a hero. She said some some fine things, but she just about broke Mary McCarthy with the libel suit-- and was shown in that suit to have been, in fact, a liar. She was Dorothy Parker's executor, but although Parker left her estate to Martin Luther King Hellman contested the distribution. Somehow, to me, having written "The Little Foxes" doesn't make up for these things.