Before her Time ! Jul 13, 2007
This heady autobiography paints a picture of a "forties" woman years ahead of her time ! Her unique talent , especially in drama, was the perception and delineation of the hidden societal "tabus" ! Her alliance with another great talent, Dashell Hammett, writer of the detective story series, resulted in "sparks flying" , personally and in their literary careers. How she adapts to this unsteady relationship, and gains from his attention and skills, forms the bulk of this fascinating autobiography. Written with honesty and pathos for the ill fated love of her life, Lillian Hellman carries on ! You will enjoy this look into their private lives !