Book Reviews of Pentimento

Author: Lillian Hellman
ISBN-13: 9780451077592
ISBN-10: 0451077598
Publication Date: 10/4/1977
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Book Type: Paperback
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Memoir that takes another look at several phases of her life from puberty through the death of Hammett. Well written, no holds barred. This, I believe, should be considered a classic in the genre of memoirs.
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Makes you laugh. Great Wit.
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Memoirs of an amazing writer. Fascinating.
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"A marvel, the kind of book that happens only once."
-Chicago Tribune
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Diary like submissions from the life of Lillian Hellman.
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I picked up a couple of books today from the 'free' book truck at the branch library with the intention of adding them to the bookshelf at the old soldiers' home.
I read a chapter in each, first Ms. Winterson's Oranges Are The Only Fruit, about an English girl who is very active in her parish. The chapter I read on the bus does have its moments, but I liked the chapter I read from Lillian Hellman's 1974 'Pentimento' better.
I read 'Bethe' and it is also quite literary but I enjoyed it more. The book collects Ms. Hellman's essays centered around various uncommon people she has known.
Although both books seem to have been unread until I picked them up, I would imagine Ms. Winterson's 1985 book is much more honored by English majors. There are copies listed on PBS of Ms. Hellman's book vs. 3 wishes for Ms. Winterson's book, so I will mail it out to someone who will appreciate it.