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Three: An Unfinished Woman, Pentimento, Scoundrel Time
Three An Unfinished Woman Pentimento Scoundrel Time Author:Lillian Hellman In 1969, long celebrated as a playwright of classic stature, Lillian Hellman published An Unfinished Woman, the first of her three books of portraits and recollections. It was followed in 1973 by Pentimento, and in 1976 by Scoundrel Time. Each was acclaimed as it appeared, and widely read; all three have continued to win an ever increasing audie... more »nce who finds in their pages a candor, intelligence, and descriptive power that make their author unforgettable. Entering upon "a second career as a writer", Miss Hellman has, in the words of the critic Richard Poirier, "achieved a redirection of energies unprecedented in our literature."
Now these three famous memoirs are brought together for the first time in a single volume - the texts exactly as first published, but with new commentaries by the author that are as vivid and memorable as anything she has written. "I tried in these books to tell the truth. I did not fool with facts. But, of course, that is a shallow definition of the truth. I see now, in rereading, that I kept much from myself, not always, but sometimes. And so sometimes in this edition I have tried to correct that." Reading the three books in succession in this new form will be a stimulating and rewarding experience, even to readers already familiar with them, and for new readers here is the definitive edition of a modern masterpiece.« less