Scoundrel Time

Author(s): Lillian Hellman; Garry Wills (Commentaries by)

Literary biography

In 1952, Hellman joined the ranks of intellectuals and artists called before Congress to testify about political subversion. Terrified yet defiant, Hellman refused to incriminate herself or others, and managed to avoid trial. Nonetheless the experience brought devastating controversy and loss. First published in 1972, her retelling of the time features a remarkable cast of characters, including her lover, novelist Dashiell Hammett, a slew of famous friends and colleagues, and a pack of "scoundrels" -- ruthless, ambitious politicians and the people who complied with their demands.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780333211014
  • : Macmillan Publishers Limited
  • : Macmillan Publishers Limited
  • : January 1976
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Hardback
  • : very good
  • : 172
  • : Lillian Hellman; Garry Wills (Commentaries by)