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A Likely Story: One Summer with Lillian Hellman
Contributor(s): Mahoney, Rosemary (Author)
ISBN: 038547931X     ISBN-13: 9780385479318
Publisher: Anchor Books
OUR PRICE:   $12.75  
Product Type: Paperback
Published: November 1999
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Annotation: Now in paperback--from the author of the acclaimed Whoredom in Kimmage, a moving, controversial, and supremely intelligent memoir of a bright and vulnerable teenager's hellish summer job.
In 1978, Rosemary Mahoney, an aspiring young writer of seventeen, wrote her personal idol Lillian Hellman inquiring whether the famed woman of American letters might need domestic help for the summer. When Hellman responded affirmatively, Mahoney imagined an idyll on Martha's Vineyard of mentoring and friendship. But in reality Mahoney's summer unfolded into an exquisite and grueling exercise in humiliation at the hands of the acerbic Hellman and her retinue of celebrated acquaintances. By turns heartbreaking and uproariously funny, A Likely Story portrays the coming-of-age of a brilliant and troubled young woman--a universal tale of illusions shattered and an object lesson in the often misdirected search for heroes.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Biography & Autobiography | Literary Figures
- Biography & Autobiography | Women
- Biography & Autobiography | Historical
Dewey: B
Physical Information: 0.75" H x 5.21" W x 7.99" (0.55 lbs) 288 pages
Themes:
- Chronological Period - 1950-1999
- Chronological Period - 1970's
- Cultural Region - New England
- Cultural Region - Northeast U.S.
- Geographic Orientation - Massachusetts
- Seasonal - Summer