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read Pentimento kindle å Paperback » randarenewables ↠ In this widely praised follow up to her National Book Award winning first volume of memoirs An Unfinished Woman the legendary playwright Lillian Hellman looks back at some of the people who wittingly or unwittingly exerted profound influence on her development aIn this widely praised follow up to her National Book Award winning first volume of memoirs An Unfinished Woman the legendary playwright Lillian Hellma Many times I buy a book based on the first page This is what I found in this book why I read it and why I love it stillOld paint on a canvas as it ages sometimes becomes transparent When that happens it is possible in some pictures to see the original lines a tree will show through a woman's dress a child makes way for a dog a large boat is no longer on an open sea That is called 'pentimento' because the painter 'repented' changed his mind Perhaps it would be as well to say that the old conception replaced by a later choice is a way of seeing and then seeing again from the introduction to Lillian Hellman's Pentimento

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N looks back at some of the people who wittingly or unwittingly exerted profound influence on her development as a woman and a writer The portraits inc This was a re read I knew I liked the book but couldn't remember much about it except that Dashiell Hammett had been persecuted by Joe McCarthy Now I know why I liked it It's a gem It presents numerous people from Hellman's life well drawn but with details missing as they would be in normal life; we never know everything about another person Hellman doesn't fill in those gaps She lets us see for ourselves and judge for ourselves There are hilarious parts the condoms and wrenching ones Julia and intriguing and fascinating parts This is a wonderful book

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PentimentoLude Hellman's recollection of a lifelong friendship that began in childhood reminiscences that formed the basis of the Academy Award winning film Juli Old paint on canvas as it ages sometimes becomes transparent When that happens it is possible in some pictures to see the original lines a tree will show through a woman's dress a child makes way for a dog a large boat is no longer on an open sea That is called pentimento because the painter repented changed his mind Perhaps it would be as well to say that the old conception replaced by a later choice is a way of seeing and then seeing againThis book consists of several long sketches from the author's past The pieces are informal She is scrupulously honest in only recording what she is certain she remembers This means big areas are not discussed You can see this tendency in the opening lines of the book above sometimes it is possible in some pictures She is very careful She is not an easy person to understand Her point of view is not simple and she does not represent herself as being consistent over time The main time period covered is before WWII although there is some from her childhood as well I wanted I wanted to know about her life and her point of view She is amazingly honest in her observationsHere is another bit that really grabbed me She has had a surprising conversation with a man she thought of as a friend I had not slept much that night waking up to read and to think about Arthur I was what he wanted to want did not want could not ever want and that must have put an end to an old dream about the kind of life that he would never have because he didn't really want it We have all done that about somebody or place or work and it's a sad day when you find out that it's not accident or time or fortune but yourself that kept things from you