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ISBN:0300167121
Author: Alan Ackerman
ISBN13: 978-0300167122
Title: Just Words: Lillian Hellman, Mary McCarthy, and the Failure of Public Conversation in America
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Language: English
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Publisher: Yale University Press; First Edition edition (June 28, 2011)
Pages: 376

Just Words: Lillian Hellman, Mary McCarthy, and the Failure of Public Conversation in America by Alan Ackerman



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Mary McCarthy preferred the old-fashioned way. You might not know this from her three divorces and the anatomical precision of her bedroom scenes, but she had a strong streak of cultural conservatism. She rejected feminism and lamented the disappearance of Latin from the schoolhouse.

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Lillian Hellman sued Mary McCarthy for libel over a single sentence For all its roots in the deep past, Ackerman shows the libel case. points the way forward to America’s present uncivil discourse. public conversation is now a full-contact sport. Brian Bethune, Macleans.

Alan Ackerman Just Words: Lillian Hellman, Mary McCarthy, and the Failure of Public Conversation in America Yale University Press, 2011.

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In an appearance on The Dick Cavett Show in 1980, the critic Mary McCarthy glibly remarked that every word author Lillian Hellman wrote was a lie, "including 'and' and 'the.'" Hellman immediately filed a libel suit, charging that McCarthy's comment was not a legitimate conversation on public issues but an attack on her reputation. This intriguing book offers a many-faceted examination of Hellman's infamous suit and explores what it tells us about tensions between privacy and self-expression, freedom and restraint in public language, and what can and cannot be said in public in America.