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The Resource Just words : Lillian Hellman, Mary McCarthy, and the failure of public conversation in America, Alan Ackerman

Just words : Lillian Hellman, Mary McCarthy, and the failure of public conversation in America, Alan Ackerman

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Just words : Lillian Hellman, Mary McCarthy, and the failure of public conversation in America
Title
Just words
Title remainder
Lillian Hellman, Mary McCarthy, and the failure of public conversation in America
Statement of responsibility
Alan Ackerman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
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Ackerman, Alan L.
Dewey number
346.73/034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Hellman, Lillian
  • McCarthy, Mary
  • Trials (Libel)
  • Television talk shows
  • Libel and slander
  • Freedom of speech
  • Politics and literature
Label
Just words : Lillian Hellman, Mary McCarthy, and the failure of public conversation in America, Alan Ackerman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- Libel and life-writing -- Language lessons -- Words of love -- Choice words and political dramas -- Criticism versus libel -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn743097079
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 361 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300171808
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)743097079
Label
Just words : Lillian Hellman, Mary McCarthy, and the failure of public conversation in America, Alan Ackerman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- Libel and life-writing -- Language lessons -- Words of love -- Choice words and political dramas -- Criticism versus libel -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn743097079
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 361 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300171808
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)743097079

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