Book Discussion on A Difficult Woman

Alice Kessler-Harris recounts the life of playwright and political activist Lillian Hellman (1905-1984). She was the author of numerous… read more

Alice Kessler-Harris recounts the life of playwright and political activist Lillian Hellman (1905-1984). She was the author of numerous politically and socially infused plays, including The Children’s Hour and Little Foxes. The author reports that Ms. Hellman was an unapologetic leftist who refused to supply names upon her testimony to the House Un-American Activities Committee; she wrote to the Committee in 1952, “I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit the year’s fashion.” Alice Kessler-Harris responded to questions from members of the audience at Books & Books in Coral Gables, Florida. close

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Book Discussion on A Difficult Woman

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306288-1
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Location:
Coral Gables, Florida, United States
First Aired:
Jun 2, 2012
Last Aired:
Aug 28, 2012

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  • Jun 02, 2012 | 9:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 02, 2012 | 4:45pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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  • Aug 27, 2012 | 9:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 28, 2012 | 1:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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