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Memoirs
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.2276  Tuesday, 2 December 2003

[1]     From:   Robin Hamilton <
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        Date:   Monday, 1 Dec 2003 13:15:20 -0000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.2260 Memoirs

[2]     From:   Robin Hamilton <
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        Date:   Monday, 1 Dec 2003 13:46:43 -0000
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.2260 Memoirs


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From:           Robin Hamilton <
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Date:           Monday, 1 Dec 2003 13:15:20 -0000
Subject: 14.2260 Memoirs
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.2260 Memoirs

>"The God that Failed" for eighth-graders in 2003? Good heavens! If you
>must, why not Lillian Hellman's "Scoundrel Time" (1976). You could then
>throw in some Dashiell Hammett, which I'm sure they'd like.
>
>Best,
>Hugh Grady

I'd absolutely +adore+ to throw in some Hammett -- the Library of
America have just (their latest) [re]printed the Continental Op stories.

Robin Hamilton

[To be honest, I don't have that much time for Hellman.  She tended to
write-up her time with Dash retrospectively.]

Few enough came out of the Senator Joe years with any credit, but
Hammett sure was one.

Chessman, Cell 2455 Death Row

{Actually, Memoirs/R/Uz, there's a Hammett piece, or pieces, not the
noir detective fiction but when he was mildly serious, where he (i)
reprises his experience, post-McCarthy, in the Great Patriotic War, and
(ii) another where he listens to a sharecropper.

Then, if we're +really+ racking back down the track on Hard Left
memoirs, Jack London ...

Bet the kids would absolutely *love* this ...

<g>

R2}

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From:           Robin Hamilton <
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Date:           Monday, 1 Dec 2003 13:46:43 -0000
Subject: 14.2260 Memoirs
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.2260 Memoirs

>"The God that Failed" for eighth-graders in 2003? Good heavens! If you
>must, why not Lillian Hellman's "Scoundrel Time" (1976). You could then
>throw in some Dashiell Hammett, which I'm sure they'd like.

Off-spins from _The God That Failed_:

            (neither, admittedly, memoirs) --

    Ignazio Silone, _The Secret of Luca_.

... and more obviously:

    Arthur Koestler, _Light At Noon_.

{soreeee ... Darkness.}

RH

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