Ron Rosenbaum, Writer

September 29, 2007

At Last Someone Does Justice to the Tania Head Story and…

Filed under: Uncategorized — ronrosenbaumwriter @ 10:58 am

..it’s no surprise it’s the great New York columnist Jim Dwyer.

If you read my post below you’ll understand how resonant and important I think this story is. On its own and as a way of understanding post-9/11 culture. How cannily Tania Head, the 9/11 “survivor” fabulist diagnosed what a sentimentalizing culture wanted to hear and served it up on a big phony platter.

Buit Dwyer comes up with the kind of brilliant parallel–Lillian Hellman and “Julia”–that makes me incredibly envious as a writer. Don’t miss it.

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1 Comment »

  1. Ron, you’re right to be envious. What a fantastic connection.

    I met Hellman once, decades ago, at the memorial service for legendary Hollywood producer Hannah Weinstein. “Joe Hill” was playing over the loudspeaker as the royal Hellman was wheeled in her chair into a small decorated banquet room in … the Beverly Wilshire.

    (the “help” scurried to attendance)

    Comment by Roger L. Simon — September 29, 2007 @ 2:23 pm | Reply


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