Taboo in the Next Room: Lesbian Suicide in Lillian Hellman’s The Children’s Hour
This article argues that Lillian Hellman’s play The Children’s Hour (1934) conflates two taboos: lesbianism and suicide. In so doing, the play creates a space of irresolution that suggests an inherent instability in the process of the taboo.
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