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The Kindness Of Strangers By Donald Spoto

The Kindness Of Strangers by Donald Spoto

Condition - Very Good
$28.49
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Summary

"This is the first complete, critical biography of Tennessee Williams (1911--1983), one of America's finest playwrights and the author of (among many important works) The Glass Menagerie, Summer and Smo"

The Kindness Of Strangers Summary

The Kindness Of Strangers: The Life Of Tennessee Williams by Donald Spoto

This is the first complete, critical biography of Tennessee Williams (1911-1983), one of America's finest playwrights and the author of (among many important works) The Glass Menagerie, Summer and Smoke, A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Suddenly Last Summer, and The Night of the Iguana. award-winning biographer Donald Spoto gives us not only a full and accurate account of Williams's life, he also reveals the intimate connections between the playwright's personal dramas and his remarkably autobiographical art. From his birth into a genteel Southern family, through his success, celebrity, and wealth, to his drug addictions, promiscuity, and creative struggles, Tennessee Williams lived a life as gripping as his plays. The Kindness of Strangers, based on Williams's own papers, his mother's diaries, and interviews with scores of friends, lovers, and professional associates, is, in the author's words, a portrait of "a man more disturbing, more dramatic, richer and more wonderful than any character he created."

About Donald Spoto

Donald Spoto is the author of many books, among them internationally best-selling biographies of Alfred Hitchcock, Laurence Olivier, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, James Dean, and Ingrid Bergman. He lives in Beverly Hills, California.

Table of Contents

* In the Shadow of the Church (19111928) * Ghosts (19281937) * In Transit (19381944) * "Ambitious, brilliant, unsettling-a work of honest reverence."Family Affairs (19441947) * Fidelities (19481952) * The Noon-Day Devil (19531957) * The Healing of Memories (19581962) * Dangerous Elements (19631969) * Endurance (19701976) * Kindness of Strangers (19771983)

Additional information

GOR008282658
9780306808050
0306808056
The Kindness Of Strangers: The Life Of Tennessee Williams by Donald Spoto
Used - Very Good
Paperback
INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
1997-08-22
448
N/A
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