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The Diaries of Kenneth Tynan By John Lahr

The Diaries of Kenneth Tynan

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A brilliant and feared critic, Kenneth Tynan was a nabob of the National Theatre alongside Laurence Olivier, and he was also the daring impresario who created "Oh Calcutta". This work features his diaries that remind older readers of a man whose reputation as the greatest critic of the twentieth century is still unchallenged.

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The Diaries of Kenneth Tynan by John Lahr

A brilliant and feared critic, Kenneth Tynan was a nabob of the National Theatre alongside Laurence Olivier, and he was also the daring impresario who created "Oh Calcutta". He was a notorious eccentric, a louche sophisticate: connoisseur of cuisine, wine, literature and women. Where else could you find such a judicious blend of aesthetics, theatre lore, love, marriage, sex and politics? These sizzling diaries will remind older readers of a man whose reputation as the greatest critic of the twentieth century is still unchallenged and introduce younger readers to an electrifying writer who simply could not be boring.

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The Diaries of Kenneth Tynan Reviews


"Kenneth Tynan is about to become a star...his scandalous diaries are a confessional cross between the two Alans, Clark and Bennett" Scotland on Sunday 'No one, they say, ever erected a statue to a critic, but Kenneth Tynan has bequeathed something even larger to posterity: a legendary life" Michael Billington, Guardian 'The Diaries of Kenneth Tynan don't half dish the dirt...Packed with scandal and salacious anecdotes about his famous friends and, believe me, it is premier-cru gossip, these diaries are a testament to his flamboyant wit' Tatler

About John Lahr


John Lahr has been writing about theatre and popular culture for The New Yorker since 1992. He is the author of sixteen books, among them NOTES ON A COWARDLY LION: THE BIOGRAPHY OF BERT LAHR, PRICK UP YOUR EARS: THE BIOGRAPHY OF JOE ORTON, DAME EDNA EVERAGE AND THE RISE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION, and SHOW AND TELL.

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GOR000857832
The Diaries of Kenneth Tynan by John Lahr
John Lahr
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2002-09-16
448
0747558418
9780747558415
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