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Tom: The Unknown Tennessee Williams by Lyle…

Tom: The Unknown Tennessee Williams (original 1996; edition 1995)

by Lyle Leverich

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Title:Tom: The Unknown Tennessee Williams
Authors:Lyle Leverich
Info:Crown Publishers, New York (1995), Hardcover
Collections:Your library, Biography and Autobiography, Favorites, Nonfiction

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Tom : the unknown Tennessee Williams by Lyle Leverich (1996)



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I love biographies and this is one of the best by far. Lyle Leverich intended to write another bio about the elder Tom but he unfortunately passed away. Tennessee Williams was the most complex, talented playwright of the 20th century and his story is one of success and eventually of bitter failure. Fascinating! ( )
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The bedrock, authoritative account of the little-known early life of Tennessee Williams. "Plainly a work of distinction...It will be great service to Williams's reputation and among other things may bring more of the young to an appreciation of his achievement."--Arthur Miller. Black-and-white photographs.

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Considered by many to be the greatest artist of the American theatre, Tennessee Williams has been described by those who knew him as shy and aggressive, lucid and manic, accessible and elusive, kind and cruel, but always enigmatic. Until now, little has been known of Williams's youth and the true forces that influenced and helped create the persona of Tennessee Williams. The author chosen by the playwright himself as his biographer, has been given exclusive access to letters, diaries and journals, unpublished manuscripts, and family documents and has written the definitive biography of Williams's early life. He takes us through Williams's largely unknown life from the young, introspective schoolboy through his stalled academic career, the early success of his writing, the confusion over his sexuality, the growing certainty of his talent, to the brink of fame with The Glass Menagerie. Tom tells the story of the "unknown" years of the playwright's life, before Tom, the person, was eclipsed by Tennessee, the celebrated persona.… (more)

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