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The Resource Tennessee Williams : mad pilgrimage of the flesh, John Lahr

Tennessee Williams : mad pilgrimage of the flesh, John Lahr

Label
Tennessee Williams : mad pilgrimage of the flesh
Title
Tennessee Williams
Title remainder
mad pilgrimage of the flesh
Statement of responsibility
John Lahr
Title variation
Mad pilgrimage of the flesh
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A biography of one of America's greatest playwrights describes his public persona as well as his personal life, including conflicts with his family, his sexuality and multiple affairs, and his misreported death
  • Here, celebrated drama critic John Lahr gives intimate access to the mind of one of the most brilliant dramatists of his century, whose plays reshaped the American theater and the nation's sense of itself. This astute, deeply researched biography sheds light on Williams's warring family, his guilt, his creative triumphs and failures, his sexuality and numerous affairs, his misreported death, even the shenanigans surrounding his estate. With vivid cameos of the formative influences in Williams's life, this book is as much a biography of the man as it is a trenchant exploration of his plays and the tortured process of bringing them to stage and screen. Lahr explores how Williams's relationships informed his work and how the resulting success brought turmoil to his personal life. Lahr captures not just his tempestuous public persona but also his backstage life, where his agent Audrey Wood and the director Elia Kazan play major roles, and Marlon Brando, Anna Magnani, Bette Davis, Maureen Stapleton, Diana Barrymore, and Tallulah Bankhead have scintillating walk-on parts. This is a theater biography like no other.--From publisher description
Summary
A biography of one of America's most treasured playwrights describes the writer's public persona as well as his more personal life, including conflicts with his family, his sexuality and multiple affairs and even his misreported death
Storyline
Writing style
Award
  • Lambda Literary Award for Gay Memoir/Biography
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography, 2014.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10351874
Cataloging source
DLC
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1941-
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Lahr, John
Dewey number
  • 812/.54
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3545.I5365
LC item number
Z7326 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Williams, Tennessee
  • Dramatists, American
Target audience
adult
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mad pilgrimage of the flesh
Label
Tennessee Williams : mad pilgrimage of the flesh, John Lahr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [617]-730) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Blood-hot and personal -- The heart can't wait -- The erotics of absence -- Fugitive mind -- Thunder of disintegration -- Beanstalk country -- Kookhood -- Waving and drowning -- The long farewell -- The sudden subway
Control code
20267333
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 765 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393021240
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014022281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn881498656
  • (OCoLC)881498656
Label
Tennessee Williams : mad pilgrimage of the flesh, John Lahr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [617]-730) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Blood-hot and personal -- The heart can't wait -- The erotics of absence -- Fugitive mind -- Thunder of disintegration -- Beanstalk country -- Kookhood -- Waving and drowning -- The long farewell -- The sudden subway
Control code
20267333
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 765 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393021240
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014022281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn881498656
  • (OCoLC)881498656

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