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Beginnings : a memoir

Author: Horton Foote
Publisher: New York : Scribner, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Since 1939, Horton Foote, "the Chekhov of the small town," has chronicled with compassion and acuity the experience of American life both intimate and universal. His adaptation of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird and his original screen play Tender Mercies earned him Academy Awards. He has won a Pulitzer Prize, the Gold Medal for Drama from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the PEN/Laura Pels Foundation  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Foote, Horton.
Beginnings.
New York : Scribner, c2001
(OCoLC)648489337
Named Person: Horton Foote; Horton Foote
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Horton Foote
ISBN: 0743211154 9780743211154
OCLC Number: 47665024
Description: 270 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Horton Foote.
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The Pulitzer Prize and Oscar(-winning author recounts his arrival in 1930s New York as an aspiring young actor, and explores the roots of his beloved gift for storytelling.  Read more...

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