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John Osborne : the many lives of the angry young man

Author: John Heilpern
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Based on intimate journals and letters, a biography of the late dramatist explores his youth, brief journalism career, work in the theater, and his turbulent personal life, and offers a critical analysis of his contributions to twentieth-century theater.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Heilpern, John.
John Osborne.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2007
(OCoLC)608018724
Online version:
Heilpern, John.
John Osborne.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2007
(OCoLC)608923248
Named Person: John Osborne; John Osborne; John Osborne; John Osborne, Schriftsteller.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Heilpern
ISBN: 0375403159 9780375403156
OCLC Number: 70208086
Notes: Originally published: London : Chatto & Windus, 2006.
Description: xv, 527 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The Hurst --
A patriot for us --
Mother and son --
"Every day is mother's day to me" --
Father and son --
The naked Christ --
Why Ozzy was expelled from school --
The first father figure --
The apprentice actor in search of a home --
What is truth and what is fable? --
Aunt Edna's knitting needles --
The apprentice playwright in search of an audience --
First love, first marriage --
First divorce --
A subject of scandal and concern --
The father reclaims the son --
Proceed to Texas --
Critics --
Context is all --
Three prize victims --
Success --
A typical night on Montana Street --
Take my wife--
puhleeze! --
Good, brave causes --
Damn you, England --
"The biggest floperoo ever" --
Runaway lovers --
Another perfect house party --
The case of Osborne's son --
Spiritual longing --
Third marriage --
Inadmissible evidence --
A patriot for me --
The death of George Devine --
Breakdown --
The real thing --
My dear Tony --
Lost illusions --
"The chapter of accidents" --
Watch it come down --
A better class of person --
Country matters --
What happened to Nolan --
En route to Shropshire --
Strindberg's man in England --
Déjàvu --
The end --
Epilogue and the search for faith.
Responsibility: John Heilpern.
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Based on intimate journals and letters, a biography of the late dramatist explores his youth, brief journalism career, work in the theater, and his turbulent personal life, and offers a critical analysis of his contributions to twentieth-century theater.

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