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Memoirs

Author: Tennessee Williams
Publisher: New York : New Directions, 2006.
Series: New Directions paperbook, 1048.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When Memoirs was first published in 1975, it created quite a bit of turbulence in the mediathough long self-identified as a gay man, Williams' candor about his love life, sexual encounters, and drug use was found shocking in and of itself, and such revelations by America's greatest living playwright were called "a raw display of private life" by The New York Times Book Review. As it turns out, thirty years later,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Tennessee Williams; Tennessee Williams
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tennessee Williams
ISBN: 0811216691 9780811216692
OCLC Number: 70284408
Notes: Originally published: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1975. With a new introd.
Includes index.
Description: xix, 274 pages, [64] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series Title: New Directions paperbook, 1048.
Responsibility: Tennessee Williams ; introduction by John Waters.
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When Memoirs was first published in 1975, it created quite a bit of turbulence in the mediathough long self-identified as a gay man, Williams' candor about his love life, sexual encounters, and drug use was found shocking in and of itself, and such revelations by America's greatest living playwright were called "a raw display of private life" by The New York Times Book Review. As it turns out, thirty years later, Williams' look back at his life is not quite so scandalous as it once seemed; he recalls his childhood in Mississippi and St. Louis, his prolonged struggle as a "starving artist," the "overnight" success of The Glass Menagerie in 1945, the death of his long-time companion Frank Merlo in 1962, and his confinement to a psychiatric ward in 1969 and subsequent recovery from alcohol and drug addiction, all with the same directness, compassion, and insight that epitomize his plays. (Barnes & Noble).

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