Tom by Lyle Leverich
The Unknown Tennesse Williams

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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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Published October 17, 1995 by Crown. 644 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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Leverich places the writer's homosexuality in context, acknowledging it as a fundamental aspect of his personality but avoiding other biographers' tendency to make it the sole wellspring of his art, which Leverich convincingly argues owed at least as much to such literary influences as D.H.

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After a protracted squabble over private papers with the playwright's estate, Leverich delivers this hefty but only slightly bloated first volume of a projected two-volume life of Tennessee Williams (

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After a protracted squabble over private papers with the playwright's estate, Leverich delivers this hefty but only slightly bloated first volume of a projected two-volume life of Tennessee Williams (1911-1983).

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PW gave a starred review to this first of a projected two-volume biography, calling its information ""impressive,"" its style ""compulsively readable."" (Apr.)

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The first of two volumes, Tom: The Unknown Tennessee Williams is a juicy, definitive portrait of the playwright as a talented, troubled young man reads like a psychological novel and ends like a cliff-hanger — with A Streetcar Named Desire about to bring Williams ''the catastrophe of success.'' ...

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Reads like a psychological novel and ends like a cliff-hanger, with A Streetcar Named Desire about to bring Williams ''the catastrophe of success.'' A Originally posted Apr 18, 1997 Published in issue #375 Apr 18, 1997 Order article reprints

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