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“An intimate portrait of an excellent and beleaguered artist. the main specified, thorough and compassionate account but of the playwright’s formative years.” —San Francisco Chronicle “A impressive account of a tender man’s interesting trip to greatness. A grand imaginative and prescient of a posh creature. An engrossing and compulsive learn. destiny paintings has to be measured opposed to Leverich for many years to come.” —Theater Week

The riveting, revelatory, and sole licensed account of the severe first a long time of Tennessee Williams's existence. Tennessee Williams, writer of such indelible masterpieces because the Glass Menagerie and A Streetcar Named hope, is taken into account by way of many to be the best literary artist of the yank theater. Tom is Lyle Leverich's definitive account in accordance with his unique entry to letters, diaries, unpublished manuscripts, and kin records of Williams's youth and of the occasions that formed this such a lot autobiographical of dramatists. It tells the tale of the marital traumas of his bullying father and overly protecting mom, the psychological problems that institutionalized his liked sister Rose, his stalled educational profession, and his stressed sexuality and early successes as a author; and it leaves Thomas Lanier Williams on the point of status with The Glass Menagerie and his transformation into the distinguished personality of "Tennessee."

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