Elia Kazan: A Life

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Perseus Books Group, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 848 pages
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Elia Kazan's varied life and career is related here in his autobiography. He reveals his working relationships with his many collaborators, including Harold Clurman, Lee Strasberg, Clifford Odets, Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams, Marilyn Monroe, Marlon Brando, James Dean, John Steinbeck and Darryl Zanuck, and describes his directing style as he sees it, in terms of position, movement, pace, rhythm and his own limitations.

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User Review  - Lloyd Fassett - Goodreads

may 2013 - added to list Sept 2014 - listed in 5 Best list by John Lahr in Wall St Journal on Theater books Read full review

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User Review  - Sharron - Goodreads

This book is an amazing memoir of a fascinating life. He makes no excuses for himself in any arena, his treatment of lovers, his mistakes at work, and of course his testimony. However, I think he gets a bit long winded and parts of his private life are actually too detailed. Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Elia Kazan's work includes stage productions of A Streetcar Named Desire, Death of a Salesman, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof as well as films like On the Waterfront, East of Eden, and Splendor in the Grass. He is also the author of The Arrangement, America America, and The Assassins, among others.

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