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  - Donna Reiter - Goodreads

Wow. Thank goodness I read WILD by Cheryl Strayed before I attempted this weighty tome! With her "permission," I cut the book's last 200 pages off during my completion of those pages. The whole thing ... Read full review

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User Review  - Evelyn Marshall - Goodreads

This book is told from Kazan's POV. He is extremely candid about his struggles professionally and personally. I was hoping to learn a great deal, though, about his directorial skills, his talents that ... 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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