Edward Albee: A Singular Journey : a Biography

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 448 pages
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Edward Albee won critical acclaim for such plays as 'The Zoo Story' and 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' This book describes Albee's life as the adopted child of rich, unloving parents and covers the highs and lows of his career.
  

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User Review  - Mark - Goodreads

Gussow does an excellent job of making his enigmatic subject knowable, human and in some cases noble. This informed and richly detailed bio is compulsively readable without being gossipy. The ... Read full review

Review: Edward Albee: A Singular Journey

User Review  - Erin Buchanan - Goodreads

Good, wonderful detailed story of his life....but so much information that I couldn't get through the whole thing, just skimmed a few chapters on periods that I wasn't too interested in... Read full review

Contents

Eddie
21
Santayanian Finesse
46
Albees Village Decade
72
Die ZooGeschichte
93
YAM
119
Mommy and Daddy
139
Blood under the Bridge
151
FAM
178
Into the Woods
298
The Lady Lolita and The Man Who
309
Frankie
336
A Tall Woman
344
A New Balance
375
A New Baby
388
Lost and Found
400
Acknowledgments
405

Our Balladand Travels with Steinbeck
194
The Play That Dare Not Speak Its Name
212
Taylor Burton Lehman
232
Balancing Act
247
Flanagan
272
Death and Life
282

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About the author (2001)

Mel Gussow is the author of books about Beckett, Pinter, and Stoppard and of "Theatre on the Edge: New Visions, New Voices." A longtime drama critic, he writes, about the arts for "The New York Times." He has been a winner of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the George Jean Nathan Award for dramatic criticism. He lives in New York City.

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