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When memoirs was first published in 1975, it created quite a bit of turbulence in the media--though long self-identified as a gay man, williams candour about his love life, sexual encounters, and drug use was found shocking in and of itself, and such revelations by americas greatest living playwright were called a raw display of private life by the new york times book review as it turns out, more than thirty years later, williams look back at his life is not quite so scandalous as it once seemed; he recalls his childhood in mississippi and st louis, his prolonged struggle as a starving artist, the overnight success of the glass menagerie in 1945, the death of his long-time companion frank merlo in 1962, and his confinement to a psychiatric ward in 1969 and subsequent recovery from alcohol and drug addiction, all with the same directness, compassion, and insight that epitomize his plays

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Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) is the acclaimed author of many books of letters, short stories, poems, essays, and a large collection of plays, including The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, Camino Real, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Orpheus Descending, The Night of the Iguana, and The Rose Tattoo.

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