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Five O'Clock Angel: Letters of Tennessee Williams to Maria St. Just, 1948-1982

Williams, Tennessee, and St. Just, Maria

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ISBN 10: 0394564278 / ISBN 13: 9780394564272
Published by Knopf, New York, 1990
Condition: good, good
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25 cm, 407, illus., index, rough edges at bottom of several pages, ink notation on front endpaper. Commentary by Maria St. Just. Preface by Elia Kazan. Correspondence between the American playwright and the Russian-born ballerina and actress (the inspiration for Maggie in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"). Bookseller Inventory # 36987

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Title: Five O'Clock Angel: Letters of Tennessee ...

Publisher: Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 1990

Book Condition: good, good

Edition: First Edition. First? Printing.

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Letters written over the course of three decades shed light on Williams' works, his friends and colleagues, and his dependency on alcohol and drugs

From Publishers Weekly:

Tennessee Williams and Maria Britneva met in London in 1948 and remained close friends and correspondents until the former's death in 1983. The Russian emigre, later Lady St. Just, was someone he could confide in and laugh with. Few of her letters to him have survived, but hundreds of Williams's letters to her are printed here with her comments, recollections and diary entries. He discusses his plays and their characters, productions at home and abroad, travels, relatives, colleagues, lovers, friends--Claire Bloom, Marlon Brando, Carson McCullers, Anna Magnani, Anthony Quinn, Vanessa Redgrave and Gore Vidal among them--and also talks about his dependence on alcohol and drugs, his fears and satisfactions, depressions and passions. Williams, however, was not one of the great literary letter-writers, and this collection will likely appeal only to his enthusiasts. Photos.
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