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A Life

Kazan, Elia

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ISBN 10: 0394559533 / ISBN 13: 9780394559537
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1988
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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SIGNED by Author 1st edition . No names or other markings. Tight in Fine condition with jacket in Near Fine condition. A Life is the autobiograhy of the famous stage and screen director and novelist Elia Kazan. With famous works in the theater. "This is the best autobiography I've read by a prominent American in I don't know how many years." ; 8vo.; 848 pp pages Signed by Author; Bookseller Inventory # 4979

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Title: A Life

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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The noted stage and film director and novelist recounts his long, eventful life--from Turkish boyhood to American success--and his career, sharing his experiences with other other stage and screen notables

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One of the most important theater autobiographies of the 1980s, Elia Kazan: A Life, has finally been released in paperback. The extra decade adds to the book's poignancy and its value: a history of backstage personalities and politics in the 20th century is included in this release. Elia Kazan was a founding member of the Group Theatre, was among those shouting "Strike! Strike!" on the legendary opening night of Waiting for Lefty, directed the two greatest Broadway dramas ever--Death of the Salesman and A Streetcar Named Desire--and earned countless other credits, but he also played a flawed role in the greatest real-life moral drama of his era: the McCarthy Communist witch hunts of the 1950s. Kazan offered names to the House Un-American Activities Committee. He cut his conscience to fit the fashion of the time, and his conscience continues to bleed. Though this book is framed, like so much of Kazan's best stage and film work, as a lifelong search for man's proper relationship to society, the book serves as a massive explanation and apologia for Kazan's one monumental lapse. He lived his life intensely, a life in which a single word could transform you, where a misdeed might be "never forgotten or forgiven." Such were the times, and Kazan captures them with appropriate drama.

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