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Loitering with Intent: O'Toole, Peter

Loitering with Intent

O'Toole, Peter

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ISBN 10: 1562828231 / ISBN 13: 9781562828233
Published by Hyperion, New York, 1993
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Signed by the actor on the title page, book and jacket with only very edgewear. . First Printing. Near Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 10000000002702

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Title: Loitering with Intent

Publisher: Hyperion, New York

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Author

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

The popular actor describes his youth in northern England, his father, his mother, the difficulty of a wartime childhood, the impression of the war, his education, and his introduction to drama.

Review:

Amazingly, this second volume of Peter O'Toole's memoirs (the first was Loitering with Intent: The Child, published in March 1995) covers only three years of the actor's life; even more amazingly, it's a wonderful read. If he hadn't been such a prodigiously gifted actor, O'Toole could have made it as a writer. His prose is discursive, freewheeling, multilayered, and fairly bursting with exuberant vitality. Loitering with Intent: The Apprentice covers O'Toole's years in the early 1950s at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where he studied his craft, hobnobbed with fellow students (including Albert Finney, with whom he formed a lifelong friendship), and made rakish, footloose excursions around London. It's hard to say whether he had more fun in the living of it or the retelling, but both are a pleasure for the reader to behold.

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