TOM: The Unknown Tennessee Williams [SIGNED]. Tennessee Williams, Thomas Lanier Williams.
TOM: The Unknown Tennessee Williams [SIGNED]
TOM: The Unknown Tennessee Williams [SIGNED]
TOM: The Unknown Tennessee Williams [SIGNED]
TOM: The Unknown Tennessee Williams [SIGNED]

TOM: The Unknown Tennessee Williams [SIGNED]

New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1995. First Edition. Hardcover. A Near Fine copy of the first edition, first printing (small bump to the rear board's upper leading corner, light shelf-soiling to the closed page block's top and bottom edges), in a Near Fine dust jacket (prior seller's pencil note), SIGNED BY LYLE LEVERICH on the title page; Leverich, a theatrical producer, was chosen by Tennessee Williams [Thomas Lanier Williams]. While much was known about Tennessee Williams' life as a famous Playwright, little was generally known about his earlier years until this Prize-Winning Biography was written. In it, Leverich covers the first 34 years of the great Playwright's life, thus revealing the emotional and familial progenitors of his creativity. The Biography ends on a high-note of Williams' professional life: the triumphant Broadway opening of ''The Glass Menagerie.'' The book won the George Freedley Award as the best theater book of the year, and of it, Edward Albee described this Biography as an ''extraordinary and invaluable critical biography,'' and and noted that: ''There are two people in this world who are most instrumental in furthering Tennessee Williams's reputation, and they are Tennessee Williams and Lyle Leverich.'' Playwright Arthur Miller Arthur Miller described it as ''a rare work of the greatest importance to American culture" and Publishers Weekly called it "...a compulsively readable story." Leverich wrote candidly about the great man's life, perhaps in part because Williams had told him: ''You can always say the old hound dog could be a son of a bitch and you won't be wide of the mark.'' A Very Good + to Near Fine copy, SIGNED BY LYLE LEVERICH. Very good + / near fine. Item #3133

Price: $45.00