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Reconstructs the life and death of the British comic playwright often considered the direct successor to Wilde, Shaw, and Coward--who was murdered by his homosexual lover at the age of thirty-four
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"As good as literary biography gets." --"The New York Times Book Review" "Sensationally exciting." --"Newsweek" "An important and illuminating book . . . Lahr writes beautifully." --David Mamet, "Chicago Tribune"
As good as literary biography gets. "The New York Times Book Review" Sensationally exciting. "Newsweek" An important and illuminating book . . . Lahr writes beautifully. David Mamet, "Chicago Tribune""
The classic biography of Joe Orton, originally chosen Book of the Year by Truman Capote and Nobel Prize-winning novelist Patrick White when it first appeared in 1978. Lahr chronicles Orton's working-class childhood and stage struck adolescence, the scandals and disasters of his early professional years, and the brief, glittering success of his blistering comedies, ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE, LOOT, and WHAT THE BUTLER SAW.
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