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Tom: The Unknown Tennessee Williams

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Tom: The Unknown Tennessee Williams

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Lyle Leverich
publisher:
W.W. Norton
genre:
Biography, Nonfiction

We gave it an A

Tennessee Williams’ unreconciled homosexuality, narrowly averted lobotomy, and incessant nomadism are all part of Tom: The Unknown Tennessee Williams, this juicy, definitive portrait, the first of two volumes by Lyle Leverich. Reads like a psychological novel and ends like a cliff-hanger, with A Streetcar Named Desire about to bring Williams ”the catastrophe of success.” A