‘Could this be the best theater book I’ve ever read? It just might be. Tennessee Williams had two great pieces of luck. Elia Kazan to direct his work and now John Lahr to make thrilling sense of his life’
John Guare, author of Six Degrees of Separation, House of Blue Leaves, Atlantic City
‘John Lahr’s brilliant and seamless book, Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh is a labor of the profoundest love, and it comes from the heart and mind of one of our greatest theatre writers.’
Andre Bishop, Artistic director of Lincoln Center Repertory Theatre
‘Swear-to-god, it’s the most original, insightful, thrilling biography I’ve ever read!’
‘A MAGNIFICENT work. Mesmerizing, illuminating and heartbreaking.’
Andre Gregory, director, My Dinner with Andre, Vanya on 42nd Street, Alice in Wonderland.
‘Unsurpassable. An eloquent, spellbinding narrative that emerges as an instant classic.’
Ron Chernow, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of George Washington: A Life; The House of Morgan; Alexander Hamilton.
Read more about the book here.
W. W. Norton & Company (US -September 22, 2014)
Bloomsbury Publishing (UK -25 Sep 2014)