A Life of William Inge
The Strains of TriumphBook - 1989
This book is a biography of Willian Inge, the American playwright who committed suicide in 1973. By 1962 he had written an unprecedented string of Broadway hits Picnic, Bus Stop, The Dark at the Top of the Stairs and Come Back, Little Sheba. All four plays had become successful films featuring top Hollywood stars. Inge had received a Pulitzer Prize for Picnic and an Academy Award for his screenplay, Splendour in the Grass. Even his long-time friend and mentor, Tennesse Williams, was envious of his success.
Publisher: Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, c1989
Characteristics: xviii, 315 p. : ill. ; 24 cm