John Osborne, Unapologetic Rebel And Original Angry Young Man, First Won Acclaim With The 1956 Production Of His Play Look Back In Anger, Which Completely Transformed Postwar Theater And Established Him As One Of Britain S Greatest Playwrights This Startling Biography The First Informed By The Secret Notebooks In Which He Recorded His Otherwise Hidden Anguish And Immobilizing Depression Reveals Osborne In All His Heartrending Complexity.Osborne Was Born In Rented Rooms In South London, In 1929, To A Tubercular Father And A Barmaid Mother An Ailing Child, He Learned To Box And Was Later Expelled From School For Hitting His Headmaster At Fifteen, He Began As A Lowly Journalist For Gas World But Soon Fled To Join A Repertory Theater Company The Craft He Learned As An Actor And Dramatist Would Change His Life, Creating The Means Of Both Self Expression And Self Concealment Through Five Marriages To Actresses Pamela Lane, Mary Ure And Jill Bennett, And Critics Penelope Gilliatt And Helen Dawson His Private Life Generated Its Own Tumult And Drama, Farce And Pathos An Impossible Father, He Denounced His Teenage Daughter As Smug And Suburban, Threw Her Out Of The House And Never Spoke To Her Again When He Died, On Christmas Eve, 1994, His Last Written Words Were I Have Sinned This Impeccably Researched Biography Includes Personal Interviews With Osborne S Estranged Daughter, Scores Of Friends And Enemies, And A Bombshell Of A Confession From His Alleged Male Lover Heilpern, A Theater Critic Himself, Presents A Contradictory Genius A Hopelessly Romantic English Melancholic, A Defiant Individualist Neither Of The Right Nor Of The Left, An Ogre With Charm, A Radical Who Hated Change, A Patriot Who Defended National Values Of Language, Music And Custom This Is An Essential, Unorthodox, Moving And Extraordinarily Frank Portrait Of The Artist, The Man And His Times.
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- 544 pages
- John Osborne: The Many Lives of the Angry Young Man
- John Heilpern
- 06 May 2018 John Heilpern