The Resource Lost friendships : a memoir of Truman Capote, Tennessee Williams, and others, Donald Windham

Lost friendships : a memoir of Truman Capote, Tennessee Williams, and others, Donald Windham

Label
Lost friendships : a memoir of Truman Capote, Tennessee Williams, and others
Title
Lost friendships
Title remainder
a memoir of Truman Capote, Tennessee Williams, and others
Statement of responsibility
Donald Windham
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Drawing on his journals, novelist Windham ( Two People, etc.) describes his relationships with Capote and Williams ("the one person I loved to whom I didn't have a physical attachment"), their addiction to alcohol, jealousy and untruth, their deterioration as writers and as human beings. The inspiration for Capote's writing, he states, was not experience but reading, and as time went on, instead of writing, he "talked about the writing he was going to do." He was "always engaged in fantasy and web-spinning," and "his frail respect for the distinction between the truth and invention became even frailer." At a certain point, Williams, too, "ceased to be able to distinguish between truth and untruth." Like other recent books on these two unhappy writers, Windham's memoir is a depressing account of wasted lives and talents. Publishers Weekly
  • A long-time friend of both Capote and Williams, Windham gives a compelling portrait of these two important American writers. Part 1, "Footnote to a Friendship," focuses on Capote. Part 2, "As if . . . ," depicts his more complex friendship with Williams (they collaborated on a play, You Touched Me , and he edited a volume of the playwright's letters). In telling their story, Windham spans four decades of literary life, bringing into his memoir other writers and luminariesGore Vidal, Isak Dinesen, and Andre Gide among them. This useful supplement to the standard biographies and criticism is recommended for collections specializing in modern literature. Michael J. Esposito, formerly with the Special Libs. Assn., Washington, D.C. -- Library Journal
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Windham, Donald
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.I5
LC item number
Z473 1987
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Windham, Donald
  • Capote, Truman
  • Williams, Tennessee
  • Capote, Truman
  • Williams, Tennessee
  • Windham, Donald
  • Capote, Truman
  • Williams, Tennessee
  • Windham, Donald
  • Windham, Donald
  • Capote, Truman
  • Williams, Tennessee
  • Authors, American
  • Authors, American
  • Friendship
  • Autobiografie
  • Biografie
  • Erlebnisbericht
  • Schriftsteller
  • Autobiographie
  • Biographie
  • Schriftsteller
  • Erlebnisbericht
Label
Lost friendships : a memoir of Truman Capote, Tennessee Williams, and others, Donald Windham
Link
https://archive.org/details/lostfriendshipsm00wind
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
270 pages
Isbn
9780688069476
Lccn
86018189
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)14068463
  • (OCoLC)ocm14068463
Label
Lost friendships : a memoir of Truman Capote, Tennessee Williams, and others, Donald Windham
Link
https://archive.org/details/lostfriendshipsm00wind
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
270 pages
Isbn
9780688069476
Lccn
86018189
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)14068463
  • (OCoLC)ocm14068463

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