Playwright Tennessee Williams brought explosive characters to life who often mirrored his own troubled past. In a new biography pieced together from a decade worth of Williams' diaries and letters, theater critic John Lahr explores the forces that influenced the playwright, including an abusive childhood, dangerous addictions and tumultuous love affairs. Lahr's book is "Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh."
John Lahr Explores the 'Mad Pilgrimage' of Tennessee Williams
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John Lahr, drama critic for The New Yorker and author of "Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh"