The average rating for Understanding Adrienne Kennedy based on 2 reviews is 4 stars.
|Review # 1 was written on 2019-06-18 00:00:00|
One of the best biographies I have ever read about one of the greatest and most tragic of the nation's early 20th century writers. I read Look Homeward, Angel and Of Time and the River and The Web and the Rock and You Can't Go Home again years ago, and while they are uneven in quality, reading them was literally a life-changing experience. Thomas Wolfe captured perfectly how each of us actually think and ponder and live, and wasn't afraid to write exactly how life is, even when it is tedious or repetitive or inconsistent. This wonderfully written biography illuminates Wolfe's life and tragically young death in a way that any reader will come to a greater appreciation of Wolfe's career and life. Donald also takes some time to explain what happened to Wolfe's disorganized manuscripts after his death and the significant roles editors played in shaping them while yet making it clear the stories are Wolfe's. Highly recommended.
|Review # 2 was written on 2009-05-31 00:00:00|
Sublime. This is a painstakingly researched, cogently and even gracefully written biography about an author who was anything BUT cogent or organized. As a Wolfe fan, I am glad it exists. Thank you, David Donald!
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