PRICK UP YOUR EARS: THE BIOGRAPHY OF JOE ORTON

PRICK UP YOUR EARS: THE BIOGRAPHY OF JOE ORTON

By: Lahr, John

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John Lahr, New Yorker critic, novelist, and biographer reconstructs both th e life and death of Joe Orton, an extraordinary and anarchic playwright, wh ose plays scandalised and delighted the public, and whose indecisive loyalt y to a friend caused his tragic and untimely death. 'I have high hopes of d ying in my prime,' Joe Orton confided to his diary in July, 1967. Less than one month later, Britain's most promising comic playwright was murdered by his lover in the London flat they had shared for fifteen years. In PRICK U P YOUR EARS, originally chosen Book of the Year by Truman Capote and Nobel Prize-winning novelist Patrick White when it first appeared in 1978, Lahr c hronicles Orton's working-class childhood and stage struck adolescence, the scandals and disasters of his early professional years, and the brief, gli ttering success of his blistering comedies, ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE, LOOT, and WHAT THE BUTLER SAW.

Title: PRICK UP YOUR EARS: THE BIOGRAPHY OF JOE ORTON

Author Name: Lahr, John

Categories: Biographies & Memoirs,

Publisher: Penguin Putnam~trade: 1980

ISBN Number: 0140100679

ISBN Number 13: 9780140100679

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000034343