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Edward Albee - American Writers 77

Edward Albee - American Writers 77: University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers

RUBY COHN
Copyright Date: 1969
Edition: NED - New edition
Pages: 48
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5749/j.cttttfpn
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    Edward Albee - American Writers 77
    Book Description:

    Edward Albee. To meet a need which had been felt for some time both in the United States and abroad, the pamphlet series, the University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers, was established in 1959. By providing readable critical introductions to American Writers, the pamphlets were designed to meet the needs and tastes of mature students and readers of imaginative literature throughout the world.

    eISBN: 978-0-8166-5177-1
    Subjects: History

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. 1-4)
  2. Edward Albee
    (pp. 5-44)

    Abandoned soon after his birth on March 12, 1928, Edward Albee was adopted when he was two weeks old. His foster parents, Reed and Frances Albee, were, respectively, the millionaire owner of a chain of theaters and a former mannequin who was twenty-three years younger than her husband. They brought Edward up in the lap of luxuries he appreciated only sparely. He was a problem child at various expensive boarding schools, where he early began to write fiction and poetry. Years of disaccord with his foster parents were truncated by his departure from home at the age of twenty. For...

  3. Selected Bibliography
    (pp. 45-48)