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Elia Kazan: A Life by Elia Kazan

Elia Kazan: A Life

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Elia Kazan: A Life by Elia Kazan
Oct 16, 2011 | ISBN 9780307959348

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“Remains the most raw, soul-searching memoirs ever written about a career in show business . . . It also describes one of the greatest directorial stage and screen resumes of a golden era.” —Janet Maslin, The New York Times

“One of the most forceful and engrossing books ever written about a life in the arts or show business.” —David Thomson, The New Republic

“This is the best autobiography I’ve read by a prominent American in I don’t know how many years. It is endlessly absorbing . . . A Life has that candor of confession which is possible only when the deepest wounds have healed and honesty can achieve what honesty so rarely arrives at—a rich and hearty flavor.” —Norman Mailer
“A landmark autobiography, potently written and awash with eye-popping tales of the talented and famous . . . This memoir, an achievement unto itself, is a triumph of compulsion, verve, and the power of memory.” —Booklist
“A voice as compelling and seductive as any you are likely to hear this season.” —Richard Schickel, Time
“A watershed book by a watershed figure of twentieth-century film and theater. It’s one thing to live an intensely creative, controversial, and turbulent life; it’s another to get it down on paper with a candor as rare as it is readable.” —Budd Schulberg
“A fascinating American story . . . An indispensable account of American theater and film in our time and the impassioned testament of an artist who has done his valiant best to tell the truth about himself.” —Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., The New York Times Book Review
“Compulsively readable . . . A delicious font of gossip . . . His candor is most unrelenting when  turned on himself.” —Scott McConnell, The Wall Street Journal
“A great autobiography . . . A fascinating personal history.” —Bruce Cook, The Washington Post Book World

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