Sean Egan's Ponies & Rainbows: The Life of James Kirkwood PDF

By Sean Egan

James Kirkwood is the forgotten guy of yankee letters In 1975, he had indicates taking part in on Broadway, whereas his most up-to-date novel a few type of Hero observed reviewers evaluating him to Saul Bellow and Joseph Heller. a type of exhibits - A refrain Line - received him a Pulitzer Prize for his co-writing contribution and went directly to develop into the most important degree phenomenon in historical past. but at the present time his paintings is essentially out of print and his identify infrequently pointed out. Kirkwood led a existence that used to be as gripping as any of his novels or performs. The son of silent reveal stars, he grew up in Hollywood surrounded via celebrities and opulence prior to his mom and dad went broke. His early life was once affected by trauma, together with discovering the lifeless physique of his mother's fiancé whilst he used to be twelve. prior to writing, his expert lifestyles encompassed the coast defend, stand-up comedy and cleaning soap opera appearing. His inner most existence was once both various, regarding loving sexual relationships with either women and men. Sean Egan - writer of seventeen books - took over seven years to write down this definitive biography, interviewing greater than sixty of Kirkwood's relations, fanatics, colleagues, associates and adversaries within the method. In a sweeping narrative that takes in Hollywood within the Twenties, the growth period of latest York nightclubs within the Forties and the Eighties AIDS holocaust, Ponies & Rainbows either info a impressive existence and seeks to re-establish a good extra awesome talent.

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