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Leading men

Julie Welch

Leading men

by Julie Welch

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Published by Octopus Conran in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Moving-picture actors and actresses -- California -- Hollywood (Los Angeles) -- Biography.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    Statementtext by Julie Welch ; design by Louise Brody ; foreword by Jane Russell.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN2285
    The Physical Object
    Pagination224p. :
    Number of Pages224
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18916704M
    ISBN 101850290210

    About the Book Leading Men. by Christopher Castellani. LEADING MEN seamlessly weaves fact and fiction to navigate the tensions between public figures and their private lives. In an ultimately heartbreaking story about the burdens of fame and the complex negotiations of life in the shadows of greatness, Castellani creates an unforgettable. 'An extraordinary book.' --Lauren Groff, author of Florida Illuminating one of the great love stories of the twentieth century - Tennessee Williams and his longtime partner Frank Merlo - Leading Men is a glittering novel of desire and ambition, set against the glamorous literary circles of .

    Leading Men (Book): Castellani, Christopher: "In July of , at a glittering party thrown by Truman Capote in Portofino, Italy, Tennessee Williams and his longtime lover Frank Merlo meet Anja Blomgren, a mysteriously taciturn young Swedish beauty and aspiring actress. Their encounter will go on to alter all of their lives. Ten years later, Frank revisits the tempestuous .   Leading Men is unafraid to expand beyond its glitzy hook into something deeper, sharper. But like Merlo and company, until the novel’s enormously moving final chapter, we’re gradually left in.

      Leading men. Antonia Quirke's account of her obsession with Hollywood actors, Madame Depardieu and the Beautiful Strangers, describes how her fixations have thwarted her attempts at romantic. The following version of this book was used to create the guide: Castellani, Christopher. Leading Men. Penguin Random House LLC, Tennessee Williams and Frank Merlo are invited to a glamorous party in Portofino hosted by Truman Capote in the summer of


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Leading men by Julie Welch Download PDF EPUB FB2

Beginning in some of the glitterati of the literati are the leading men of this novel. The big names here are Tennessee Williams and the malicious gossip Truman Capote (he makes only a few appearances).

The other two leading men are Williams’ partner/assistant/nursemaid the good natured and reliable, Frank Merlo, /5(). "Leading Men is a daredevil of a novel, like the prettiest boy in the gay bar doing a backflip off a stool and not spilling his drink.

Castellani has set his eye on that ineffable profane that is the other face of the divine, in a novel that unites my obsessions with Tennessee Williams, Luchino Visconti, Truman Capote, film, cruising, and Italy, and wraps it up in a love story, but a story /5(97). “Leading Men is a novel as moving as it is entertaining, a book that restored my faith in the old cliche that only through fiction — by exploring the possibilities of what might have happened — can we reach the truth.

Christopher Castellani has written an astounding novel of great imaginative empathy that, by the end, had this cynic weeping.”. Books shelved as best-leading-men: In the Absence of Light by Adrienne Wilder, Deep Redemption by Tillie Cole, Waking Olivia by Elizabeth O'Roark, Heart. “ Leading Men is a novel as moving as it is entertaining, a book that restored my faith in the old cliché that only through fiction—by exploring the possibilities of what might have happened—can we reach the truth.

Christopher Castellani has written an astounding novel of great imaginative empathy that, by the end. In “Leading Men,” Christopher Castellani explores how art and love can — and can’t — coexist. To the spate of novels investigating the lives of famous artists and their relationships with the people who loved them most, add this intriguing take on Tennessee Williams and his lover of 15 years, Frank Merlo.

Leading Men has a few dead nodes in it and the subplot, involving the reclusive actress and a production of Williams’s final play, generates fewer sparks than does the account of Williams and Merlo’s dazzled propinquity.

But this is an alert, serious, sweeping novel.3/4(13). "Leading Men is a novel as moving as it is entertaining, a book that restored my faith in the old cliche that only through fiction -- by exploring the possibilities of what might have happened -- can we reach the truth.

Christopher Castellani has written an astounding novel of great imaginative empathy that, by the end, had this cynic weeping.". ‘Leading Men,’ a Novel About Tennessee Williams and His Lover, Casts a Spell From the Start.

John Lahr’s exhaustive biography of Williams won the National Book Award and now, award-winning novelist Christopher Castellani weaves fact and potent fiction about Williams’ life and the world in Leading Men. Castellani Intriguingly makes Williams lover and muse Frank Merlo—or as Williams called him “Little Horse”—the protagonist.

Leading Men by Christopher Castellani is about the turbulent fifteen-year romance between the famous playwright Tennessee Williams and Frank Merlo. The following book club questions will have spoilers so if you haven’t read the novel yet, check out my spoiler-free review first.

"Leading Men is a daredevil of a novel, like the prettiest boy in the gay bar doing a backflip off a stool and not spilling his drink. Castellani has set his eye on that ineffable profane that is the other face of the divine, in a novel that unites my obsessions with Tennessee Williams, Luchino Visconti, Truman Capote, film, cruising, and Italy, and wraps it up in a love story, but a story of.

"An extraordinary book." --Lauren Groff, author of Florida Illuminating one of the great love stories of the twentieth century - Tennessee Williams and his longtime partner Frank Merlo - Leading Men is a glittering novel of desire and ambition, set against the glamorous literary circles of s Italy4/5(29).

"Leading Men is a novel as moving as it is entertaining, a book that restored my faith in the old cliche that only through fiction — by exploring the possibilities of what might have happened — can we reach the truth.

Christopher Castellani has written an astounding novel of great imaginative empathy that, by the end, had this cynic weeping."Brand: Penguin Publishing Group.

Leading Men. Castellani’s spectacular fourth novel (after ’s All This Talk of Love) imagines the relationships between Tennessee Williams, his lover Frank Merlo, and a young actress named Anja Bloom, whom they take under their wing.

"Leading Men is a daredevil of a novel, like the prettiest boy in the gay bar doing a backflip off a stool and not spilling his drink. Castellani has set his eye on that ineffable profane that is the other face of the divine, in a novel that unites my obsessions with Tennessee Williams, Luchino Visconti, Truman Capote, film, cruising, /5(96).

Title: Leading Men: A Novel Format: Hardcover Product dimensions: pages, X X in Shipping dimensions: pages, X X in Published: Febru Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group Language: English. "An extraordinary book." --Lauren Groff, author of Florida. Illuminating one of the great love stories of the twentieth century - Tennessee Williams and his longtime partner Frank Merlo - Leading Men is a glittering novel of desire and ambition, set against the glamorous literary circles of s Italy.

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SUMMARY & SYNOPSIS of Christopher Castellani’s book Leading Men: A Novel An expansive yet intimate story of desire, artistic ambition, and fidelity, set in the glamorous literary and film circles of s Italy. "Leading Men is a novel as moving as it is entertaining, a book that restored my faith in the old cliche that only through fiction -- by exploring the possibilities of what might have happened -- can we reach the truth.

Christopher Castellani has written an astounding novel of great imaginative empathy that, by the end, had this cynic weeping.". A work of “alternative-history fiction” (to quote Publishers Weekly), “Leading Men” takes, as its starting point, a vacancy: As Castellani explains in an afterword, Williams’s diaries Author: David Leavitt.