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Edward Albee

Book cover used courtesy of Mariner Books, a division of Houghton Mifflin, New York. Though The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter is set in a small mill town in the late 1930s, it could have been written today. The ambitious book touches on a wide range of issues and social ills that still plague present-...
Washington, DC Produced by Josephine Reed. Posted by Adam Kampe. Playwright Edward Albee. Thornton Wilder?s novel, The Bridge of San Luis Rey , is a Big Read selection. But we also wanted to explore Wilder?s influence as a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright. Who better to discuss this with than...
August 28 , 2009 Washington, DC "A place for soulful conversation" by ktylerconk from Flickr Playwright Edward Albee met Carson McCullers in the early 1960s. They became life-long friends, and Albee adapted McCullers's The Ballad of the Sad Cafe for the stage. From an interview with the NEA, Albee...