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Kenneth Tynan, letters

Kenneth Tynan

Kenneth Tynan, letters

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Published by Random House in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Tynan, Kenneth, -- 1927- -- Correspondence.,
  • Authors, English -- 20th century -- Correspondence.,
  • Theater critics -- Great Britain -- Correspondence.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesLetters
    Statementedited by Kathleen Tynan ; preface by Leon Wieseltier.
    GenreCorrespondence.
    ContributionsTynan, Kathleen.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR6070.Y6 Z48 1995
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 665 p. :
    Number of Pages665
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22945382M
    ISBN 100679426108
    LC Control Number95005795

    To the Editors: I am compiling a book of Kenneth Tynan’s letters. If any of your readers have letters from Ken, or know where correspondence might be located, I would be enormously grateful if they would contact me. Kathleen Tynan c/o Alex McCormick Weidenfeld and Nicholson 91 Clapham High Street London SW4 7TA England.


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Inat the age of 11, he is writing to the editor of Film Weekly from his home in Birmingham, England. Reading Kenneth Tynan, you realize how paltry are the critics today.

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Spectorsky in late on the "Homosexual Mafia" in the arts. Spectorsky declined, although he admitted that "culture hounds were paying homage to faggotismo as they have never done before". The British critic Kenneth Tynan, she says, ended up stalking her.

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He described Tynan's piece as a "knotted cat's-cradle" created by "egocentric ignorance," called Tynan a bully and a coward and accused him of using McCarthy-like.