The tall, handsome, socially adept if emotionally reticent scion of a wealthy, well-connected family and the crumpled, physically unimpressive, excitable son of an alcoholic travelling salesman seem to be an unlikely pair to form a long-standing friendship. For both James Laughlin and Thomas Lanier ‘Tennessee’ Williams, however, this relationship was among the most important in their lives.
Ian Dickson reviews 'The Luck of Friendship: The letters of Tennessee Williams and James Laughlin' edited by Peggy L. Fox and Thomas Keith
The Luck of Friendship: The letters of Tennessee Williams and James Laughlin
edited by Peggy L. Fox and Thomas Keith
W. W. Norton & Company, $56.95 hb, 432 pp, 9780393246209
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