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  • FILE - This Nov. 11, 1940 file photo shows playwright Tennessee Williams at his typewriter in New York. "Crazy Night", a work of short fiction by Williams will be printed in the spring issue of The Strand Magazine, a quarterly based in Birmingham, Mich. (AP Photo/Dan Grossi, File)

    Rare Tennessee Williams story published

    Before his mother became the model for Blanche DuBois of "A Streetcar Named Desire" and his sister the inspiration for Laura Wingfield of "The Glass Menagerie," Tennessee Williams drew upon a college girlfriend - if only in name - to tell a story of desire, drunkenness and regret.

  • Broadway will dim lights in memory of Gore Vidal

    Broadway theaters will dim their marquee lights on Friday night in memory of Gore Vidal and the cast of his play "The Best Man" will dedicate the next week of performances to the late author and playwright.

  • ** FILE ** In this Dec. 9, 1974 photo, author Gore Vidal tosses barbs in all directions as he discusses Hollywood unions, politics, lecturing and publicizing books during an interview in Los Angeles. Vidal died Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at his home in Los Angeles. He was 86. (AP File Photo)

    Gore Vidal, celebrated author, playwright, dies at 86

    Gore Vidal, the author, playwright, politician and commentator whose novels, essays, plays and opinions were stamped by his immodest wit and unconventional wisdom, died Tuesday, his nephew said.

  • Broadway will dim lights in memory of Gore Vidal

    Broadway theaters will dim their marquee lights on Friday night in memory of Gore Vidal and the cast of his play "The Best Man" will dedicate the next week of performances to the author and playwright.

  • The great, and entitled Gore Vidal

    Gore Vidal seemed able not only to do anything, but to do it all at the same time. In the early 1960s, you might catch him on a television talk show, read an essay of his in The Nation about Norman Mailer, see "The Best Man" on Broadway or watch him campaign for Congress with Eleanor Roosevelt at his side.

  • Gore Vidal challenged power but never held it

    In a world more to his liking, Gore Vidal might have been president, or even king. He had an aristocrat's bearing — tall, handsome and composed — and an authoritative baritone ideal for summoning an aide or courtier.

  • Gore Vidal, celebrated author, playwright, dies

    In a world more to his liking, Gore Vidal might have been president, or even king. He had an aristocrat's bearing _ tall, handsome and composed _ and an authoritative baritone ideal for summoning an aide or courtier.

  • ** FILE ** In this Sept. 14, 2005 file photo, British essayist Christopher Hitchens speaks during a debate in New York. (AP Photo/Chad Rachman, File)

    Here's the Hitch: Hitchens writes a memoir

    Vocal atheist Christopher Hitchens has completed writing his 400-page memoir, "Hitch-22." Mr. Hitchens, a Briton, has gained a name as an outspoken essayist, author and columnist.

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