Remembering Mr. Maugham

Remembering Mr. Maugham

by Garson Kanin
Remembering Mr. Maugham

Remembering Mr. Maugham

by Garson Kanin



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Remembering Mr. Maugham is Garson Kanin's memoir of his – and his wife Ruth Gordon's – long friendship with W. Somerset Maugham, one of the most prolific and popular writers of the 20th Century.

Culled from Kanin's notebooks, the numerous events and conversations are related informally, not in chronological order. Kanin's affectionate and respectful recollections provide insight into Maugham's complicated personality, giving the reader a unique view of an esteemed author.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940156981472
Publisher: TFT Corporation
Publication date: 09/01/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 240
File size: 474 KB

About the Author

Garson Kanin (1912-1999) was an esteemed theater and film director as will as a prolific writer. Trained at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Kanin made his theater debut as an actor. With the help of his mentor George Abbott, he became a stage director and soon became a film director for RKO. While serving in the military during World War II, he co-directed with Carol Reed the documentary THE TRUE GLORY which won an Academy Award in 1945. He followed this success by writing and directing BORN YESTERDAY. Over the next four decades he wrote plays, short stories, essays, novels, memoirs and screenplays; and he continued to direct for the stage. He was married to actress and writer Ruth Gordon in 1942 until her death in 1985. Kanin married Marian Seldes in 1990. He died at home in New York in 1999.
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