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A Grand Guy: the art and life of Terry Southern Book Review Summary

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Best known for the novel Candy and collaborations on the screenplays of "Dr. Strangelove" and "Easy Rider," Southern was born in Texas, but spent a good part of the 1950s in Paris with the Beats and black jazz musicians, and in the 1960s in England. He had a wild life with friends ranging from the Rolling Stones and Harry Nilssen to Peter Matthiessen and William Burroughs, and though he and his work epitomized the spirit of the Sixties, wild living, generosity, and substance abuse diluted his talents. This sympathetic but fair-minded biography was published in 2001, six years after his death.
The review of this Book prepared by David Loftus








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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   writer Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Phys disability/mental struggle?    -   Yes Struggle with    -   alcohol Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast    -   California Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK    -   France Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion    -   resort/hotel Century:    -   1960's-1970's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   thoughtful Graphic sex in book?    -   Yes Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A ton 16-20 B&W How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   51%-75% of book

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