Hank Williams: The Biography Book Summary and Study Guide

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This is a detailed account of Hank Williams' life and premature death. The book pays close attention to his chronic back pain, the rocky marriages, the status anxiety, the inferiority complex, the philandering and above all the alcoholism that would eventually kill him. Along the way author Colin Escott also provides an inside look of the music business in the 1940's and 50's, from songwriting to publishing, promotion and performance.
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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   musician Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Story of entertainer?    -   Singer/Dancer Period of greatest activity?    -   1900+

Subject of Biography

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


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South Century:    -   1930's-1950's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   depressed Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A lot 11-15 B&W How much dialogue in bio?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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