Look Homeward, Angel

Look Homeward, Angel

A Story of the Buried Life

Book - 1939
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Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap [1939]
Characteristics: 5 p. ., [3]-626 p. 21 cm


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Dec 15, 2018

I am actually reading the play adapted as follows: Look Homeward, Angel opened on Broadway at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on November 28, 1957, and ran for a total of 564 performances, closing on April 4, 1959. Directed by George Roy Hill, the cast starred Jo Van Fleet (who replaced Bette Davis during rehearsals after Davis broke her back at her home) and Anthony Perkins. Ketti Frings won the 1958 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award. The production received Tony Award nominations for Best Play; Best Actor in a Play (Hugh Griffith and Anthony Perkins); Best Actress in a Play (Jo Van Fleet); Best Scenic Design (Jo Mielziner); Best Costume Design (Motley); and Best Director (George Roy Hill).Look Homeward, Angel traces the coming of age of Eugene Gant, as well as the lives of his family members. It takes place in the town of Altamont, North Carolina. Eugene's mother, Eliza, runs a boarding house, "Dixieland", where boarders often interact with and affect the lives of the Gants. His father, William Oliver, runs a marble sculpture shop, where his prized possession, a statue of an angel. Mild recommendation. Kristi & Abby Tabby

Jan 15, 2017

A pretentious tome that is filled with private imagery that strikes few if any notes with me. A real slog to get through and I felt exhausted at the end.

sarahjanefleury Jun 27, 2012

Referred to in The Lacuna by Kingsolver


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