Tynan Letters

Tynan Letters


The Letters of Kenneth Tynan- drama critic, talent snob, intellectual dandy, inveterate campaigner - provide a record of a soul: written between the ages of 11 and 53, they not only chart the extraordinary parabola of his career but show the constancy of his quest for grace, style and effortless wit.


  • I know of no Letters which capture so movingly the arc of a man's life... These letters, scupulously edited and exhaustively annotated by Kathleen Tynan, are not just of surpassing interest to theatre- buffs. They are for anyone who relishes the vitality of voluptuous prose, who is fascinated by the libertarian battles of freedom of expression conducted in the sixties, and who is quite simply curious about the passions and travails of a unique, radical sophisticate.

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Kathleen Tynan

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