|Plot Summary of A Grand Guy: the art and life of Terry Southern|
|"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."
David Loftus, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of A Grand Guy: the art and life of Terry Southern|
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Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
Biography of famous person?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other people
- druggie/wino disease
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 3 ()
- Fancy Mansion
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
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Sex in book?
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of nearly entire life
- 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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