Dennis Potter

Dennis Potter

A Biography

Book - 1999
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Dennis Potter was a prolific writer of genius whose subversive television plays, such as Pennies from Heaven and The Singing Detective, scandalized and delighted his native Britain and the world. His death in 1994 deprived television of one of the most controversial figures it has ever known.

The first serious writer of teleplays, Potter's work has canonized him in England and bestowed cult status on him throughout the world. Acclaimed writer Humphrey Carpenter, the author of candid biographies of Benjamin Britten, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Ezra Pound, now turns his talents to chronicling Potter's extraordinary life. Carpenter has interviewed everyone who came close to Potter and was given exclusive access to Potter's archives, including never-produced television and film scripts. This remarkable and official biography establishes the extraordinary truth behind the rumors that surrounded Potter and paints a vivid portrait of the dramas and fights behind his screen triumphs.

Publisher: New York : St, Martin's Press, 1999
ISBN: 9780312221263
Call Number: B P8514c
Characteristics: xi, 672 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports ; 24 cm


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