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John Osborne

Playwright (12-Dec-1929 — 24-Dec-1994)


Michael Anderson. Anger and Detachment: A Study of Arden, Osborne, and Pinter. Pitman. 1976. 127pp.

Martin Banham. Osborne. Oliver and Boyd. 1969. 109pp.

John Russell Brown. Theatre Language: A Study of Arden, Osborne, Pinter and Wesker. Allen Lane / The Penguin Press. 1972. 260pp.

Alan Carter. John Osborne. Oliver & Boyd. 1969. 194pp.

Patricia D. Denison (editor). John Osborne: A Casebook. Taylor & Francis. 1997. 231pp.

Luc Gilleman. John Osborne, Vituperative Artist: A Reading of His Life and Work. Routledge. 2002. 260pp.

Herbert Goldstone. Coping with Vulnerability: The Achievement of John Osborne. University Press of America. 1982. 265pp.

Ronald Hayman. John Osborne. Ungar. 1972. 168pp.

John Heilpern. John Osborne: The Many Lives of the Angry Young Man. Alfred A. Knopf. 2007. 527pp.

Arnold P. Hinchliffe. John Osborne. Twayne. 1984. 152pp.

Cameron Northouse; Thomas P. Walsh. John Osborne: A Reference Guide. G. K. Hall. 1974. 158pp.

John Osborne. A Better Class of Person: An Autobiography. E. P. Dutton. 1981. 285pp.

John Russell Taylor (editor). John Osborne: Look Back in Anger: A Casebook. Macmillan. 1968. 206pp.

Simon Trussler. Plays of John Osborne: An Assessment. Littlehampton Book Services. 1969. 288pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.572)

  6. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.535)

  7. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1110)

  8. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.507)

  9. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.183)

  10. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.1074)

  11. Celebrity Register 4th Issue (p.379)

  12. World Authors 1950-1970 (pp.1096-99)

  13. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.763)

  14. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.380)

  15. The Reader's Encyclopedia of World Drama (p.630)

  16. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (p.405)

  17. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.24)

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