William Inge





William Inge

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born
in Independence, Kansas, The United States
May 03, 1913

died
June 10, 1973

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William Motter Inge was an American playwright and novelist, whose works typically feature solitary protagonists encumbered with strained sexual relations. In the early 1950s, he had a string of memorable Broadway productions, and one of these, Picnic, earned him a Pulitzer Prize. With his portraits of small-town life and settings rooted in the American heartland, Inge became known as the "Playwright of the Midwest."


Average rating: 3.77 · 3,201 ratings · 74 reviews · 15 distinct works · Similar authors
Picnic
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 2,178 ratings — published 1955 — 3 editions
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Bus Stop
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 372 ratings — published 1955 — 4 editions
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Four Plays: Come Back, Litt...
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 259 ratings — published 1964 — 7 editions
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Come Back, Little Sheba
3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 130 ratings — published 1979 — 5 editions
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Splendor in the Grass
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 104 ratings — published 1961 — 4 editions
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The Dark at the Top of the ...
3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 96 ratings — published 1960 — 2 editions
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A Loss of Roses
3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 1998
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Eleven Short Plays
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1962
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Summer Brave
3.42 of 5 stars 3.42 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1979
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Natural Affection
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1963
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More books by William Inge…
“Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful, or to discover something that is true.”
William Inge

“Oh, believe me. The greatest egos are those which are too egotistical to show just how egotistical they are.”
William Inge, Bus Stop

“I been talkin' with my buddy, and he thinks I'm virgin enough fer the two of us.”
William Inge, Bus Stop

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