Year 59

1946: Plays of Our Time

Author/Editor: Bennet Cerf

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Published in 1946, this book is described as anthology of the best plays produced on Broadway in the last two decades.  Included are such classics as:  The Iceman Cometh by Eugene O’Neill, A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennesse Williams and Death of A Salesman by Author Miller.

The editor Bennett Cerf was a well know television personality and supporter of the arts.  During his lifetime (1898-1971) he edited many books and also hosted a radio show, “Books Are Bullets,” on which he interviewed authors of war books.  He was a permanent panelist on the television quiz show “What’s My Line?,” which ran to summer 1967 and earned him national public recognition. His personal papers are are in the library at Columbia University in New York City.

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