?Donald Windham has had a steady, if quiet literary career which spans five decades. A long time intimate of Tennessee Williams and Truman Capote (he even coauthored one play with Williams), he has never attained the name-recognition achieved by his more flamboyant fellow Southerners. Kellner, an admirer of Windham's work, has compiled painstaking descriptions of Windham's novels, plays, short stories, journal articles, published letters, and ephemera.... There is a section that contains an annotated list of critical reactions to Windham's work in journals and newspapers: quotes from the reviews are mixed with Kellner's editorial comments. This slim volume begins with a short introductory essay on Windham's life and career. Windham himself provides an amiable commentary to the compiler's introduction. The few photographs include a manuscript page with Tennessee Williams's written suggestions. A short, serviceable index concludes the book. Kellner's biobibliography will be most useful for collectors of Windham's writings.?-Choice
Kellner worked directly from the collection of novelist Donald Windham to produce this reference work. This is a comprehensive record of WindhaM&Apos;s literary development, critical reception, and achievements.