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The Life And Death Of Peter Sellers (Applause Books)
 
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Author : Peter Sellers Roger Lewis
Publisher : Applause Books
ISBN# : 9781557833570
Pages : 502
Price :INR 1146
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Sellers fluidity as an actor made for a terrifying madness that grew like a slow metastasizing cancer throughout his adult life. The story of Peter Sellers concludes with his premature death at the age of 54, sick at heart and alone in those sunless hotel rooms, so recoiled from intimacy that no one really knew him anymore.For one man to have been behind the completely mad roles of Inspector Clouseau, Dr. Strangelove, and Clare Quilty in Lolita is nuts in itself. Any surprise then that Peter Sellers, the comic genius who pulled it all off, was himself a bit of a mad bugger? Roger Lewis recounts the details of Sellerss rise to fame and the sordid mess he made of it in this telling biography. The book succeeds at depicting the actors artistic genius while also describing the myriad obsessions that ruled his personal life. Drugs, domestic abuse, womanizing, mysticism, and unbridled ruthlessness all fit into the story. As Lewis himself describes it, "What made Sellers an artist on the grand scale was what made him mad: the intensity and excitement of his imagination."

 

 
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