Playwright Edward Albee dead at 88; winner of 3 Pulitzers and 2 Tonys

Edward Albee early in his career as one of America's most important playwrights.
Edward Albee early in his career as one of America’s most important playwrights.

Edward Albee, widely considered the foremost American playwright of his generation, whose psychologically astute and piercing dramas explored the contentiousness of intimacy, the gap between self-delusion and truth and the roiling desperation beneath the facade of contemporary life, died Friday at his home in Montauk, N.Y. He was 88.

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