Like Faulkner sooner than him, Tennessee Williams gave common entice southern characters and settings. His significant performs, from Cat on a sizzling Tin Roof and The Glass Menagerie to A Streetcar Named Desire and Night of the Iguana, proceed to catch America's well known mind's eye, an important legacy. notwithstanding he died in 1983, just recently have Williams's papers turn into to be had to the general public, bringing to gentle a couple of fascinating discoveries—letters, drafts, and several other unpublished and unproduced performs. those fresh advancements make a reassessment of Williams's lifestyles and paintings either well timed and needed.
The essays during this assortment originated as displays on the twenty seventh annual Alabama Symposium on English and American Literature on the college of Alabama in 1999. The e-book addresses quite a lot of subject matters, between them the effect of pop culture on Williams's performs, and, in flip, his impact on pop culture; his dating to Hollywood and his struggles with censorship, Hollywood criteria, and the competing imaginative and prescient of administrators comparable to Elia Kazan; his depictions of gender and sexuality; and concerns raised through lately chanced on plays.
someone attracted to American literature and drama will locate this selection of clean, obtainable essays a worthwhile viewpoint at the existence, paintings, and legacy of 1 of the intense stars of yankee theatre.