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Tennessee Williams

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: New York : Bloom's Literary Criticism, ©2007.
Series: Bloom's modern critical views.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Updated edView all editions and formats
A collection of critical essays on Tennessee Williams' work.
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Genre/Form: Drama
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tennessee Williams.
New York : Bloom's Literary Criticism, ©2007
Named Person: Tennessee Williams; Tennessee Williams; Tennessee Williams
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Bloom
ISBN: 0791094308 9780791094303
OCLC Number: 74915120
Description: viii, 211 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Babbling lunatics : language and madness / Jacqueline O'Connor --
The sacrificial stud and the fugitive female in Suddenly last summer, Orpheus descending, and Sweet bird of youth / John M. Clum --
Romantic textures in Tennessee Williams's plays and short stories / Nancy M. Tischler --
The blue rose of St. Louis : Laura, romanticism, and The glass menagerie / Bert Cardullo --
"I prefer the 'mad' ones" : Tennessee Williams's grotesque-lyric exegetical poems / Linda Dorff --
"The transmutation of experience" : the aesthetics and themes of Tennessee Williams's nonfiction / D. Dean Shackelford --
Desire, death, and laughter : tragicomic dramaturgy in A streetcar named Desire / Verna Foster --
Critical expectations and assumptions : Williams' later reputation and the American reception of the avant-garde / Annette J. Saddik --
Two transient plays : A streetcar named Desire and Camino real / Frank Bradley --
The family of mitch : (un)suitable suitors in Tennessee Williams / Philip C. Kolin --
"Fifty percent illusion": the mask of the southern belle in Tennessee Williams's A streetcar named Desire, The glass menagerie, and "portrait of a madonna" / George Hovis.
Series Title: Bloom's modern critical views.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom.


Tennessee Williams is recognized as one of America's greatest dramatists, and as an innovator of post-World War II theater. This volume from the ""Bloom's Modern Critical Views"" series features  Read more...
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