The Selected Letters of Tennessee Williams - Volume Two - 1945 - 1957

The Selected Letters of Tennessee Williams - Volume Two - 1945 - 1957 $59.99

Albert J Devlin & Nancy M Tischler - eds - HARDBACK

Published by Oberon

Extending the author's correspondence from 1945-1957, a time of intense creativity in his life, Volume Two covers the production of six major plays, including A Streetcar Named Desire, The Rose Tattoo, Camino Real, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Following the immense success of Streetcar, Williams struggles to retain his prominence with a prodigious outpouring of stories, poetry and novels as well as plays

Several major film projects, especially the notorious Baby Doll, bring Williams and his collaborator Elia Kazan into contact with powerful agencies of censorship, exposing both the conservative landscape of the 1950s and Williams's own studied resistance to the forces of conformity

"Anyone who knew Tennessee Williams will recognise in these letters his living human voice: about his friends, his loves, his hates and, above all, his work. To read these letters is to be directly in touch with him" ~ Sir Peter Hall

"These letter are shockingly readable. They offer real insight into Tennessee Williams's creative struggles and inner demons but also into his fierce idealism and Southern humour. You end up loving the man as well as the writer" ~ Michael Billington

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