Master your Minecraft
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Best Books of the Year | December 8, 2014

    Tracey T.: IMG Best Cookbooks of 2014



    As the cookbook buyer for Powell's Books, I am the lucky one who gets to choose every new cookbook that comes into our stores. This means I have a... Continue »

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$22.00
Used Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Gay and Lesbian- History and Biography

More copies of this ISBN

Notebooks

by

Notebooks Cover

 

Review-A-Day

"...Notebooks, which [Williams] kept, mostly in diary form, between 1936 and 1958 and again briefly between 1979 and 1981, and which have been edited and annotated with fastidious care by Margaret Bradham Thornton, are the most useful guide we have to his life and his moods. About many aspects of him, this new volume is invaluable." Colm Toibin, The New York Review of Books (read the entire New York Review of Books review)

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Tennessee Williamsand#8217;s Notebooks, here published for the first time, presents by turns a passionate, whimsical, movingly lyrical, self-reflective, and completely uninhibited record of the life of this monumental American genius from 1936 to 1981, the year of his death. In these pages Williams (1911-1981) wrote out his most private thoughts as well as sketches of plays, poems, and accounts of his social, professional, and sexual encounters. The notebooks are the repository of Williamsand#8217;s fears, obsessions, passions, and contradictions, and they form possibly the most spontaneous self-portrait by any writer in American history.

Meticulously edited and annotated by Margaret Thornton, the notebooks follow Williamsand#8217; growth as a writer from his undergraduate days to the publication and production of his most famous plays, from his drug addiction and drunkenness to the heights of his literary accomplishments. At one point, Williams writes, and#147;I feel dull and disinterested in the literary line. Dr. Heller bores me with all his erudite discussion of literature. Writing is just writing! Why all the fuss about it?and#8221; This remarkable record of the life of Tennessee Williams is about writingand#151;how his writing came up like a pure, underground stream through the often unhappy chaos of his life to become a memorable and permanent contribution to world literature.

Synopsis:

Meticulously edited and annotated, Tennessee Williams's notebooks follow his growth as a writer from his undergraduate days to the publication and production of his most famous plays, from his drug addiction and drunkenness to the heights of his literary accomplishments.

Synopsis:

Tennessee Williams’
Tennessee Williams’

About the Author

Margaret Bradham Thornton is a writer and independent scholar based in Bedminster, New Jersey.
CITATION:

"Here we have Tennessee Williams on and about Tennessee Williams, more revealing even than the Letters and sometimes more vulnerable than in the Memoirs. Thornton has supplied a masterfully edited, copiously annotated, and lavishly illustrated edition that is invaluable for scholars and Williams fans worldwide."-Philip C. Kolin, University of Southern Mississippi

(Philip C. Kolin, 4.) CITATION:

2"A sound and solid record of an artist's intimate mind and heart-and while personal, the Notebooks offer new insight into the cognitive patterns, cultural context, and physical life of one of the twentieth century's most important writers. I was profoundly moved by this privileged glimpse at Tennessee Williams' life and mind."-Ron Carlson, Regents' and Foundation Professor, Arizona State University, and author of A Kind of Flying

(Ron Carlson, 5.) CITATION:

"Of the more than one hundred books written about Tennessee Williams since his death, his own book, the Notebooks, is unique. It records the innermost feelings of America's greatest playwright from youth to old age, as jotted down by the playwright himself."-Allean Hale, Krannert Theatre, University of Illinois-Urbana   

(Allean Hale, 2.) CITATION:

"The Notebooks take us on a harrowing journey, and we come to know Williams the person very intimately, in the way he quite pitilessly knew himself. Reading them is like reading Van Gogh's letters or the diary of Nijinsky: the art arises from great pain that elicits pity and terror for the artist and lets us understand the uniqueness of his creations more subtly and intuitively."-Brian Parker, Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto

(Brian Parker, 3.)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300116823
Editor:
Thornton, Margaret Bradham
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Editor:
Thornton, Margaret Bradham
Author:
Williams, Tennessee
Author:
Thornton, Margaret Bradham
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Williams, Tennessee
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20070131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
643 b/w illus.
Pages:
856
Dimensions:
9.48x6.44x2.29 in. 3.33 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. Apex Hides the Hurt: A Novel
    Used Hardcover $6.95

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Drama » Biographies
Arts and Entertainment » Drama » History and Theory
Biography » General
Biography » Literary
Business » Banking
Gay and Lesbian » History and Social Science » History and Biographies

Notebooks Used Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$22.00 In Stock
Product details 856 pages Yale University Press - English 9780300116823 Reviews:
"Review A Day" by , "...Notebooks, which [Williams] kept, mostly in diary form, between 1936 and 1958 and again briefly between 1979 and 1981, and which have been edited and annotated with fastidious care by Margaret Bradham Thornton, are the most useful guide we have to his life and his moods. About many aspects of him, this new volume is invaluable." (read the entire New York Review of Books review)
"Synopsis" by , Meticulously edited and annotated, Tennessee Williams's notebooks follow his growth as a writer from his undergraduate days to the publication and production of his most famous plays, from his drug addiction and drunkenness to the heights of his literary accomplishments.
"Synopsis" by ,
Tennessee Williams’
Tennessee Williams’

spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.