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Here are the eleven remarkable stories of Tennessee Williams's first volume of short fiction, originally published in 1948 and reissued as a paperbook in response to an increasingly insistent public demand. It was this book which established Williams as a short story writer of the same stature and interest he had shown as a dramatist. Each story has qualities that make it memorable. In "One Arm" we live through his last hours and memories with a 'rough trade" ex-prizefighter who is awaiting execution for murder. "The Field of Blue Children" explores some of the strange ways of the human heart in love, "Portrait of a Girl in Glass" is a luminous and nostalgic recollection of characters who figure in "The Glass Menagerie," while "Desire and the Black Masseur" is an excursion into the logic of the macabre. "The Yellow Bird," well known through the author's recorded reading of it, which tells of a minister's daughter who found a particularly violent but satisfactory way of expiating a load of inherited puritan guilt, may well become part of American mythology.

Synopsis:

Here are eleven remarkable stories of Tennessee Williams's first volume of short fiction, originally published in 1948 and reissued as a paperbook in response to an increasingly insistent public demand.

About the Author

Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) is the acclaimed author of many books of letters, short stories, poems, essays, and a large collection of plays, including The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, Camino Real, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Orpheus Descending, The Night of the Iguana, and The Rose Tattoo.

Table of Contents

One arm — The malediction — The poet — Chronicle of a demise — Desire and the black masseur --Portrait of a girl in glass — The important thing --The angel in the alcove — The field of blue children — The night of the iguana — The yellow bird.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811202237
Author:
Williams, Tennessee
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
American
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Subject:
General Drama
Series Volume:
no. 7
Publication Date:
19500131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
220
Dimensions:
7.52x5.22x.61 in. .52 lbs.

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