Synopses & Reviews
-- Presents the most important 20th-century criticism on major works from The Odyssey through modern literature
-- The critical essays reflect a variety of schools of criticism
-- Contains critical biographies, notes on the contributing critics, a chronology of the author's life, and an index
A collection of eleven critical essays on Williams's play "A Streetcar Named Desire" arranged in chronological order of publication.
Table of Contents
America's new culture hero : feelings without words / Robert Brustein -- Truth and dramatic mode in A streetcar named Desire / Alvin B. Kernan -- A streetcar named Desire : Nietzsche descending / Joseph N. Riddel -- The tragic downfall of Blanche DuBois / Leonard Berkman -- Tennessee Williams : streetcar to glory / C.W.E. Bigsby -- Realism and theatricalism in A streetcar named Desire / Mary Ann Corrigan -- The cards indicate a voyage on A streetcar named Desire / Leonard Quirino -- Drama of intimacy and tragedy of incomprehension : A streetcar named Desire reconsidered / Bert Cardullo -- From "Tarantula Arms" to "Della Robbia Blue" : the Tennessee Williams tragicomic transit authority / John M. Roderick.