Synopses & Reviews
- Critical essays reflecting a variety of schools of criticism
- Notes on the contributing critics, a chronology of the author's life, and an index
- An introductory essay by Harold Bloom.
Published in 1947, "A Streetcar Named Desire" garnered Tennessee Williams the Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. Considered a lyrical masterpiece, the drama reveals the destructive impact that ensues when romantic impulse encounters animal vitalism. This new volume in the acclaimed Blooms Modern Critical Interpretations series offers fresh insight into one of the greatest American plays of the 20th century. Master scholar Harold Bloom introduces the novel in this study guide, which also features a chronology, a bibliography, an index, and notes on the contributors.