Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - The Selected Letters of Tennessee Williams by Tennessee Williams

"While I have, over the years, read many collections of letters by famous writers, few have moved me as much as those by Tennessee Williams. There is no artifice to these letters, no calculation, no awareness of posterity looking over the shoulder. What there is, instead, is a revelation of the author's creative process, an unedited outpouring of Williams' mind and heart and--perhaps most wonderfully!--the sound of his voice, for he wrote these letters as he spoke, and his inflections, his intonations, are there in full. You cannot read these letters without hearing Tennessee speaking them."--Edward Albee Volume I of "The Selected Letters of Tennessee Williams" ends with the surprise Broadway triumph of "The Glass Menagerie" in 1945. Volume II extends the correspondence from 1945 to 1957, a time of intense creativity for Williams, which saw the production of six major plays and several major film projects, especially the notorious "Baby Doll," which brought Williams and his main collaborator Elia Kazan into conflict with powerful agencies of censorship, revealing Williams' studied resistance to the forces of conformity. Letters written to Kazan, Carson McCullers, Gore Vidal, publisher James Laughlin, and Audrey Wood, Williams' resourceful agent, continue earlier lines of correspondence and introduce new celebrity figures. His Broadway and Hollywood successes vie with a string of personal losses and a deepening depression, making this period an emotional and artistic roller coaster. Through it all, his wit, aplomb, mischievousness, and wickedly keen eye for human idiosyncrasies make it clear why Gore Vidal, upon reading the letters, declared Williams "the most distinctive, humorous, American voice since Mark Twain."

Buy The Selected Letters of Tennessee Williams by Tennessee Williams from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780811217224
ISBN-10: 0811217221
Format: Paperback
(221mm x 145mm x 35mm)
Pages: 672
Imprint: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 13-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions - The Selected Letters of Tennessee Williams by Tennessee Williams

Book Reviews - The Selected Letters of Tennessee Williams by Tennessee Williams

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Selected Letters of Tennessee Williams book by Tennessee Williams and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Tennessee Williams

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.

Books By Tennessee Williams

Moise and the World of Reason by Tennessee Williams
Paperback, August 2016
$27.79
Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone by Tennessee Williams
Paperback, December 2013
$27.79
Orpheus Descending by Tennessee Williams
Paperback, December 2012
$29.53