Tennessee Williams: A Literary Life

Hardcover | February 18, 2013

byJ. Bak

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This Literary Life draws extensively from the playwright's correspondences, notebooks, and archival papers to offer an original angle to the discussion of Williams's life and work, and the times and circumstances that helped produce it.

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This Literary Life draws extensively from the playwright's correspondences, notebooks, and archival papers to offer an original angle to the discussion of Williams's life and work, and the times and circumstances that helped produce it.

JOHN S. BAK is a professor of American Literature at Université Nancy, France.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:360 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:February 18, 2013Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230273521

ISBN - 13:9780230273528

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Table of Contents

PrefaceAcknowledgementsColumbus to Columbia (via St Louis): Separating Fact from FictionUniversity City to Clayton (via Memphis): Looking for a Publisher in SpringClayton to New Orleans (via Iowa City): Academic Blues vs. 'American Blues'New Orleans to Hollywood (via Acapulco): Mañana Es Otro DíaHollywood to Rome (via Chicago): The 'Catastrophe' of His SuccessRome to Rome (via nearly everywhere else): 'Comfortable little mercies'New York to New York (via Miami): A Battle of AnglesTokyo to St Louis (via Spoleto): The Stoned(wall) AgeKey West to New York (via Bangkok): In Search of AndrogynyChicago to St Louis (via Vancouver): 'Right (write) on!' EpilogueBibliographyNotes

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'New biography reveals US playwright's unflattering views of contemporaries, by drawing on unpublished work' - The Guardian

'A new biography of him by John Bak — revealing his privately expressed, sulphurous views of his rivals, of actors, of theatre directors and of audiences, not to say of humanity in general — has just been published to coincide with the anniversary.' - The Telegraph