Bloom s How to Write about Tennessee Williams

Offers advice on writing essays about the works of Tennessee Williams and lists sample topics.

Author: Jennifer Banach

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438127677

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 257

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Known for his poetic transformation of New England and nature, Robert Frost has retained his position through the years as one of the essential American poets of the 20th century. This book explores his classic works, including The Road Not Taken, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, and The Death of the Hired Man.

Tennessee Williams Updated Edition

Presents a collection of critical essays on Williams and his works, arranged in chronological order of publication.

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438113498

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Presents a collection of critical essays on Williams and his works, arranged in chronological order of publication.

Tennessee Williams s The Glass Menagerie

Presents a collection of critical essays on the play that analyze its structure, characters, and themes.

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0791093492

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 178

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Presents a collection of critical essays on the play that analyze its structure, characters, and themes.

Bloom s How to Write about Mark Twain

WRITE. ABOUT. MARK. TWAIN: INTRODUCTION. by. Harold. Bloom. There.
generally is no problem with what to write ... One can add the major plays of
Eugene O'Neill, Tennessee Williams, and Thornton Wilder, and the principal
novels of ...

Author: R. Kent Rasmussen

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438112440

Category: Criticism

Page: 324

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Provides a detailed introduction to writing an essay about literature and presents and discusses sample topics based on ten pieces by Mark Twain.

Tennessee Williams s A Streetcar Named Desire

Presents a collection of ten critical essays on Williams's play "A Streetcar Named Desire" arranged in chronological order of publication.

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 143812628X

Category:

Page: 189

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Presents a collection of ten critical essays on Williams's play "A Streetcar Named Desire" arranged in chronological order of publication.

The Cambridge Companion to Tennessee Williams

The Night of the Iguana, incomplete at the time of Nelson's writing. The book
discusses ... Thefirst,a 1987 collection entitled Tennessee Williams: Modern
Critical Views, reprints what Bloom considers the best criticism available
onWilliams.

Author: Matthew C. Roudané

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110749382X

Category: Drama

Page: 304

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This is a collection of thirteen original essays from a team of leading scholars in the field. In this wide-ranging volume, the contributors cover a healthy sampling of Williams's works, from the early apprenticeship years in the 1930s through to his last play before his death in 1983, Something Cloudy, Something Clear. In addition to essays on such major plays as The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, among others, the contributors also consider selected minor plays, short stories, poems, and biographical concerns. The Companion also features a chapter on selected key productions as well as a bibliographic essay surveying the major critical statements on Williams.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Tennessee William

Harold Bloom. MARIAN PRICE Cat on a Hot Tin Roof: The Uneasy Marriage of
Success and Idealism. In. the psychological study of literature, it is assumed that
a work of imaginative writing is always, to some extent, autobiographical; works
of art, like dreams, are ... The principal characters in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof—Brick
and Maggie—can be interpreted as representations of Tennessee Williams
himself.

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438113722

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Tennessee Williams's second Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof confronts homosexuality, father and son relationships, greed, manipulation, aging, and death. Study the play that has been referred to as brutally honest.

Tennessee Williams

Presents biographical information along with critical analysis of the themes, symbols, and ideas that appear in the author's works.

Author: Norma Jean Lutz

Publisher: Chelsea House

ISBN: 9780791061855

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 138

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Presents biographical information along with critical analysis of the themes, symbols, and ideas that appear in the author's works.

Ernest Hemingway

He has published critical studies of Clifford Odets , William Inge , and Robert E.
Sherwood . ... Inc. , and is the author of the forthcoming volumes Bloom's How to
Write About Tennessee Williams from Facts On File , Inc. , and Understanding ...

Author: Eugene Goodheart

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 369

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Ernest Hemingway's public persona and reputation, literary style, affinity with modern painting, and conception of character are among the subjects of these commentaries on the author's life and work. Following my general introduction, R. Baird Shuman introduces us to Hemingway's life. In her contribution for The Paris Review, Petrina Crockford speaks of his 'adventurous life as brash and uncompromising as that of his greatest characters.'

Bibliographic Index

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Category: Bibliographical literature

Page: 26

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American Drama

Reader in English and American Studies Clive Bloom Clive Bloom. 4 Tennessee
Williams MARK LILLY I start with the premise that William's work attempts to
express , inter alia , the author's experience of sexuality and desire as a gay man
who is not permitted , or does not dare , to write of the gay experience directly .

Author: Reader in English and American Studies Clive Bloom

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312123871

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 196

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Influenced by Ibsen and Strindberg, American drama had its origins in small theatre companies and groups of semi-professional players in the early 1900s, whose commitment was to inspire such writers as Eugene O'Neill, Susan Glaspell, Imamu Amiri Baraka, Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams. Born into this century, American drama has acted both as a reflection and as a commentary on the dominance, power and sometimes corruption of the American democratic dream. Today, American theatre still challenges its audiences with a powerful voice unknown to television and commercial film, bringing to the fore issues of gender, colour and political oppression. This collection of specially written essays offers a comprehensive introduction to the subject for students wishing to familiarise themselves with this exciting field, and those already involved with the current debate in the area will welcome the broad approach adopted by this volume.

Character Constellation and Characterization in Tennessee Williams the Glass Menagerie

[19,710]. “That the father does not appear directly in the play suggests that
Tennessee Williams could not view him with sufficient objectivity to portray him. ...
For Amanda (“[t]he mother Williams had chosen to write about in `The Glass
Menagerie` was his own.“6) “the ... [23,11], which characterizes all her following 4
Tischler, Nancy M. “The Glass Menagerie:The Revelation of Quiet Truth“, Harold
Bloom.

Author: Maria Fernkorn

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656059683

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Page: 28

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Seminar paper from the year 1999 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, http: //www.uni-jena.de/, 11 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: "At the age of fourteen, I discovered writing as an escape from a world of reality in which I felt acutely uncomfortable. It immediatly became my place of retreat, my cave, my refuge."1 This quotation by Tennessee Williams mirrors his inability to cope with the challenges and strokes of fate of his real life. For example, he felt responsible for the lobotomie of his sister Rose although he had no knowledge about this operation. Furthermore, he could not cope with his social environment, especially with his fathers incapability to handle his introvert son. With his first success, the play "The Glass Menagerie" (1944), Williams holds up the mirror to the Broadway audience of the 1950s who is not willing to face the reality of the postwar period or to digest its experiences with the Second World War. In the same way as this generation flies from their war recollections into a problem repressing fictious world and as Williams escapes from his personal reality through writing, the figures of the drama fly from an unsatisfying life into their dreamworlds. The play deals with the Wingfield family (Amanda, Tom and Laura), who "share[s] a small apartment in a poor section of St. Louis."2 The family members have, through the visit of a gentlemen caller for Laura (Jim), the chance to realize their dreams. But "the friend Tom brings home to meet Laura [...], although he happens to be the boy she secretly admired in high school, turns out, unfortunately, to be already engaged."3 Tennessee Williamss breakthrough "The Glass Menagerie" is respected to be one of his best plays, with Broadway performances exceeded only by "A Streetcar named Desire" In this paper it is to point out the character presentation and character constellation in Tennessee Williamss "The Glass Menagerie." Firstly, I am going to

John Gielgud Matinee Idol to Movie Star

Fry didn't, so he continued in the part in America, alongside Pamela Brown and
Burton, but without Claire Bloom. In November Tennessee Williams wrote to a
friend: 'There is a feeling here that his play will be a tremendous hit.' The feeling ...

Author: Jonathan Croall

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408131072

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 736

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In his lifetime Gielgud was acclaimed as the finest classical actor of the twentieth century and Jonathan Croall's biography from 2000 was instantly recognised by critics as a masterful achievement, one that was 'unlikely to be surpassed' (Sunday Telegraph). Since that time however a considerable amount of new material has come to light and the passing of time has allowed a new candour. John Gielgud: Matinee Idol to Movie Star sees this peerless biographer return to his subject to offer the definitive life of Gielgud. For this new biography Croall's exhaustive research has included over a hundred new interviews with key people from his life and career, several hundred letters from Gielgud that have never been published, scores of letters written to him and archived versions of his film and television work. As Gielgud worked increasingly in this medium during the last third of his life much greater attention is given to this than in the earlier work. Fresh light is thrown on his professional relationships with figures such as Laurence Olivier and Edith Evans, and on turbulent episodes of his private life. The overall result is a a much more rounded, candid and richly textured portrait of this celebrated and complex actor.

A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

Thus , it would seem that Bloom got it right , but for the wrong reason . Alas , that
she could not find Blanche's strength and courage in the text as Williams finally
came to write it , for it is assuredly there . If there ever is a last word , let
Tennessee ...

Author: Brenda Murphy

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 324

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Presents a collection of essays on the play that analyze its characters, major themes, and critical history.

Dramatists and Dramas

Presents a compilation of Bloom's introductions to the Modern critical views and Modern critical interpretations series of books, focusing on drama and dramatists.

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0791093743

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 324

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Presents a compilation of Bloom's introductions to the Modern critical views and Modern critical interpretations series of books, focusing on drama and dramatists.

The Tennessee Williams Literary Journal

An Interview with Tennessee Williams . ... Murray , Timothy D . Evolving Texts :
The Writing of Tennessee Williams . Newark , DE ... Costork Studies Selenagerie
: Any : D . CRITICAL STUDIES : COLLECTIONS OF ESSAYS Bloom , Harold .

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The Critical Response to Tennessee Williams

Harold Bloom , emphasizing the influence that lyric poet Hart Crane had on
Tennessee Williams , argues that Williams ... calls " the division in his artistic
personality that would become the hallmark of Tennessee Williams ' s writing " (
334 ) .

Author: George W. Crandell

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 307

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Tennessee Williams is generally regarded, along with Eugene O'Neill and Arthur Miller, as one of the greatest American dramatists of the 20th century. This reputation rests upon more than 40 years of critical acclaim accrued by his two masterpieces--A Streetcar Named Desire and The Glass Menagerie--and by more than 60 other plays, such as Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Rose Tattoo, Orpheus Descending, and The Night of the Iguana. Through representative reviews and articles, this reference book traces the critical response to Williams from his earliest works to the present day. The volume concludes with a selected bibliography.

The Cambridge Companion to American Modernism

Consider, for example, the paradoxical situation in which well-known critic Harold
Bloom found himself in introducing two ... Day's Journey Into Night ( 1939-1 941,
first produced, 1956); Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire (1947), ...

Author: Walter Kalaidjian

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139827146

Category: Literary Criticism

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The Cambridge Companion to American Modernism provides a comprehensive and authoritative overview of American literary modernism from 1890 to 1939. These original essays by twelve distinguished scholars of international reputation offer critical overviews of the major genres, literary culture, and social contexts that define the current state of Modern American literature and cultural studies. Among the diverse topics covered are nationalism, race, gender and the impact of music and visual arts on literary modernism, as well as overviews of the achievements of American modernism in fiction, poetry and drama. The book concludes with a chapter on modern American criticism. An essential reference guide to the field, the Companion offers readers a chronology of key events and publication dates covering the first half of the twentieth century in the United States, and a bibliography of further reading organized by chapter topics.

Ernest Hemingway s The Sun Also Rises

A selection of critical essays.

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781555460532

Category: American literature

Page: 184

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A selection of critical essays.

World Authors 1900 1950 Saki Zweig

Tennessee Williams on File , 1985 ; Bloom , H . ( ed . ) Tennessee ... Tennessee
Williams ' s The Glass Menagerie , 1988 ; Bloom , H . ( ed . ) ... He likes to vary
what he calls the monotony of writing fiction by returns to his old love , journalism
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Category: Literature, Modern

Page: 3005

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Provides almost 2700 articles on twentieth-century authors from all over the world who wrote in English or whose works are available in English translation.