Tales of Desire

Tales of Desire

by Tennessee Williams
     
 

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"I yearned for a bad influence and boy, was Tennessee one in the best sense of the word: joyous, alarming, sexually confusing and dangerously funny."—John Waters
“I cannot write any sort of story,” said Tennessee [to Gore Vidal] “unless there is at least one character in it for whom I have physical desire.” These transgressive

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"I yearned for a bad influence and boy, was Tennessee one in the best sense of the word: joyous, alarming, sexually confusing and dangerously funny."—John Waters
“I cannot write any sort of story,” said Tennessee [to Gore Vidal] “unless there is at least one character in it for whom I have physical desire.” These transgressive Tales of Desire, including “One Arm,” “Desire and the Black Masseur,” “Hard Candy,” and “The Killer Chicken and the Closet Queen,” show the iconic playwright at his outrageous best.

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Michiko Kakutani - The New York Times
“Disturbing, moving and funny.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811218566
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date:
02/24/2010
Series:
New Directions Pearls Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
781,121
Product dimensions:
4.30(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

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.

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