Tennessee Williams's the Glass Menagerie / Edition 2

Tennessee Williams's the Glass Menagerie / Edition 2

by Harold Bloom
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Blooms Literary Criticism

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Tennessee Williams's the Glass Menagerie / Edition 2

Premiering in 1944, The Glass Menagerie was Tennessee Williams's first popular success. Today the play is considered one of Williams's masterpieces and is frequently performed. This updated volume is an essential resource for those seeking to deepen their appreciation of this fascinating character study.

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ISBN-13: 9780791093498
Publisher: Blooms Literary Criticism
Publication date: 05/28/2008
Series: Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 14 Years

Table of Contents

Editor's Note     vii
Introduction   Harold Bloom     1
The Glass Menagerie   Nancy M. Tischler     5
Tennessee Williams, Theatre Poet in Prose   Frank Durham     23
The Glass Menagerie: "It's no tragedy, Freckles."   Thomas E. Scheye     37
The Composition of The Glass Menagerie: An Argument for Complexity   Brian Parker     43
'The Glass Menagerie' (1944)   Roger Boxill     59
"More than Just a Little Chekhovian": The Sea Gull as a Source for the Characters in The Glass Menagerie   Drewey Wayne Gunn     69
Entering The Glass Menagerie   C. W. E. Bigsby     79
"Where Memory Begins": New Texas Light-on The Glass Menagerie   Gilbert Debusscher     95
The Blue Rose of St. Louis: Laura, Romanticism, and The Glass Menagerie   Bert Cardullo     105
Tennessee Williams's Tom Wingfield and Georg Kaiser's Cashier: A Contextual Comparison   William Fordyce     117
Flying the Jolly Roger: Images of Escape and Selfhood in Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie   Lori Leathers Single     135
Chronology     153
Contributors     161
Bibliography     165
Acknowledgments     169
Index     171

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