The collected poems of Tennessee Williams
|Format:||Print Book 2007|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
Few writers achieve success in more than one genre, and yet if Tennessee Williams had never written a single play he would still be known as a distinguished poet. The excitement, compassion, lyricism, and humor that epitomize his writing for the theater are all present in his poetry. It was as a young poet that Williams first came to the attention of New Directions' founder James Laughlin, who initially presented some of Williams' verse in the New Directions anthologyFive Young American Poets 1944 (before he had any reputation as a playwright), and later published the individual volumes of Williams's poetry,In the Winter of Cities (1956, revised in 1964) andAndrogyne, Mon Amour (1977). In this definitive edition, all of the playwright's collected and uncollected published poems (along with substantial variants), including poems from the plays, have been assembled, accompanied by explanatory notes and an introduction by Tennessee Williams scholars David Roessel and Nicholas Moschovakis. The CD included with this paperbook edition features Tennessee Williams reading, in his delightful and mesmerizing Mississippi voice, several of the whimsical folk poems he called his "Blue Mountain Ballads," poems dedicated to Carson McCullers and to his longtime companion Frank Merlo, as well as his long early poem, "The Summer Belvedere."
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|Series||New Directions paperbook ; 1065|
|Publisher|| New York :New Directions Pub.,2007
Roessel, David E.
(David Ernest), 1954-
Moschovakis, Nicholas Rand, 1969-
University of the South.
"With a CD of the author reading"--Cover.
The Collected poems of Tennessee Williams is published by arrangement with The University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee"--T.p. verso.
"A New Directions paperbook, NDP1065"--P. 4 of cover.
xxxi, 304 pages ; 23 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)