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The collected poems of Tennessee Williams

by Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983.

Format: Print Book 2007
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PS3545.I5365 A17 2007
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  PS3545.I5365 A17 2007
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."
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Even after his plays made him a celebrity, Tennessee Williams "identified himself, privately, as a lone and tortured poet," reveal editors Nicholas Moschovakis and David Roessel (co-editor, The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes) in their introduction to The Collected Poems of Tennessee Williams. Williams (1911-1983) wrote verse throughout his life, which is fully collected for the first time in this anthology. In the Winter of Cities and Androgyne, Mon Amour, the two collections Williams published in his lifetime, are here, as are uncollected pieces, verse from his plays and fiction, early works from the 1930s indebted to his hero Hart Crane, and even juvenilia by "Thos. Williams, 9th gr." (Apr. 24) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series New Directions paperbook ; 1065
Subjects Williams, Tennessee, -- 1911-1983.
American poetry.
Publisher New York :New Directions Pub.,2007
Contributors Roessel, David E. (David Ernest), 1954-
Moschovakis, Nicholas Rand, 1969-
University of the South.
Language English
Notes "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.
Includes index.
Description xxxi, 304 pages ; 23 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
ISBN 0811216918 (pbk.)
9780811216913 (pbk.)
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