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Conversations with Tennessee Williams

by Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983.

Format: Print Book 1986
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PS3545.I5365 Z463 1986
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  PS3545.I5365 Z463 1986
 
 
Summary
Collections of interviews with notable modern writers
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The latest in Mississippi's series of interview collections discovers the great playwright hashing and rehashing his career and his illnesses. Fortunately for sustained readability, he contradicts himself enough to make the whole volume intriguing. Unfortunately, Williams never delved very deeply into either his work or his life when he talked with interviewers, so it is the questioners' talents that often make or break a piece. Best of the bunch are Rex Reed's romp with the 60-year-old Williams through New Orleans, during which the bitchy reporter hauls some good quotes and anecdotes out of the playwright; Tom Buckley's 1970 Atlantic Monthly piece, which Williams denounced as full of ``the most dangerous misquotations, distortions, and libel'' (maybe, but it sure is fun); and a palaver between the playwright and St. Louis' other contemporary literary lion, William Burroughs. An interesting curiosity is a very early (1944) interview with a St. Louis Star-Times drama critic named William Inge. Biochronology; to be indexed. RO. 812'.54 Williams, Tennessee / Dramatists, American 20th century Interviews [OCLC] 86-9180"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Literary conversations series.
Subjects Williams, Tennessee, -- 1911-1983 -- Interviews.
Dramatists, American -- 20th century -- Interviews.
Playwriting.
Southern States -- In literature.
Publisher Jackson :University Press of Mississippi,1986
Contributors Devlin, Albert J.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description xx, 369 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
ISBN 0878052623 (alk. paper)
9780878052622 (alk. paper)
0878052631 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780878052639 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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