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The Glass Menagerie (New Classics Series) (original 1945; edition 1970)

by Tennessee Williams

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Title:The Glass Menagerie (New Classics Series)
Authors:Tennessee Williams
Info:New Directions (1970), Edition: Eighth Edition, Paperback, 115 pages
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Yeah, whatever Tennessee.
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Yeah, whatever Tennessee.
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Yeah, whatever Tennessee.
  hoegbottom | Jan 30, 2016 |
reread this. read it before in high school and wondered if I might appreciate it more as an adult and avid reader. Still not sure if I did. ( )
  micahmom2002 | Jan 25, 2016 |
reread this. read it before in high school and wondered if I might appreciate it more as an adult and avid reader. Still not sure if I did. ( )
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Nobody, not even the rain, has such small hands. -e.e. cummings
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The Wingfield apartment is the rear of the building, one of those vast hive-like conglomerations of cellular living-units that flower as warty growths in overcrowded urban centers of lower middle-class population and are symtomatic of the impulse of this largest and fundamentally enslaved section of American society to avoid fluidity and differentiation and to exist and function as one interfused mass of automatism.
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You are the only young man that I know of who ignores the fact that the future becomes the present, the present becomes the past, and the past turns into everlasting regret if you don't plan for it!
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This work refers to separate editions of The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams. Scholarly editions that do contain the complete text of the play, in addition to critical commentary, belong here. Please do not combine with adaptations, movie versions, York notes or omnibus editions that also contain other plays.
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No play in the modern theatre has so captured the imagination and heart of the American public as Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie.

Menagerie was Williams's first popular success and launched the brilliant, if somewhat controversial, career of our pre-eminent lyric playwright. Since its premiere in Chicago in 1944, with the legendary Laurette Taylor in the role of Amanda, the play has been the bravura piece for great actresses from Jessica Tandy to Joanne Woodward, and is studied and performed in classrooms and theatres around the world. The Glass Menagerie (in the reading text the author preferred) is now available only in its New Directions Paperbook edition. A new introduction by prominent Williams scholar Robert Bray, editor of The Tennessee Williams Annual Review, reappraises the play more than half a century after it won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award: "More than fifty years after telling his story of a family whose lives form a triangle of quiet desperation, Williams's mellifluous voice still resonates deeply and universally." This edition of The Glass Menagerie also includes Williams's essay on the impact of sudden fame on a struggling writer, "The Catastrophe of Success," as well as a short section of Williams's own "Production Notes." The cover features the classic line drawing by Alvin Lustig, originally done for the 1949 New Directions edition.

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The only single edition now available of this American classic about a mother obsessed with her disabled daughter.

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