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The Glass Menagerie (1945)

by Tennessee Williams

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Tom is frustrated in his job and distressed at home by the mental withdrawal from life of his crippled sister Laura. His energetic but misguided mother clings frantically to the idea that Laura can lead a normal life while Laura lives for her glass figures--'the small and tender things that make life endurable'. This edition contains notes and activities to enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the play.… (more)
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Blue roses...ah, what a heart-breaker! ( )
  LibroLindsay | Jun 18, 2021 |
I just couldnt get into this one. Maybe if i saw it on stage ( )
  audraelizabeth | Jun 8, 2021 |
Laura and her glass animals and dream world of gentleman callers
  ritaer | Jun 6, 2021 |
As the character-narrator Tom says in the opening act, this play is about "the long-delayed but always expected something that we live for." This smacks of Beckett's Godot, however Williams's play attaches this existential dilemma to an overt object, whereas Beckett allows it never to show up. ( )
  chrisvia | Apr 29, 2021 |
Originally read this for school a while back and wasn't overly impressed, but recently listened to a performance of it and it's much better when performed. And when I can actually enjoy the book without putting up with all my English teacher's antics. ( )
  afrozenbookparadise | Apr 22, 2021 |
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Tennessee Williamsprimary authorall editionscalculated
Bottoms, StephenEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bray, RobertIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kushner, TonyIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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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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Tom is frustrated in his job and distressed at home by the mental withdrawal from life of his crippled sister Laura. His energetic but misguided mother clings frantically to the idea that Laura can lead a normal life while Laura lives for her glass figures--'the small and tender things that make life endurable'. This edition contains notes and activities to enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the play.

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