A Streetcar Named Desire
by Tennessee Williams , Arthur Miller , E. Browne
Editor: Penguin Books Ltd
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Pulitzer Prize winner Tennessee Williams, A Tramway Named Desire, is the story of a catastrophic confrontation between dream and reality, played by the characters of Blanche DuBois and Stanley Kowalski.This Penguin Modern Classics edition includes an introduction by Arthur Miller”I always depended on the kindness of strangers” Fading beautiful from the south, Blanche DuBois is adrift in the modern worldWhen she manages to stay with her sister Stella in a crowded, noisy corner of New Orleans, her illusions of grandeur carry her into conflict with Stella’s brutal, brutal husband Stanley KowalskiFinally, their violent collision causes Blanche, a fragile sense of identity to crumble, threatening to destroy her mental health and her only chance of happiness.Tennessee Williams, torrid and disturbing historical drama, recreated the immortal film with Marlon Brando, is one of the most influential plays of the twentieth centuryTennessee Williams (1911-1983) was born in Columbus, MississippiWhen his father, a street vendor, moved with his family to Saint-Louis a few years later, he and his sister found themselves unable to settle down in the city.He entered college during the Great Depression and left after a couple of years to take a job as a secretary in a shoe companyHe stayed there for two years, spending evenings writingHe received a Rockefeller Fellowship in 1940 for his game Battle of the Angels, and he won the Pulitzer Prize in 1948 and 1955Among his many other Penguin games published were The Glass Menagerie (1944), The Tattoo Rose (1951), The Cat on a Burning Roof (1955), Sweet Youth Bird (1959), The Night of the Iguana (1961), and Small Craft Warnings (1972).If you liked A Streetcar Named Desire, you will like The Glass Menagerie, also available in Penguin Modern ClassicsLyrical and poetic and human and heartbreaking and
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