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A Week in Literary History

March 26th, 2002

In 1911, influential American playwright Tennessee (Thomas Lanier) Williams (The Glass Menagerie, 1944) is born in Columbus, Miss.

Tennessee Williams, b. March 26, 1911, d. 1983

williamstennesseeIn play after play, Williams gave clear and eloquent voice to the barely suppressed neuroses and passions of his tortured characters. Menagerie, Streetcar, and Cat loom as three of America’s foremost dramas: three hothouses, of different sorts, in which the residents are imprisoned.

Suggested Reading Plays The Glass Menagerie, 1945. A Streetcar Named Desire, 1947. The Rose Tattoo, 1951. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 1955. Suddenly Last Summer, 1958. Night of the Iguana, 1961. Other Memoirs, 1975. Where I Live: Selected Essays, 1978. Collected Stories, 1994.

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