New selected essays : where I live / Tennessee Williams ; introduction by John Lahr ; edited, with an afterword, by John S. Bak.

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983.
Other Authors: Bak, John S.
Format: Book
Published: New York : New Directions Book, 2009.
Series:New Directions paperbook ; 1143
Table of Contents:
  • Essays. "Amor perdido" or How it feels to become a professional playwright ; Te morituri salutamus or An author's address to a first night audience ; Preface to my poems ; The history of a play (with parentheses) ; Notes to the reader ; The author tells why it is called The glass menagerie ; A playwright's statement on Dallas's Theatre '45 plans ; The catastrophe of success ; Chicago arrival ; Questions without answers ; "Something wild ..." ; Carson McCullers's Reflections in a golden eye ; A writer's quest for a Parnassus ; The timeless world of a play ; The meaning of The rose tattoo ; Facts about me ; Foreword to Camino Real ; Afterword to Camino Real ; Person-to-person ; Critic says "evasion," writer says "mystery" ; The past, the present, and the perhaps ; The world I live in ; Author and director : a delicate situation ; If the writing is honest ; Foreword to Sweet bird of youth ; The man in the overstuffed chair ; Reflections on a revival of a controversial fantasy ; Tennessee Williams presents his POV ; Prelude to a comedy ; Five fiery ladies ; Carson McCullers ; A summer of discovery ; The agent as catalyst ; T. Williams's view of T. Bankhead ; Grand ; Slapstick tragedy : a preface ; The wolf and I ; Happiness is relevant ; "Tennessee, never talk to an actress" ; We are dissenters now ; Too personal? ; Homage to Key West ; Let me hang it all out ; Where my head is now and other questions ; The blessings and mixed blessings of workshop productions ; I have rewritten a play for artistic purity ; I am widely regarded as the ghost of a writer ; The misunderstandings and fear of an artist's revolt
  • Miscellany : reviews, introductions, appreciations, & program notes. A reply to Mr. Nathan ; An appreciation : the creator of The glass menagerie pays tribute to Laurette Tayor ; An appreciation of Hans Hofmann ; An allegory of man and his Sahara, a review ; A movie by Cocteau..., a review ; The human psyche
  • alone, a review ; Notes on the filming of The rose tattoo ; A tribute from Tennessee Williams to "heroic Tallulah Bankhead" ; On meeting a young writer ; Concerning Eugene O'Neill ; Tennessee Williams talks about his play In the bar of a Tokyo hotel ; Notes for The two character play ; To William Inge : an homage ; W.H. Auden : a few reminiscences ; Foreword to Jane Bowles's Feminine wiles ; Program note for The red devil battery sign ; Foreword to Dakin Williams's The bar bizarre ; Homage to J.
  • Juvenilia and college papers. Can a good wife be a good sport? ; High school travel articles. A day at the Olympics ; The tomb of the Capuchins ; A flight over London ; A night in Venice ; A trip to Monte Carlo ; The ruins of Pompeii ; A tour of the battle-fields of France ; A festival night in Paris ; The Almalfi drive and Sorrento ; The first day out ; College papers. Candida ; Review of two plays by John M. Synge ; Some representative plays of O'Neill and a discussion of his art ; Is Fives ; Birth of an art (Anton Chekhov and the new theatre) ; Comments on the nature of artists with a few specific references to the case of Edgar Allan Poe.