One Arm and Other Stories

One Arm and Other Stories Here are the eleven remarkable stories of Tennessee Williams s first volume of short fiction originally published in and reissued as a paperbook in response to an increasingly insistent public d

  • Title: One Arm and Other Stories
  • Author: Tennessee Williams
  • ISBN: 9780811202237
  • Page: 353
  • Format: Paperback
  • Here are the eleven remarkable stories of Tennessee Williams s first volume of short fiction, originally published in 1948 and reissued as a paperbook in response to an increasingly insistent public demand It was this book which established Williams as a short story writer of the same stature and interest he had shown as a dramatist Each story has qualities that make itHere are the eleven remarkable stories of Tennessee Williams s first volume of short fiction, originally published in 1948 and reissued as a paperbook in response to an increasingly insistent public demand It was this book which established Williams as a short story writer of the same stature and interest he had shown as a dramatist Each story has qualities that make it memorable In One Arm we live through his last hours and memories with a rough trade ex prizefighter who is awaiting execution for murder The Field of Blue Children explores some of the strange ways of the human heart in love, Portrait of a Girl in Glass is a luminous and nostalgic recollection of characters who figure in The Glass Menagerie, while Desire and the Black Masseur is an excursion into the logic of the macabre The Yellow Bird, well known through the author s recorded reading of it, which tells of a minister s daughter who found a particularly violent but satisfactory way of expiating a load of inherited puritan guilt, may well become part of American mythology.

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    About “Tennessee Williams

    • Tennessee Williams

      Thomas Lanier Williams III, better known by the nickname Tennessee Williams, was a major American playwright of the twentieth century who received many of the top theatrical awards for his work He moved to New Orleans in 1939 and changed his name to Tennessee, the state of his father s birth He won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for A Streetcar Named Desire in 1948 and for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in 1955 In addition, The Glass Menagerie 1945 and The Night of the Iguana 1961 received New York Drama Critics Circle Awards His 1952 play The Rose Tattoo dedicated to his lover, Frank Merlo , received the Tony Award for best play.Characters in his plays are often seen as representations of his family members Laura Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie was understood to be modeled on Rose Some biographers believed that the character of Blanche DuBois in A Streetcar Named Desire is also based on her.Amanda Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie was generally seen to represent Williams mother, Edwina Characters such as Tom Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie and Sebastian in Suddenly, Last Summer were understood to represent Williams himself In addition, he used a lobotomy operation as a motif in Suddenly, Last Summer.The Pulitzer Prize for Drama was awarded to A Streetcar Named Desire in 1948 and to Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in 1955 These two plays were later filmed, with great success, by noted directors Elia Kazan Streetcar with whom Williams developed a very close artistic relationship, and Richard Brooks Cat Both plays included references to elements of Williams life such as homosexuality, mental instability, and alcoholism Although The Flowering Peach by Clifford Odets was the preferred choice of the Pulitzer Prize jury in 1955 and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof was at first considered the weakest of the five shortlisted nominees, Joseph Pulitzer Jr chairman of the Board, had seen Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and thought it worthy of the drama prize The Board went along with him after considerable discussion 18 Williams wrote The Parade, or Approaching the End of a Summer when he was 29 and worked on it sporadically throughout his life A semi autobiographical depiction of his 1940 romance with Kip Kiernan in Provincetown, Massachusetts, it was produced for the first time on October 1, 2006 in Provincetown by the Shakespeare on the Cape production company, as part of the First Annual Provincetown Tennessee Williams Festival.Other works by Williams include Camino Real and Sweet Bird of Youth.His last play went through many drafts as he was trying to reconcile what would be the end of his life 14 There are many versions of it, but it is referred to as In Masks Outrageous and Austere.

    678 thoughts on “One Arm and Other Stories

    • Should your life feel lacking languid prose, an undercurrent of homoeroticism, or predatory/neurotic women - in other words, lacking the Tennessee Williams touch - then look no further. One Arm, a compilation originally published in 1948 of eleven of Williams' short stories, can certainly scratch that dysfunctional Southern itch.For those who've read Williams' plays, the material here will look more than a little familiar. Two of the eleven stories - "Portrait of a Girl in Glass" and "The Night [...]


    • As I read this collection, I realized how little today's literature provides allegory, metaphor, and symbolism, and merely caters to the whimsy of an entertaining read. These tales took me back to a time when an author did not need to spell out his/her meaning and the reader needed to call upon his/her intellect and/or experience to grasp the beauty -ugly as it may be- of the written world.


    • wtręty psychoanalityczne trochę zbyt nachalne i niepotrzebne (ciekawe historie nie potrzebują komentarza rodem z podręcznika psychoterapii imho), ale to wciąż williams i tam, gdzie po prostu opisuje neurozy, nie nazywając ich tak wprost, jest najlepiej. W niektórych miejscach smutne jak cholera.


    • Tennessee Williams is probably my favorite writer. He's just so messed up. And you can count on him to make everyone uncomfortable. He wrote about dysfunctional families before it was polite or proper. And got it right.


    • I thought I loved T. Williams but I'm not so sure after reading these stories. I've taught Glass Menagerie multiple times and have enjoyed many of his other plays. I guess these were just "creepier" reading than I was looking for. I could appreciate them but didn't really enjoy them. As an English prof, I tell my students all the time that they don't have to enjoy something to appreciate it or engage intellectually, but something about these stories didn't make me want to engage intellectually. [...]


    • Williams may be known best for his drama, but his short stories are simply brilliant, and I fell in love with his writing here on a level which was far beyond that I've experienced with his drama. I picked up the collection on a whim, and quickly discovered that his characters in prose are all-together more alive and more engaging than those I've found in his drama. In these sweeping short stories, he pulls together worlds that are simple as they are vibrant, and worth falling into with nearly e [...]


    • A collection of short stories you'll remember. One of them was written either before or after "The Glass Menagerie, as it has all the same characters. The stories are well-written, as one would expect from Tennessee, and I liked them all. "Blue Children" was my favorite - at least this time through the book - for it dealt with the relationship of a two students at college who are thrown together unexpectedly at a dance and find as time passes that they have much in common. In some of the other s [...]


    • Reading this story collection is like putting on a Joy Division record misery loves company. Tennesse (real first name: Thomas!) had a demon or two and a vice or two that helped fuel his art no doubt. "One Arm" is amazing while some of the others not so much. Worth checking out Williams' prose as a contrast to his rich (and depressing) plays.


    • I liked them all a lot, except Chronicle of a Demise, which I did not get. Portrait of a Girl in Glass is basically The Glass Menagerie in short story form. I think my favorites are The Malediction, The Poet, and The Angel in the Alcove. I had already read most of these stories before in another collection of Tennessee Williams short stories.


    • I recently read Cat On A Hot Tin Roof and I've been on a bit of a Tennessee Williams mood. This is a really well done collection of short stories. I'd never realized how homoerotic some of his work really is.



    • a rare chance to experience tennessee williams outside of the play. This book is so much gayer than you think it will be going in. fantastic.


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