A Streetcar Named Desire - Tennessee Williams

English BooksSKU: 9788175994270

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EAN: 9788175994270
Author: Tennessee Williams
Language: English
Publisher: Fingerprint! Publishing
Publication year: 2017
Print length: 144
Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.6 x 1
Item Weight: 138


 A Streetcar Named Desire - Tennessee Williams

“I don’t want realism. I want magic!” These iconic words capture the essence of Blanche DuBois, the insecure and promiscuous Southern belle who arrives penniless at her sister Stella's two-room apartment in a working-class neighborhood of New Orleans. Blanche, having lost her ancestral estate, clings to her pretenses and illusions.

Key Features of This Timeless Classic:

  • Complex Characters: Dive into the life of Blanche DuBois, who struggles to maintain her illusions while facing the harsh reality presented by her sister’s brutal husband, Stanley Kowalski.
  • Intense Conflict: Witness the escalating conflict between Blanche and Stanley, as Stanley relentlessly seeks to expose Blanche’s deceptions.
  • Pulitzer Prize Winner: Recognized for its profound impact and artistic excellence, A Streetcar Named Desire won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
  • Adaptations and Influence: Counted among the finest plays of the twentieth century, it has been adapted into multiple art forms, including ballet and opera.
  • Themes of Reality vs. Illusion: Explore the play’s powerful themes, such as the clash between reality and illusion, the decay of the Old South, and the struggle for personal dignity.

Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire is a classic work that continues to resonate with audiences, offering a poignant exploration of human frailty and resilience. This masterpiece of social realism is a must-read for anyone interested in the depths of human emotion and the complexities of societal expectations.

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