Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Author: Tennessee Williams

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822201892

Category: Drama

Page: 85

View: 1991

THE STORY: In a plantation house, a family celebrates the sixty-fifth birthday of Big Daddy, as they sentimentally dub him. The mood is somber, despite the festivities, because a number of evils poison the gaiety: greed, sins of the past and desper
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Tennessee Williams's Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Chelsea House

ISBN: 9781604138887

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 194

View: 533

Presents critical essays that discuss the characters, plot, and major themes of the play about a Southern American family in crisis, by such academics as M. Thomas Inge, Dean Shackelford, and David A. Davis.
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Schloss aus Glas

Author: Jeannette Walls

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455810519

Category: Fiction

Page: 382

View: 1985

Jeannette Walls ist ein glückliches Kind: Sie hat einen Vater, der mit ihr auf Dämonenjagd geht, ihr die Physik erklärt und die Sterne vom Himmel holt. Da nimmt sie gerne in Kauf, immer mal wieder mit leerem Bauch ins Bett zu gehen, ihre egomanische Künstlermutter zu ertragen oder in Nacht-und-Nebel-Aktionen den Wohnort zu wechseln. Mit den Jahren allerdings werden die sozialen Verhältnisse schlimmer, die Sprüche des Vaters schaler und das Lügengebäude der Eltern so zerbrechlich wie das Schloss aus Glas, das der Vater jahrelang zu bauen versprochen hatte.
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Das Verlorene Paradies (Illustriert)

Author: John Milton

Publisher: FV Éditions

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 1686

Das Verlorene Paradies handelt vom Kampf des Guten gegen den Bösen. Es ist ein Meisterwerk der europäischen Literatur.
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Ich bin Malala

Das Mädchen, das die Taliban erschießen wollten, weil es für das Recht auf Bildung kämpft

Author: Malala Yousafzai

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426424231

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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Am 9. Oktober 2012 wird die junge Pakistanerin Malala Yousafzai auf ihrem Schulweg überfallen und niedergeschossen. Die Fünfzehnjährige hatte sich den Taliban widersetzt, die Mädchen verbieten, zur Schule zu gehen. Wie durch ein Wunder kommt Malala mit dem Leben davon. Als im Herbst 2013 ihr Buch "Ich bin Malala" erscheint, ist die Resonanz enorm: Weltweit wird über ihr Schicksal berichtet. Im Juli 2013 hält sie eine beeindruckende Rede vor den Vereinten Nationen. Barack Obama empfängt sie im Weißen Haus, und im Dezember erhält sie den Sacharow-Preis für geistige Freiheit, verliehen vom Europäischen Parlament. Malala Yousafzai lebt heute mit ihrer Familie in England, wo sie wieder zur Schule geht. Malala Yousafzai wird mit dem Friedensnobelpreis 2014 ausgezeichnet. »Dieses Memoir unterstreicht ihre besten Eigenschaften. Ihren Mut und ihre Entschlossenheit kann man nur bewundern. Ihr Hunger nach Bildung und Neugestaltung ist authentisch. Sie wirkt so unschuldig, und da ist diese unverwüstliche Zuversicht. Sie spricht mit einem solchen Gewicht, dass man vergisst, dass Malala erst 16 ist.« The Times »Niemand hat das Recht auf Bildung so knapp, so einprägsam und überzeugend zusammengefasst wie Malala Yousafzai, die tapferste Schülerin der Welt.« Berliner Zeitung »Der mutigste Teenager der Welt« Bild »Bewegend erzählt Malala Yousafzai ihr Schicksal.« Brigitte
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Student Companion to Tennessee Williams

Author: Nancy Marie Patterson Tischler

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313312380

Category: Drama

Page: 179

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Helps students understand why this playwright is now considered an American classic.
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A Streetcar Named Desire

Author: Hana Sambrook

Publisher: Longman; York Press

ISBN: 9780582784246

Category:

Page: 112

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A fresh and exciting approach to English Literature
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Im dunklen, dunklen Wald

Thriller

Author: Ruth Ware

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423430559

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 8346

Der Weltbestseller jetzt im Taschenbuch Als Nora eine Einladung zum Junggesellinnenabschied ihrer einst besten Freundin erhält, ist sie mehr als überrascht: Zehn Jahre hat sie Clare nicht mehr gesehen ‒ seit jenem Vorfall, den Nora nie ganz verwunden hat ... Ein idyllisches Wochenende tief in den Wäldern Nordenglands ist geplant. Nora gibt sich einen Ruck und fährt hin. Doch etwas geht schief. Grauenvoll schief. Die Party entwickelt sich zum mörderischen Albtraum.
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The Selected Letters of Elia Kazan

Author: Elia Kazan

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0385350414

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 672

View: 2655

This collection of nearly three hundred letters gives us the life of Elia Kazan unfiltered, with all the passion, vitality, and raw honesty that made him such an important and formidable stage director (A Streetcar Named Desire, Death of a Salesman), film director (On the Waterfront, East of Eden), novelist, and memoirist. Elia Kazan’s lifelong determination to be a “sincere, conscious, practicing artist” resounds in these letters—fully annotated throughout—in every phase of his career: his exciting apprenticeship with the new and astonishing Group Theatre, as stagehand, stage manager, and actor (Waiting for Lefty, Golden Boy) . . . his first tentative and then successful attempts at directing for the theater and movies (The Skin of Our Teeth, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn) . . . his cofounding in 1947 of the Actors Studio and his codirection of the nascent Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center . . . his innovative and celebrated work on Broadway (All My Sons, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, J.B.) and in Hollywood (Gentleman’s Agreement, Splendor in the Grass, A Face in the Crowd, Baby Doll) . . . his birth as a writer. Kazan directed virtually back-to-back the greatest American dramas of the era—by Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams—and helped shape their future productions. Here we see how he collaborated with these and other writers: Clifford Odets, Thornton Wilder, John Steinbeck, and Budd Schulberg among them. The letters give us a unique grasp of his luminous insights on acting, directing, producing, as he writes to and about Marlon Brando, James Dean, Warren Beatty, Robert De Niro, Boris Aronson, and Sam Spiegel, among others. We see Kazan’s heated dealings with studio moguls Darryl Zanuck and Jack Warner, his principled resistance to film censorship, and the upheavals of his testimony before the House Committee on Un-American Activities. These letters record as well the inner life of the artist and the man. We see his startling candor in writing to his first wife, his confidante and adviser, Molly Day Thacher—they did not mince words with each other. And we see a father’s letters to and about his children. An extraordinary portrait of a complex, intense, monumentally talented man who engaged the political, moral, and artistic currents of the twentieth century.
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Bloom's How to Write about Tennessee Williams

Author: Jennifer Banach,Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438127677

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 257

View: 5809

Known for his poetic transformation of New England and nature, Robert Frost has retained his position through the years as one of the essential American poets of the 20th century. This book explores his classic works, including The Road Not Taken, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, and The Death of the Hired Man.
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The Politics of Reputation

The Critical Reception of Tennessee Williams' Later Plays

Author: Annette J. Saddik

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838637722

Category: Drama

Page: 173

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Author Annette J. Saddik researches Tennessee Williams' much-neglected later work (from 1961 to 1983), and argues that it deserves a central place in American experimental drama. Offering a new reading of Williams' career, she challenges the conventional wisdom that his later work represents a failure of his creative powers.
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Critical Companion to Tennessee Williams

Author: Greta Heintzelman,Alycia Smith Howard

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438108567

Category: Dramatists, American

Page: 449

View: 9012

One of the greatest American dramatists of the 20th century, Tennessee Williams is known for his sensitive characterizations, poetic yet realistic writing, ironic humor, and depiction, of harsh realties in human relationship. His work is frequently included in high school and college curricula, and his plays are continually produced. Critical Companion to Tennessee Williams includes entries on all of Williams's major and minor works, including A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Glass Menagerie, a novel, a collection of short stories, two poetry collections, and personal essays; places and events related to his works; major figures in his life; his literary influences; and issues in Williams scholarship and criticism. Appendixes include a complete list of Williams's works; a list of research libraries with significant Williams holdings; and a bibliography of primary and secondary sources.
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The Cambridge Companion to Tennessee Williams

Author: Matthew C. Roudané

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521498838

Category: Drama

Page: 277

View: 418

This collection of thirteen original essays covers Williams's work from the early apprenticeship years in the 1930s to his last play before his death in 1983.
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The Collected Poems of Tennessee Williams

Author: Tennessee Williams,David Ernest Roessel,Nicholas Rand Moschovakis

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811215084

Category: Poetry

Page: 304

View: 9978

A collection of poetic works by the eminent playwright features substantial piece variants, poems from his plays, and accompanying explanatory notes, in a volume that is complemented by a CD recording of the author's reading of his "Blue Mountain Ballads" and other works.
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Where I Live

Selected Essays

Author: Tennessee Williams

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811207065

Category: Essays

Page: 171

View: 920

Tennessee Williams' witty, engaging, and elegant essays are now available in a revised and much expanded edition.
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Conversations with Tennessee Williams

Author: Tennessee Williams,Albert J. Devlin

Publisher: Univ Pr of Mississippi

ISBN: N.A

Category: Drama

Page: 369

View: 3069

Interviews with the late playwright reveal his feelings about himself and his work, influences on his career, and his approach towards writing
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Memoirs

Author: Tennessee Williams

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811216692

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 274

View: 4468

For the "old crocodile," as Williams called himself late in life, the past was always present, and so it is with his continual shifting and intermingling of times, places, and memories as he weaves this story.
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Collected Stories

Author: Tennessee Williams

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811212694

Category: Fiction

Page: 574

View: 7628

A chronological arrangement of the noted American playwright's complete stories, published and unpublished, provides a veiled look at his life and concerns
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The Selected Letters of Tennessee Williams: 1945-1957

Author: Tennessee Williams,Albert J. Devlin,Nancy Marie Patterson Tischler

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811216005

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 662

View: 9933

Volume I of The Selected Letters of Tennessee Williams ends with the unexpected triumph of The Glass Menagerie. Volume II extends the correspondence from 1946 to 1957, a time of intense creativity which saw the production of A Streetcar Named Desire, The Rose Tattoo, Camino Real, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Following the immense success of Streetcar, Williams struggles to retain his prominence with a prodigious outpouring of stories, poetry, and novels as well as plays. Several major film projects, including the notorious Baby Doll, bring Williams and his collaborator Elia Kazan into conflict with powerful agencies of censorship, exposing both the conservative landscape of the 1950s and Williams' own studied resistance to the forces of conformity. Letters written to Kazan, Carson McCullers, Gore Vidal, publisher James Laughlin, and Audrey Wood, Williams' resourceful agent, continue earlier lines of correspondence and introduce new celebrity figures. The Broadway and Hollywood successes in the evolving career of America's premier dramatist vie with a string of personal losses and a deepening depression to make this period an emotional and artistic rollercoaster for Tennessee. Compiled by leading Williams scholars Albert J. Devlin, Professor of English at the University of Missouri, and Nancy M. Tischler, Professor Emerita of English at the Pennsylvania State University, Volume II maintains the exacting standard of Volume I, called by Choice: "a volume that will prove indispensable to all serious students of this author...meticulous annotations greatly increase the value of this gathering."
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