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Tennessee Williams

Playwright (26-Mar-1911 — 25-Feb-1983)


Senata Karolina Bauer-Briski. The Role of Sexuality in the Major Plays of Tennessee Williams. Peter Lang. 2002. 388pp.

George W. Crandell (editor). The Critical Response to Tennessee Williams. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. 1996. 352pp.

George W. Crandell. Tennessee Williams: A Descriptive Bibliography. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press. 1995. 699pp.

Albert J. Devlin (editor). Conversations with Tennessee Williams. University Press of Mississippi. 1986. 369pp.

Signi Lenea Falk. Tennessee Williams. Twayne. 1961. Also a second edition in 1978.

Norman J. Fedder. The Influence of D. H. Lawrence on Tennessee Williams. The Hague, Netherlands: Mouton and Co.. 1966. 131pp.

Anne Fleche. Mimetic Disillusion: Eugene O'Neill, Tennessee Williams, and U. S. Dramatic Realism. University of Alabama Press. 1997.

Robert F. Gross. Tennessee Williams: A Casebook. Taylor & Francis. 2001. 256pp.

Drewey Wayne Gunn. Tennessee Williams: A Bibliography. New Jersey: Scarecrow Press. 1991. 471pp. 2nd edition.

I. H. Habib. Tennessee Williams: A Descriptive Bibliography. Dacca, Bangladesh: University Press. 1986. 62pp.

Ronald Hayman. Tennessee Williams: Everyone Else is an Audience. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. 1993. 268pp.

Greta Heintzelman. Tennessee Williams A to Z: The Essential Reference to His Life and Work. Facts on File. 2005.

Kenneth Holditch; Richard Freeman Leavitt. Tennessee Williams and the South. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi. 2002. 111pp.

Philip C. Kolin (editor). Confronting Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire: Essays in Critical Pluralism. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. 1992. 272pp.

Philip C. Kolin. The Tennessee Williams Encyclopedia. Greenwood Press. 2004.

Philip C. Kolin. Tennessee Williams: A Guide to Research and Performance. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. 1998. 296pp.

Richard Leavitt (editor). The World of Tennessee Williams. New York: G. P. Putman's Sons. 1978. 170pp.

Lyle Leverich. Tom: The Unknown Tennessee Williams. New York, New York: Crown. 1995. 644pp.

Robert A. Martin (editor). Critical Essays on Tennessee Williams. New York: G. K. Hall. 1997. 315pp.

Gilbert Maxwell. Tennessee Williams and Friends: An Informal Biography. New York: World Publishing Company. 1965. 333pp.

Brenda Murphy. Tennessee Williams and Elia Kazan: A Collaboration in the Theatre. Cambridge University Press. 1992. 217pp.

Nicholas Pagan. Rethinking Literary Biography: A Postmodern Approach to Tennessee Williams. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. 1993. 150pp.

Michael Paller. Gentlemen Callers: Tennessee Williams, Homosexuality, and Mid-Twentieth Century Drama. Palgrave Macmillan. 2005. 256pp.

Gene D. Phillips. The Films of Tennessee Williams. Art Alliance Press. 1980. 336pp.

Dotson Rader. Tennessee: Cry of the Heart: An Intimate Memoir of Tennessee Williams. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co.. 1985. 348pp.

Harry Rasky. Tennessee Williams: A Portrait in Laughter and Lamentation. New York: Dodd, Mead. 1986.

Matthew Charles Roudané. Cambridge Companion to Tennessee Williams. Cambridge University Press. 2003. 301pp.

Annette Saddik. The Politics of Reputation: The Critical Reception of Tennessee Williams' Later Plays. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. 1999. 173pp.

David Savran. Communists, Cowboys, and Queers: The Politics of Masculinity in the Work of Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams. University of Minnesota Press. 1992. 204pp.

Irene Shaland. Tennessee Williams on the Soviet Stage. Rowman & Littlefield. 1987. 90pp.

Donald Spoto. The Kindness of Strangers: The Life of Tennessee Williams. Perseus Publishing. 1997.

Judith J. Thompson. Tennessee Williams' Plays: Memory, Myth, and Symbol. Pieterlen, Switzerland: Peter Lang. 1987. 261pp.

Ralph F. Voss (editor). Magical Muse: Millennial Essays on Tennessee Williams. University of Alabama Press. 2002. 314pp.

Gerald Weales. Tennessee Williams. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press. 1965. 46pp.

Dakin Williams; Shepherd Mead. Tennessee Williams: An Intimate Biography. New York: Arbor House. 1983. 352pp.

Tennessee Williams. Memoirs. New York, NY: Doubleday. 1975.

Donald Windham (editor). Tennessee Williams' Letters to Donald Windham, 1940-65. Verona, Italy: Stamperia Valdonega (for Sandy Campbell). 1976. 333pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Public Information Research Namebase [link]

  6. Wikipedia [link]

  7. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  8. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  9. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.1230)

  10. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.824)

  11. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.757)

  12. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1565)

  13. Webster's American Biographies (p.1140)

  14. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.530)

  15. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.254)

  16. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.1507)

  17. Contemporary Novelists (pp.1359-64)

  18. Current Biography, 1972 Yearbook (pp.448-51)

  19. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.830)

  20. Who's Who in Lesbian & Gay Writing (p.212)

  21. Twentieth Century Authors, First Supplement (p.1087)

  22. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.1117)

  23. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.799)

  24. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.517)

  25. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.5, p.146)

  26. The Reader's Encyclopedia of World Drama (pp.919-921)

  27. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.16)

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