Tales of Desire

Tales of Desire

By Tennessee Williams

New Directions Publishing Corporation, Paperback, 9780811218566, 104pp.

Publication Date: February 2010

I cannot write any sort of story, said Tennessee to Gore Vidal] unless there is at least one character in it for whom I have physical desire. These transgressive Tales of Desire, including One Arm, Desire and the Black Masseur, Hard Candy, and The Killer Chicken and the Closet Queen, show the iconic playwright at his outrageous best.

About the Author
Tennessee Williams, born Thomas Lanier Williams in 1911 in Columbus, Mississippi won Pulitzer Prizes for his dramas, A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Other plays include The Glass Menagerie, Summer and Smoke, The Rose Tattoo, Camino Real, Suddenly Last Summer, Sweet Bird of Youth and Night of the Iguana. He also wrote a number of one-act plays, short stories, poems and two novels, The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone and Moishe and the Age of Reason. He died in 1983 at the age of 72.