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  • John Lahr on 'Tennessee Williams'

    John Lahr on 'Tennessee Williams'
    Thirty-one years after his death and 70 years after his first Broadway hit, "The Glass Menagerie," Tennessee Williams remains something of a mystery. Although his major plays — "Menagerie," "A Streetcar Named Desire," "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," "The Night of the Iguana," "Sweet Bird of Youth" — are as popular as ever, their thematic connections to Williams' troubled youth and early adult life are poorly understood. The later plays, written in a fog of drugs and alcohol that enveloped his last decades, were dismissed by most critics in their original productions, a state of neglect that largely persists to this day.
  • REVIEW: 'Tennessee Williams' by John Lahr

    REVIEW: 'Tennessee Williams' by John Lahr
    Any biographer entering a crowded field — and the life and work of the great playwright Tennessee Williams is hardly virgin territory, given the confessional diaries, the innumerable extant letters, the documentary films, the previous analyses of...

    The shame and glory of Tennessee Williams in John Lahr's new book

    The shame and glory of Tennessee Williams in John Lahr's new book
    One day a comprehensive literary biography of Tennessee Williams will be written that won't resemble a psychiatric case study. Until then let's savor John Lahr's "Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh," a work that is scintillating on the...

    Romantic getaways

    Romantic getaways
    Berlin: Put Berlin next to Paris and you have both sides of the coin: romance, which occasionally appeals, and eros, which never fails. "Berlin is sexy," said the German capital's openly gay Mayor Klaus Wowereit, and it's been that way since the...

    Book review: 'Thoughts Without Cigarettes' by Oscar Hijuelos

    Book review: 'Thoughts Without Cigarettes' by Oscar Hijuelos
    Thoughts Without Cigarettes A Memoir Oscar Hijuelos Gotham Books: 367 pp., $27.50 Was there ever a time and place more alive and unpredictable than New York City in the middle decades of the 20th century? Oscar Hijuelos was lucky enough to live there...