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The Resource Gentlemen callers : Tennessee Williams, homosexuality, and mid-twentieth century Broadway drama, Michael Paller

Gentlemen callers : Tennessee Williams, homosexuality, and mid-twentieth century Broadway drama, Michael Paller

Label
Gentlemen callers : Tennessee Williams, homosexuality, and mid-twentieth century Broadway drama
Title
Gentlemen callers
Title remainder
Tennessee Williams, homosexuality, and mid-twentieth century Broadway drama
Statement of responsibility
Michael Paller
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Gentlemen Callers provides a fascinating look at America's greatest twentieth-century playwright. Michael Paller examines Tennessee Williams's plays from the 1940s through the 1980s against the backdrop of the playwright's life story and the culture in which he worked, providing fresh details. Through this lens Paller examines the evolution of mid-twentieth-century America's acknowledgment and acceptance of homosexuality. From the early one-act Auto-da-Fe and The Glass Menagerie through Small Craft Warnings and Something Cloudy, Something Clear, Paller's book investigates how Williams's earliest critics marginalized or ignored his gay characters and why, beginning in the 1970s, many gay liberationists reviled them. Lively, blunt, and provocative, this book will appeal to anyone who loves Williams, Broadway, and the theater
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Paller, Michael
Dewey number
812/.54
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3545.I5365
LC item number
Z799 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Williams, Tennessee
  • Homosexuality and literature
  • Male homosexuality in literature
  • Sexual orientation in literature
  • Gay men in literature
  • Sex in literature
Label
Gentlemen callers : Tennessee Williams, homosexuality, and mid-twentieth century Broadway drama, Michael Paller
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The signs are interior -- The time and world that I live in -- Something kept on ice -- A true story of our time -- Almost willfully out of contact with the world -- "Before my clean heart has grown dirty."
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 269 pages
Isbn
9781403967756
Lccn
2004054129
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocm56194990
  • (OCoLC)56194990
Label
Gentlemen callers : Tennessee Williams, homosexuality, and mid-twentieth century Broadway drama, Michael Paller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The signs are interior -- The time and world that I live in -- Something kept on ice -- A true story of our time -- Almost willfully out of contact with the world -- "Before my clean heart has grown dirty."
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 269 pages
Isbn
9781403967756
Lccn
2004054129
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocm56194990
  • (OCoLC)56194990

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