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John Lahr, Tennessee Williams biographer, speaks at Sewanee

By InSoo Lee and LamHo

Staff Writer and Executive Editor

Photo by Kimberly Williams

On April 8, John Lahr came to Sewanee about Tennessee Williams after authoring Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh. 607 more words


Book #5 of the 2015 Reading Challenge – A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

Read a play.

Read a book that became a movie.

I read this play a some years when I was at University in Denmark. Maybe I even read it in school as a teenager – I don’t remember. 317 more words


Up Late with A Streetcar Named Desire

I just love teaching/re-reading Tennessee Williams’s play A Streetcar Named Desire. My AP Literature seniors really enjoyed reading aloud from this–some of them affect a southern accent and all of them seem to laugh at the right places and groan in other spots. 258 more words

Book Reviews

Wild Geese

I must say … Raymond Carver is growing on me. Thanks to some literary friends, I overcame my prejudice against poets who “play with the net down” and write in free verse. 664 more words


This is what Tennessee Williams had to say on how to write a play but I think it could apply pretty much to any kind of writing. 402 more words


Guest Blogger, Michael Patrick Gaffney: “Oh Shut the Stage Door and When Thou Has Done So Come Weep with Me!”

A few days ago, my friend Michael relayed to me something that had recently happened to him. After he told me the story, I told him that he should write a guest blog about it, the event had riled him so. 1,089 more words