Tennessee Williams | Critical Essay by Philip C. Kolin

This literature criticism consists of approximately 24 pages of analysis & critique of Tennessee Williams.
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Critical Essay by Philip C. Kolin

SOURCE: Kolin, Philip C. “Tennessee Williams's ‘Interval’: MGM and Beyond.” Southern Quarterly 38, no. 1 (fall 1999): 21-7.

In the following essay, Kolin asserts that the story “Interval” “bears scrutiny as a disclosure of Williams's view of art, sex, and the imagination, all fused in America's quintessential worlds of illusion making—Hollywood and Broadway.”

Of all Tennessee Williams's short fiction, perhaps no story has been more undeservedly unattended by critical commentary than “Interval.” Yet this story characteristically unveils key places, times, and events in Williams's early life and art. “Interval” documents the recuperable hiatus Williams himself underwent—an “embarrassed chapter” in his life—played against the backdrop of the mid 1940s. The...

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