Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh - The Heart Can't Wait Summary & Analysis

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After the spectacular success of "The Glass Menagerie" Williams decided to return to New Orleans and get back to work, but the solitude and peace he sought could not so easily be found. Even his landlord knew of his fame and began treating him like royalty. At least one drama dilettante from New York named Sylvia pursued him relentlessly, which the gay playwright found amusing since he'd never even been noticed by beautiful women before his triumph. Nevertheless, Williams wrote to his agent that he found New Orleans "more restful" than New York. Williams also settled into something like a regular domestic routine with Pancho Gonzales, a good-looking Mexican who worked as a receptionist at the Pontchartrain Hotel.

In letters to Audrey Wood, the playwright expressed both gratitude for the fact he was making money at last and consternation at the...

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