John Lahr Writing Styles in Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh

John Lahr
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Point of View

The point of view is that of the objective observer/narrator, as appropriate for a nonfiction biography. The author communicates clearly how the narrative of Tennessee Williams' life affected him and those with whom he was connected but the story always remains Williams' life.

Language and Meaning

The language is contemporary American English, with a plethora of slang terms that makes the dialogue seem realistic. There is no single meaning to this book, but rather an entire spectrum of experiences, emotions, triumphs and losses that make up most lives. Beyond whatever "meaning" can be found in Williams' plays, one valid observation of Tennessee Williams' life and work concerns the all-too-common intersection between genius and tragedy. While the play writing genius of Williams can not be denied, neither can the obvious tragedy that despite his talent and accomplishments, Williams ended his days on earth as a...

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