Cat on a Hot Tin Roof: (Viva Modern Critical Interpretations)

Tennessee Williams (Author), Harold Bloom (ed.)

Published by Viva Books Private Limited, 2007
ISBN 10: 8130906392 / ISBN 13: 9788130906393
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Laden with alcohol, an aging former football star now limps across stage with a broken ankle. His name is Brick Pollitt, a main character in Tennessee Williams?s second Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Produced in 1955, the work confronts homosexuality, father/son relationship, greed, manipulation, aging, and death. Brick is the son that his colossal-like father, Big Daddy, wants to inherit his estate; he is the son who had everything going for him but then fell apart. Brutally realistic, the play reaches its climax when Brick is forced to face the truth about his surrendered life and Big Daddy learns that his own life soon will end. "The bird that I hope to catch in the net of this play is not the solution of one man?s psychological problem. I?m trying to catch the true quality of experience in a group of people, that cloudy, flickering, evanescent?fiercely charged!?interplay of live human beings in the thundercloud of a common crisis." VIVA MODERN CRITICAL INTERPRETATIONS presents the best current criticism on the most widely read and studied poems, novels and dramas of the Western world, from Oedipus Rex and the Iliad to such modern and contemporary works as William Faulkner?s The Sound and the Fury and Don Delillo?s White Noise. Contents: Introduction ? Brick Pollitt as Homo Ludens: "Three Players of a Summer Game" and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof ? Cat on a Hot Tin Roof ? "Something Cloudy, Something Clear": Homophobic Discourse in Tennessee Williams ? "By Coming Suddenly into a Room That I Thought Was Empty": Mapping the Closet with Tennessee Williams ? Journeys from Frustration to Empowerment: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and its Debt ot Garcia Lorca?s Yerma ? Tennessee William?s Unseen Characters ? "Come Back to the Locker Room Ag?in, Brick Honey!" ? Cat on a Hot Roof: The Uneasy Merriage of Success and Idealism ? Cat on a Hot Tin Roof ? ?Echo Spring?: Reflecting the Gaze of Narcissus in Tennessee Williams?s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof ? Chronology ? Contributors Printed Pages: 164. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof: (Viva Modern Critical...
Publisher: Viva Books Private Limited
Publication Date: 2007
Binding: Paperback
Book Condition: New
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