A Streetcar Named Desire (Revised)

Tennessee Williams (Author) Arthur Miller (Introduction by)
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Product Details

Price
$12.95  $11.91
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
September 17, 2004
Pages
224
Dimensions
5.2 X 0.6 X 7.9 inches | 0.44 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811216029

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About the Author

Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) is the acclaimed author of many books of letters, short stories, poems, essays, and a large collection of plays, including The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, Camino Real, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Orpheus Descending, The Night of the Iguana, and The Rose Tattoo.
Arthur Miller grew up in New York's Lower East Side, where he attended the Rabbi Jacob Joseph School from first grade through high school. He graduated from City College of New York and Brooklyn Law School, and he has a Master's in Law from New York University. While living in New York City, Arthur became an inactive member of the newly formed Jewish Defense League. As the JDL expanded its activities and became involved in the Soviet Jewry movement, there was a desperate need for lawyers to represent the numerous young JDL members who participated in the group's militant activities. Miller was recruited by Attorney Robert Persky to assist with these cases. At first, Miller refused, as his practice was limited to tax law, but, ultimately, Miller was unable to refuse Persky's desperate plea. For the next few years, Miller donated hundreds of hours of representation to increasingly complex cases, doing battle with the FBI and other federal agencies who were relentless in their attempts to close down the JDL. Finally, in 1975, Miller himself became a target of the FBI in what, to this day, Miller believes was the result of government-sanctioned antisemitism. After keeping his story a secret for nearly fifty years, the treatment of Jonathan Pollard forced Miller to go public. Arthur lives in Bet Shemesh, Israel with his wife of more than 53 years, Ronnie. The Millers have four children, three of whom live in the United States and a daughter who lives in Bet Shemesh. The Millers' journey to Israel is the subject of Arthur's first book, Because It's Israel: An Aliyah Odyssey.

Reviews

Lyrical and poetic and human and heartbreaking and memorable and funny.--Francis Ford Coppola
The introductions, by playwrights as illustrious as Williams himself, are the gem of these new editions.--Ken Furtado
Blanche is the Everest of modern American drama, a peak of psychological complexity and emotional range.--John Lahr