The Night of the Iguana (Paperback)

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By Tennessee Williams, Doug Wright (Introduction by)
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St. Louisians have much to be proud of, one of them being able to claim Tennessee Williams as one of their own.  Although he had a very troubled relationship with life here, it formed one of the bravest and extraordinary writers of the 20th century.  Facing his demons, he makes us face our own.  A friend of mine gave me a tattered copy of this book many years ago and it changed me.--Gena

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This is the first trade paperback edition of The Night of the Iguana and comes with an Introduction by award-winning playwright Doug Wright, the author's original Foreword, the short story "The Night of the Iguana" which was the germ for the play, plus an essay by noted Tennessee Williams scholar, Kenneth Holditch.

"I'm tired of conducting services in praise and worship of a senile delinquent--yeah, that's what I said, I shouted All your Western theologies, the whole mythology of them, are based on the concept of God as a senile delinquent and, by God, I will not and cannot continue to conduct services in praise and worship of this...this...this angry, petulant old man."
--The Rev. T. Lawrence Shannon, from The Night of the Iguana

Product Details
ISBN: 9780811218528
ISBN-10: 081121852X
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication Date: October 30th, 2009
Pages: 189
Language: English