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Sweet Bird of Youth (New Directions Paperbook)

ISBN13: 9780811218078
ISBN: 0811218074
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $13.95
Publisher: New Directions
Published Date:
Edition 2nd Revised edition
Pages: 160
Average Goodreads rating: 3.71/5 (57 ratings)

Tennessee Williams knew how to tell a good tale, and this steamy, wrenching play about a faded movie star, Alexandra Del Lago, and about the lost innocence and corruption of Chance Wayne, reveals the dark side of the American dreams of youth and fame. Distinguished American playwright Lanford Wilson has written an insightful Introduction for this edition. Also included are Williams’ original Foreword to the play; the one-act play The Enemy: Time—the germ for the full-length version, published here for the first time; an essay by Tennessee Williams scholar, Colby H. Kullman; and a chronology of the author’s life.