Roses are Blue

Tennessee Williams, Southern Gothic master  

  
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ORPHEUS DESCENDING is a key work to understanding Tennessee Williams. The belief that the poets of the world are destroyed by the furies is a conflict basic to his imagination and Orpheus is a protest against the cruelty of human beings and against a society that annihilates its nonconformists. A movie sale would bring Italy’s Anna Magnani back to America, and she would co-star with Marlon Brando in the film, renamed THE FUGITIVE KIND. (Richard Freeman Leavitt)

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