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A Streetcar Named Desire

One of Tennessee Williams’s  most famous plays is A Streetcar Named Desire, published in 1947.  This tragic drama concerns a neurotic woman, Blanche DuBois, who is raped by her brutal brother-in-law.

LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms

  • Streetcar Named Desire  (Title)
  • Streetcar Named Desire  (Subject)
  • Williams, Tennessee  (Subject)

Call Number for Browsing the Shelves

  • PS3545 .I5365

Circulating Books – A Selected List

  • Bloom, Harold (Ed.).  Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire. 1988.  
    • Call Number: PS3545 .I5365  S8275  1988
  • Crandell, George (Ed.).  The Critical Response to Tennessee Williams. 1996.
    • Call Number: PS3545 .I5365  Z616  1996   
  • Griffin, Alice.  Understanding Tennessee Williams. 1995.
    • Call Number: PS3545 .I5365  Z664 1995
  • Martin, Robert (Ed.).  Critical Essays on Tennessee Williams. 1997.
    • Call Number: PS3545 .I5365  Z615  1997
  • Paller, Michael. Gentlemen Callers: Tennessee Williams. . .  2005. 
    • Call Number: PS3545 . I5365  Z799  2005
  • Williams, Tennessee.  A Streetcar Named Desire. 1974b.
    • Call Number: PS3545  .I5365  S8  1974b

Reference Materials

  • Contemporary Literary Criticism.Call Number: REF PN771 .C59
    • Vol. 11, pgs. 572-577
    • Vol. 30, pgs. 454-473
    • Vol. 39, pgs. 445-453 
    • Vol. 71, pgs. 265-266, 382, 387, 399, 405
    • Vol. 111, pgs. 377-425
  • Drama Criticism. Call Number: REF PN1625 .D72
    • Vol. 4, pgs. 371-432
  • Drama for Students.Call Number: REF PN1601 .D595 1998
    • Vol. 1, pgs. 281-297
  • Masterplots (Revised Second Edition). –  Call Number: REF PN44 .M33 1996
    • Vol. 11,  pgs. 6313-6317
  • Literature and Its Times.Call Number: REF PN50 .L574 1997
    • Vol. 4, pgs. 364-370

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This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check LINCCWeb, Valencia East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.

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