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The Diaries of Tennessee Williams

The diaries of Tennessee Williams reveal a social butterfly whose gregariousness is tempered by self doubt. Read by Paul Birchard.

As part of Radio 4's Capturing America series, Mark Lawson selects short pieces by five American authors.

The diaries of Tennessee Williams reveal a social butterfly whose gregariousness is tempered by self doubt. Assignations with lovers, named only by their initials, pepper the extracts covering his burgeoning career as a writer in the 1930s, the post-golden age of A Streetcar Named Desire and the intimate and moving entries from the latter stages of his life. Throughout, his wit and lightness of touch belie a more troubled soul.

Read by Paul Birchard.

15 minutes

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Fri 12 Feb 2010 22:45

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