Tennessee Williams in Sweden and France, 1945-1965: Cultural Translations, Sexual Anxieties and Racial Fantasies (Hardback)Dirk Gindt (author)
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 463 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm
In this fascinating book, readers dive into the snake pit with Williams's masterpieces and emerge not deranged by madness but enlightened about some of the ways cultural translation-particularly the cultural and critical anxieties of the target culture-inevitably alters a source text. * The Tennessee Williams Annual Review *
Dirk Gindt's meticulously researched book offers valuable new insights into the broader impact of Williams' oeuvre from an interdisciplinary perspective that engages the complexities involved in cultural migration -- Annette J. Saddik, City University of New York, USA
Dirk Gindt's meticulously researched study of the reception of Tennessee Williams's best-known plays in Sweden and France is a revelation. His is the first book to analyze the European premieres of Williams's plays by some of the most eminent directors and actors of the period. Gindt's elegantly written prose demonstrates that these plays, first seen during the height of the Cold War, served as lightning rods in Europe for heated debates about anti-Americanism, homophobia, female sexuality, and race relations. -- David Savran, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, USA
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