The 50 in 52 Project Reading Challenge continues! (scroll down for more info)
I’ve just finished the 26th book, The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck…only 24 more books to go! (For a cool quote from the book, go my blog.)
Next up is….A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams (1947)
For those keeping score: this is book #27, week #26
A little info on Tennessee Williams and his work:
Thomas Lanier “Tennessee” Williams III was born in Mississippi in 1911. At times considered a late modernist, Williams broke through with a classic of post-modernist drama, The Glass Menagerie (1944), which he called his “memory play” because of its autobiographical themes and situations. While he also wrote novels, short stories, and a memoir, Williams is best known for his plays, including A Streetcar Named Desire (1947), The Rose Tattoo (1951), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1955), and The Night of the Iguana (1961). Both A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Elia Kazan would go on to direct successful film adaptations of both. Williams passed away in 1983.
The 50 in 52 Project Reading Challenge is a fundraiser for RAINN.org (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network). I challenged myself to read 50 books in 1 year (6/1/18 to 6/1/19). I’m asking folks to sponsor me by pledging a $ amount per book I read. Sponsors don’t have to pay anything until after the Challenge finishes (6/1/19).
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