A Streetcar Named Desire

By Tennessee Williams

Words from the achiever

“A book I read when I was quite young — it was around the house and I picked it up and read it — was a play actually: A Streetcar Named Desire. I read it when I was like 15, or so. I thought it was so beautiful and moving, even though I’m not sure I understood it, but the language, just the pictures that it painted when you read it. I liked reading plays. I think I almost preferred reading plays to novels or other kinds of books.”

About the book

One of the most popular plays of all time, the story of Blanche DuBois, the faded southern belle who seeks shelter at the home of her sister Stella and Stella’s brutish husband, Stanley Kowalski.