Living and Writing

Those that have dedicated their lives to the arts generally live paycheck to paycheck, especially in the beginning. That still rang true when Tennessee Williams started his career in the 1930’s.

Williams states that he wrote through his young adult years “not with any hope of making a living at it, but because I found no other means of expressing things that seemed to demand expression.”

As stated in an introduction to a collection of Williams’ essays Where I Live: “Williams found that the pains and pleasures of humanity create a tension which must be housed in the body and the mind. To him, a person seems to ache continually with the exercise of existence, the effort of trying to resolve this tension. “

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