Tennessee Williams Lived Here

I like literary stops when we are at new locations. A few years ago we took a tour of the Williams Residence in New Orleans. Although my taste in drama tends to Ibsen, Tennessee Williams is an icon. I had to see it.

The excellent tour guide told us that Tennessee Williams stayed in a bedroom overlooking the interior courtyard for a couple of months while vainly trying to get a WPA grant in 1939. Even his writerly success wasn’t smooth, though an icon from the mid-1940s onward.

The charm of the composing stories in the quiet, away from the hurly-burly of the Old Quarter street the house fronted, appeals even now.

Following tour guide inside, below the apartment Tennessee Williams once occupied
Following tour guide inside, below the apartment Tennessee Williams once occupied
Courtyard behind houses in the old quarter providing quiet for writing
Courtyard behind houses in the old quarter providing quiet for writing

 

 

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