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A sizzling drama of desire, avarice and deception set in the American Deep South, Tennessee Williams s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is published in Penguin Modern Classics Big Daddy Pollitt, the richest cotton planter in the Mississippi Delta, is about to celebrate his sixty fifth birthday His two sons have returned home for the occasion Gooper, his wife and children, Brick, an ageing football hero who has turned to drink, and his feisty wife Maggie As the hot summer evening unfolds, the veneer of happy family life and Southern gentility gradually slips away as unpleasant truths emerge and greed, lies, jealousy and suppressed sexuality threaten to reach boiling point Made into a film starring Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a masterly portrayal of family tensions and individuals trapped in prisons of their own making.Tennessee Williams 1911 1983 was born in Columbus, Mississippi When his father, a travelling salesman, moved with his family to St Louis some years later, both he and his sister found it impossible to settle down to city life He entered college during the Depression and left after a couple of years to take a clerical job in a shoe company He stayed there for two years, spending the evenings writing He received a Rockefeller Fellowship in 1940 for his play Battle of Angels, and he won the Pulitzer Prize in 1948 and 1955 Among his many other plays Penguin have published The Glass Menagerie 1944 , The Rose Tattoo 1951 , Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 1955 , Sweet Bird of Youth 1959 , The Night of the Iguana 1961 , and Small Craft Warnings 1972.If you enjoyed Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, you might like Williams s The Glass Menagerie, also published in Penguin Modern Classics Tennessee Williams will live as long as drama itself he is, quite simply, indispensable Peter Shaffer, author of Equus...

Title : Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Penguin Modern Classics)
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ISBN : 0141190280
ISBN13 : 978-0141190280
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Language : Englisch
Publisher : Penguin Classics 5 M rz 2009
Number of Pages : 144 Seiten
File Size : 893 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Penguin Modern Classics) Reviews

  • Bella
    2019-08-30 04:21

    Habe dieses Buch für meine Englisch-Matura benötigt und muss sagen, ich wurde nicht enttäuscht. Es ist zwar etwas schwer zu lesen, doch helfen die Übersetzungen unten sehr.Für Anfänger ist das Buch nicht zu empfehlen, da einige sehr schwierige Vokabel enthalten sind und es durch die Schreibweise ziemlich schwer verständlich ist.Trotzdem 4 von 5 Sternen!

  • Amazon Kunde
    2019-08-20 22:24

    Easy to read, entertaining. Teaches you a lot about the culture and era in general. Helpful annotations. Watch the movie (with Elizabeth Taylor) it is worth it, but also a bit different than the play

  • Sumsum
    2019-08-29 06:41

    Cat on hot tin roof - ein Klassiker, der man unbedingt im Original gelesen haben muss, spannend die unterschiedlichen Fassungen, hilfreich die Erläuterungen, interessant der Bezug zu den Verfilmungen

  • Grzegorz Brzęczyszczykiewicz
    2019-08-18 23:16

    Das Buch ist vor allem für den Englisch-Unterricht echt super und erläutert das Frauenbild im südlichen Teil der USA.Dort werden auch stereotypische Merkmale wie Sklaverei,Alkoholmissbrauch sowie Patriarchismus und Reichtum beschrieben,man muss aber jedoch den Zusammenhang dabei verstehen.Das Buch ist aber jedoch nicht für jeden Englisch-Unterricht zu empfehlen,Schüler mit schwachen Kenntnissen werden dort ihre Probleme haben,da die Sprache doch recht hoch angesetzt ist,demnach ist es nur für absolute Cracks zu empfehlen.

  • None
    2019-08-31 02:25

    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof swelters with the fire of longing for that wispy shade of happiness. The fierce currents of discontent, jealousy, and mendacity surge through this piece, leaving the reader to fend for himself on an emotional and gripping roller coaster. The struggle between Maggie the Cat and her husband Brick is the universal struggle to love and be loved through the deceptions and misconceptions that can wreck a chance at happiness. The external struggles mirror the internal struggles, for each character seems to be battling despair and a sense of worthlessness. All in all a superb read.

  • None
    2019-09-17 05:35

    THE SCENE: A clear spring day in a park. A girl, sitting on a rock under the shade of a large willow tree, absorbed and enchanted by the book on her knees. That was me three days ago. I started reading this play, thinking I'd read for a scene or two and then go home, but I couldn't--I eventually had to read by streetlight, I was so into the work. Granted, Williams would sometimes run purple through the typewriter when he should have edited, but I don't care. The play had something that was more than itself and said something--that's all I want.

  • None
    2019-08-31 06:16

    Mendacity! That's what causes the confusion. People wholack the courage of facing the reality is the subject of this play,by Tennesse Williams. The theme is given in the way thecharacters are represented and this is what makes the playunique among other works. At the end, it is upto the readersto reach the main idea, behind the given story.I have read this piece in eleventh grade at high school inTurkey and recommend it to anyone who likes to critisizethe human behaviour during any phase of life

  • None
    2019-08-26 04:24

    I loved how the book made me feel, every conflict was somehow interwoven into the big conflict about Big Daddy's condition. While reading, I could feel the heat & humidity of the moist Mississippi weather through the stress that each character possessed and the tension that every person added with their own problems. This is a book that really makes you think about how you yourself view the world.