Unpublished Tennessee Williams Story to Appear

tennessee williamsTennessee Williams is known to have had only a few romantic relationships with women in his life. But one of those women, a college sweetheart fleetingly described in his memoirs as “a charming girl called Anna Jean,” seems to have become the inspiration for a previously unpublished story about campus lust and disappointment that has been unearthed in the Williams archive.

The story, “Crazy Night,” which will appear in the next issue of the literary magazine The Strand, according to a story in the New York Times, recounts a freshman’s drunken misadventures on the last night of school after the 1929 stock market crash and before the repeal of Prohibition, when that student finds himself jilted by a senior named Anna Jean after they have enjoyed “the ultimate degree of intimacy.”

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