I don't want realism. I want magic!
 Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire (1947). copy citation

Author Tennessee Williams
Source A Streetcar Named Desire
Topic magic realism
Date 1947
Language English
Weblink http://www.metropolitancollege.com/Streetcar.pdf


BLANCHE: What did you do that for? MITCH: So I can take a look at you good and plain! BLANCHE: Of course you don't really mean to be insulting! MITCH: No, just realistic. BLANCHE: I don't want realism. I want magic! [Mitch laughs] Yes, yes, magic! I try to give that to people. I misrepresent things to them. I don't tell truth, I tell what ought to be truth. And if that is sinful, then let me be damned for it!—Don't turn the light on!” source

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