We hope this summary and analysis of The Glass Menagerie has been helpful. In order to help you better understand some of the main themes and symbols in The Glass Menagerie and in the larger body of work by Tennessee Williams we have complied a list of reputable sources. Most are academic in nature and are suitable to use in your writing.
Books and Textual Resources
This is a great collection of scholarly and in-depth analysis about the works of Tennessee Williams and includes several articles about The Glass Menagerie in addition to other plays. http://www.tennesseewilliamsstudies.org
A book chapter from “The Cambridge Companion to Tennessee Williams” dealing with some of the major themes in “The Glass Menagerie” http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=zX4hE7_w09IC&oi=fnd&pg=PA29&dq=glass+menagerie+williams&ots=ej5SKcaSvo&sig=bVVepLPF_mUa5QcuzmnYqhvMs4I#v=onepage&q=glass%20menagerie%20williams&f=false
Although this is a PDF document aimed at teachers, it is perfect for the student as well. Detailed study guide for “Glass Menagerie” with character analysis, themes, important quotes, and main ideas in the play explored in addition to a full biography of Tennessee Williams. http://www.latw.org/EDU-latw/aliveandaloud/images/glass.pdf
“Images of Loss in Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie” explores the use of imagery in Glass Menagerie among other themes, symbols, and concepts in the play. http://etd.gsu.edu/theses/available/etd-11122007-085911/unrestricted/janardanan_dipa_200712_phd.pdf
A succinct analysis of “The Glass Menagerie” with emphasis on Tennessee Williams and his influences while writing the play. http://www2.selu.edu/Academics/Faculty/cfrederic/tennesseewilliams.htm
Bluefarb, Sam. The Glass Menagerie: Three Visions of Time. College English. 24(7), 513-518.
Fambrough, Preston. (2005). Williams’ The Glass Menagerie. The Explicator. 63(2), 100-102.
Jacobs, Daniel. (2002). Tennessee Williams: The Uses of Declarative Memory in the Glass Menagerie. 50(4), 1259-1270.
King, T.L. (1973). Irony and Distance in The Glass Menagerie. 25(2), 207-214.
Parker, R.B. (1985). The Circle Closed: A Psychological Reading of The Glass Menagerie and the Two-Character Play. Modern Drama (28(4), 517-534.
Schneiderman, L. (1986). Tennessee Williams: The Incest Motif and Fictional Love Relationships. Psychoanalytical Review. 73(a), 97-100.
Watson, Charles. The Revision of The Glass Menagerie: The Passing of Good Manners. The Southern Literary Journal. 8(2), 74-78.