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Mysteries of the Joy Rio, the (1954) [Short Story]
by Tennessee Williams Rating: Weighted - 6.7 / Average - 6.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Emil Kroger is a lonely watchmaker who spends many hours in the darkened upper boxes of a decaying opera house, a mysterious place of ritual and half-hidden liasons, until he finds a lover in his young apprentice, Pablo Gonzales. After the older man's death, Pablo in turn finds himself drawn to this secretive place.

Original title: The Mysteries of the Joy Rio
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionHorrorGhosts
FictionGay & LesbianGay Male

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Hard Candy: A Book of Stories (1954) [Collection]
      Author: Tennessee Williams
     Black Water (1983) [Anthology]
      Authors: M. R. James , Edgar Allan Poe , Ursula K. Le Guin , Rudyard Kipling , Charles Dickens , Ray Bradbury , E. M. Forster , Graham Greene , Nathaniel Hawthorne , Henry James , Franz Kafka , D. H. Lawrence , Alexander Pushkin , Jules Verne , H. G. Wells , Edith Wharton , Oscar Wilde , Tennessee Williams , Lord Dunsany , Robert Louis Stevenson , Vladimir Nabokov , W. Somerset Maugham , Daphne du Maurier , Julio Cortázar , Italo Calvino , Jorge Luis Borges , O. Henry , John Collier , Isak Dinesen , Hermann Hesse , Saki , Charles Williams , W. W. Jacobs , Ryunosuke Akutagawa , Joanne Greenberg , Walter de la Mare , Howard Fast , Max Beerbohm , Hans Christian Andersen , Manuel Mujica Láinez , I. A. Ireland , Stephen Vincent Benét , Hilaire Belloc , L. P. Hartley , Alex Comfort , Francis King , Marguerite Yourcenar , Junichiro Tanizaki , Robert Hichens , Jean Cocteau , Flann O'Brien , David Garnett , Bruno Schulz , Lafcadio Hearn , Juan Manuel , João Guimarães Rosa , Silvina Ocampo , Léon Bloy , Giovanni Papini , Pedro Antonio de Alarcón , Virgilio Piñera , Brian Moore , André Pieyre de Mandiargues , Cynthia Ozick , Marco Denevi , J. B. Priestley , Horacio Quiroga , Marcel Aymé , George Hitchcock , Adolfo Bioy Casares


  • Another of Williams's short stories, "Hard Candy", is also set in the Joy Rio.

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