Collected Stories: Including The Member of the Wedding and The Ballad of the Sad Café

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Houghton Mifflin, 1987 - Fiction - 392 pages
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This collection of nineteen stories includes "Madame Zilensky and the King of Finland," "The Haunted Boy," "The Member of the Wedding," "The Ballad of the Sad Cafe," several early stories, and other important works

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User Review  - Siobhán Mc Laughlin - Goodreads

Excellent. The Ballad of the Sad Café (the short novella) included here was superb. I found all these stories to be so much better than Mc Culler's novels. They seem to be more deftly crafted and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Brenda - Goodreads

Beautiful. Heart breaking. I loved The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, and had an idea that I'd probably enjoy more of her work. But...wow. Some of these stories are going to stay with me forever. You can't ... Read full review

Contents

Sucker i
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Court in the West Eighties ii
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Poldi
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Copyright

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Carson McCullers was born in Columbus, Georgia, on February 19, 1917. She died at age fifty in Nyack, New York, on September 29, 1967. A promising pianist, she had hoped to enroll at the Juilliard School of Music when she was seventeen, but when she arrived in New York, she attended writing classes at Columbia University instead. In December 1936 her first story, "Wunderkind," was published in "Story" magazine. That winter she began work on "The Mute," which would become her enduring masterpiece, "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter.

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