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  - Clint - Goodreads

The clear high point of this nearly complete collection of short stories and short novels by Southern author Carson McCullers is the concluding piece and longest entry: THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING. And ... Read full review

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User Review  - Joey Schwab - Goodreads

i just couldn't get into this collection. mccullers is much better as a long novelist. some of the stories are engaging, and there are a few sentences that will make your heart stop, but overall i just didn't care much about the characters and never really felt pulled in by the stories. Read full review

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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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