The heart is a lonely hunter

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Bantam, Jun 1, 1983 - Fiction - 307 pages
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When she was only twenty-three, Carson  McCullers's first novel created a literary sensation. She  was very special, one of America's superlative  writers who conjures up a vision of existence as  terrible as it is real, who takes us on shattering  voyages into the depths of the spiritual isolation  that underlies the human condition. This novel is  the work of a supreme artist, Carson McCullers's  enduring masterpiece. The heroine is the strange  young girl, Mick Kelly. The setting is a small  Southern town, the cosmos universal and eternal.  The characters are the damned, the voiceless, the  rejected. Some fight their loneliness with  violence and depravity, Some with sex or drink, and some  -- like Mick -- with a quiet, intensely personal  search for beauty.

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The prose is eloquent and deceptively simple. - Goodreads
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ETA: my rating has gone all over the map as I've struggled to pin down my response to this book. See comment #5 for context of why this book is now rated 5! Sheesh. _______________________ Original ... Read full review

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Like most of McCullers stories, this is concerns lonely people living in the deep south. This one is set during WW2, told with strong musical currents (she had a place to study piano at the Julliard ... Read full review

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Section 2
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Section 3
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Carson McCullers (1917-1967) was the author of numerous workCarson McCullers (1917-1967) was the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, including The Heart is a Lonelys of fiction and nonfiction, including The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, The Member of the Wedding, Reflections in a Golden Hunter, The Member of the Wedding, Reflections in a Golden Eye, and Clock Without Hands. Born in Columbus, Georgia, on Eye, and Clock Without Hands. Born in Columbus, Georgia, on February 19, 1917, she became a promising pianist and enrollFebruary 19, 1917, she became a promising pianist and enrolled in the Juilliard School of Music in New York when she wased in the Juilliard School of Music in New York when she was seventeen, but lacking money for tuition, she never attende seventeen, but lacking money for tuition, she never attended classes. Instead she studied writing at Columbia Universitd classes. Instead she studied writing at Columbia University, which ultimately led to The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, they, which ultimately led to The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, the novel that made her an overnight literary sensation. On Sep novel that made her an overnight literary sensation. On September 29, 1967, at age fifty, she died in Nyack, New York, tember 29, 1967, at age fifty, she died in Nyack, New York, where she is buried. where she is buried.

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