The ballad of the sad café

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Penguin Books, Jan 1, 1964 - Drama - 157 pages
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I love southern stories and nobody tells them better than Carson McCullers. I have read THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER several times with great joy. I now reread THE BALLAD OF THE SAD CAFE and continue ... Read full review

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This book definitely has one of the strangest plots I have encountered. The Ballad of the Sad Cafe is actually a novella, published along with several of the author’s short stories. The Ballad of the ... Read full review

Contents

THE BALLAD OF THE SAD CAFE
7
WUNDERKIND
86
THE JOCKEY
103
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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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