The ballad of the sad café

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Penguin Books, Jan 1, 1964 - Drama - 157 pages
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Set in a small Georgia mill town, The Ballad of the Sad Café by Carson McCullers is a novella that lives up to the word ballad in the title by delivering a poetic narrative that tells a tale of ... Read full review

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It is for this reason that most of us would rather love than be loved. Almost everyone wants to be the lover. And the curt truth is that, in a deep secret way, the state of being beloved is ... Read full review

Contents

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

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About the author (1964)

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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