The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
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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And he was nobody but—Bartholomew—old Biff with two fists and a quick tongue
—Mister Brannon—by himself. 3 T HE sun ... She had thought maybe Mister
Singer would be reading the paper on the porch like he did most Sunday
Mick looked up quickly and it was Mister Singer. He stood in the hall for a few
minutes and his face was sad and calm. Then he went across to the bathroom.
His company did not come out with him. From where she was sitting she could
He groaned but did not awake. She fitted in close to him and pressed her face
against his hot little naked shoulder. He would sleep all through the night while
she was figuring with decimals. Was Mister Singer awake in his room upstairs?
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jolerie - LibraryThing
The most fatal thing a man can do is try to stand alone. Page 302 Set against a small southern town in the United States during 1930s is the story of several people whose lives are commonly linked by ... Read full review
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There are so many well written reviews already posted by others, so I will just provide my very brief thoughts here. McCullers debut novel - impressive, worldly writing for a young 23 year-old woman ... Read full review