Author: Carson McCullers

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547346654

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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With the publication of her first novel, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Carson McCullers, all of twenty-three, became a literary sensation. With its profound sense of moral isolation and its compassionate glimpses into its characters' inner lives, the novel is considered McCullers' finest work, an enduring masterpiece first published by Houghton Mifflin in 1940. At its center is the deaf-mute John Singer, who becomes the confidant for various types of misfits in a Georgia mill town during the 1930s. Each one yearns for escape from small town life. When Singer's mute companion goes insane, Singer moves into the Kelly house, where Mick Kelly, the book's heroine (and loosely based on McCullers), finds solace in her music. Wonderfully attuned to the spiritual isolation that underlies the human condition, and with a deft sense for racial tensions in the South, McCullers spins a haunting, unforgettable story that gives voice to the rejected, the forgotten, and the mistreated—and, through Mick Kelly, gives voice to the quiet, intensely personal search for beauty. Richard Wright praised Carson McCullers for her ability "to rise above the pressures of her environment and embrace white and black humanity in one sweep of apprehension and tenderness." She writes "with a sweep and certainty that are overwhelming," said the New York Times. McCullers became an overnight literary sensation, but her novel has endured, just as timely and powerful today as when it was first published. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter is Carson McCullers at her most compassionate, endearing best.
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Author: Rebecca Claire Gilman

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822224556

Category: Drama

Page: 68

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THE STORY: Adapted from the novel by Carson McCullers, THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER explores a universal longing for connection. At its center is John Singer, a lonely deaf man, who becomes the confidant to a constellation of disparate souls--an ang
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Author: Carson McCullers

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257602138

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Ein Militärcamp in einem trostlosen, verlassenen Südstaatennest, zwei Paare, die in ihrer monotonen Existenz gefangen sind und deren zwischenmenschliche Verstrickungen unausgesprochen bleiben. Jeden Abend sitzen der Major und seine kränkliche Frau beim Kartenspiel mit Hauptmann Penderton und dessen Frau Leonora, heimlich beobachtet vom Gefreiten Williams, der von der flamboyanten Frau Penderton magisch angezogen ist.
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Author: Bertrand E. Brown

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595361781

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Sylvia Stanton has to wonder how every other man on campus can appreciate her except for that sorry, no-good Chad. After a bad decision on Sylvia's part, Chad is intent on making her pay for her indiscretion. Will Chad's actions on that traumatizing night pave the way for all of Sylvia's future relationships? They're all the same-the Chads, the Peters, the Williams-and now there's Terrance. All Sylvia is looking for is a man that has some of the same qualities as her father. She isn't looking for drop-dead good looks or money. All she needs to be happy is a good, strong man who is intelligent, who will love her for the woman she is, and with whom she can grow old. After all, there are women who don't have half the charm and good looks that she has, and they're walking around arm in arm with some beautiful brothers. At least that's the way it seems on the outside looking in. Sylvia would do anything to keep a man happy and satisfied. Yet here she is-stuck in Atlanta, still wishing and hoping. Will she ever find Mr. Right?
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Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438119275

Category: Women and literature

Page: 201

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Presents a collection of critical essays on the works of Carson McCullers.
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Author: Carson McCullers

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 325760212X

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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›Frankie‹ ist die Geschichte eines Reifeprozesses und einer großen Sehnsucht, der Sehnsucht, dabeizusein: beim Leben der Erwachsenen, hier bei der Hochzeit des Bruders, der von einer fremden Frau entführt wird. Frankies Ruf ›Nehmt mich mit!‹, der ungehört dem abreisenden Paar nachhallt, ist der verzweifelte Ruf, den jedes alleingelassene Kind kennt.
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Carson und Reeves McCullers Kriegsbriefe 1944 - 1945

Author: Carson McCullers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783257241648

Category:

Page: 384

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Roman

Author: John Boyne

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492990967

Category: Fiction

Page: 832

View: 344

Seit seiner Geburt steht Cyril Averys Leben unter einem ungünstigen Stern. Als uneheliches Kind hat er nämlich keinen Platz in der konservativen irischen Gesellschaft der 1940er Jahre. Ein exzentrisches Dubliner Ehepaar nimmt ihn in die Familie auf, doch auch dort findet er nicht das Zuhause, nach dem er sich sehnt. In dem katholischen Jungeninternat, auf das sie ihn schicken, lernt er schließlich Julian Woodbead kennen und schließt innige Freundschaft mit ihm. Bis er mehr für den rebellischen Lebemann zu empfinden beginnt und auch dieser Halt für ihn verloren geht. Einsam und verzweifelt verlässt Cyril letztendlich das Land – ohne zu wissen, dass diese Reise über Amsterdam und New York ihn an den Ort führt, nach dem er immer gesucht hat: Heimat.
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Author: Carson McCullers

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 9780547524177

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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In one volume, the complete short fiction of the author of The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, including her two most renowned novellas. Carson McCullers—novelist, dramatist, poet—was at the peak of her powers as a writer of short fiction. Here are nineteen stories that explore her signature themes including loneliness in marriage and the tragicomedy of life in the South. Included in this volume are “The Member of the Wedding” and “The Ballad of the Sad Café,” novellas that Tennessee Williams judged to be “assuredly among the masterpieces of our language.” “McCullers patented the Southern gothic genre that embraces grotesque, morbid characters with such pervading themes as unrequited love and wounded adolescence. Largely set in the South and richly autobiographical, her writings have endured because of their great power and originality.” —Library Journal
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Roman

Author: D. E. Stevenson

Publisher: Manhattan

ISBN: 364106385X

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Ein kleines englisches Dorf steht kopf, als sich dessen Bewohner plötzlich als Figuren in einem Roman wiederfinden. Und nur die unscheinbare Miss Buncle weiß, wer der Autor ist. In dem kleinen englischen Dorf Silverstream sucht Barbara Buncle, eine unscheinbare Dame Anfang vierzig, nach Möglichkeiten, ihr bescheidenes Einkommen aufzubessern. Schließlich hat sie eine Idee: Sie wird ein Buch schreiben, und zwar – da Phantasie nicht ihre Stärke ist – über etwas, das sie kennt. Nämlich ihr eigenes Dorf und dessen Einwohner. Und Miss Buncle trifft genau ins Schwarze. Der Roman, publiziert unter dem Pseudonym John Smith, wird ein Bestseller. Die Kritiker überschlagen sich, doch die Sache hat einen Haken: Miss Buncles Schilderungen sind so authentisch, dass sich die Bewohner von Silverstream prompt wiedererkennen, und nicht alle sind glücklich. Bald dreht sich in dem Ort alles nur um eine Frage: Wer ist John Smith?
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Author: Virginia Spencer Carr

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781570036156

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 181

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Carson McCullers was deemed the "find of the decade" when she appeared on the literary scene at the age of twenty-three and is best remembered for her celebrated novels "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter" and "The Member of the Wedding." This book provides a balanced introductory study of her major fiction and shows her as more than a lesbian novelist.
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Essays on Carson McCullers

Author: Jan Whitt

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: 9780761838944

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 163

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Reflections in a Critical Eye is intended to appeal both to scholars of Carson McCullers and to those unaffiliated with colleges and universities who read and celebrate her life and work. Following an introduction for newcomers to Southern literature and culture and to McCullers' life and work, the collection presents essays about diverse topics: .McCullers in the tradition of Southern women's nonfiction prose .daughters as outlaw figures in The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter and The Member of the Wedding .gender and the interplay among the roles characters assume in The Ballad of the Sad Cafe .analysis of The Ballad of the Sad Cafe to explore alcohol as an important signifier in McCullers' life and work .the political backdrop of McCullers' most well-known works .same-sex relationships in McCullers' novels and short stories .and the phenomenon of masquerade in The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter and The Ballad of the Sad Cafe."
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