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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 Heart Is a Lonely Hunter was published in the spring of 1940, and was immediately a literary sensation. Carson McCullers was only twenty-three years old, had lived in a small southern town for most of her life, and this was her first novel. But she had read widely in Dostoevsky, Gogol, Chekhov, Tolstoy, and Eugene O'Neill, and her knowledge and insight into her characters transcended her real experience. Mick Kelly, the adolescent at the center of this strange and brooding novel, is very much the girl McCullers had been in Georgia - passionately musical, and attracted to freaks and outcasts. Mick's spiritual kinship with John Singer, a deaf mute, and with other social misfits, provides a haunting look into the abyss encountered by human beings in their attempts at love. Years later, McCullers's friend Tennessee Williams wrote that she "owned the heart and the deep understanding of it, but in addition she had that 'tongue of angels' that gave her power to sing of it, to make of it an anthem".

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aunt dracula, September 27, 2008 (view all comments by aunt dracula)
this is my favorite fiction book of all time. mccullers expertly (compassionately?) weaves together the lives of seemingly disparate characters. the ending is incredible!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679424741
Author:
McCullers, Carson
Publisher:
Modern Library
Author:
McCullers, Carson
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Racism
Subject:
Southern states
Subject:
Deaf
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Teenage girls
Subject:
Suicide victims
Subject:
Southern States Social life and customs Fiction.
Subject:
Teenage girls -- Southern States -- Fiction.
Subject:
Bildungsromane.
Subject:
Deaf -- Southern States -- Fiction.
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;novel;classic;american;literature;classics;20th century;american literature;southern;coming of age;american south;loneliness;racism;southern gothic;isolation;south;georgia;1940s;friendship;oprah s book club;usa;deafness;race;carson mccullers;suici
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fiction;novel;classic;american;classics;literature;20th century;american literature;southern;american south;coming of age;loneliness;racism;southern gothic;isolation;georgia;south;1940s;oprah s book club;friendship;usa;deafness;race;1930s;carson mccullers
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Modern Library 100 Best Novels
Series Volume:
12
Publication Date:
19930531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
7.57 x 4.97 x 1.2 in 1 lb

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"Synopsis" by , The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter was published in the spring of 1940, and was immediately a literary sensation. Carson McCullers was only twenty-three years old, had lived in a small southern town for most of her life, and this was her first novel. But she had read widely in Dostoevsky, Gogol, Chekhov, Tolstoy, and Eugene O'Neill, and her knowledge and insight into her characters transcended her real experience. Mick Kelly, the adolescent at the center of this strange and brooding novel, is very much the girl McCullers had been in Georgia - passionately musical, and attracted to freaks and outcasts. Mick's spiritual kinship with John Singer, a deaf mute, and with other social misfits, provides a haunting look into the abyss encountered by human beings in their attempts at love. Years later, McCullers's friend Tennessee Williams wrote that she "owned the heart and the deep understanding of it, but in addition she had that 'tongue of angels' that gave her power to sing of it, to make of it an anthem".
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