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Understanding Carson McCullers : Understanding Contemporary American Literature - Virginia Spencer Carr

Understanding Carson McCullers

Understanding Contemporary American Literature

Paperback Published: 1st November 2005
ISBN: 9781570036156
Number Of Pages: 181

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The definitive introduction to the complex author of ""The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter."" Updated with a discussion of recent scholarship, ""Understanding Carson McCullers"" provides a balanced introductory study of the Georgia-born novelist's major fiction and the reasons for her extraordinary and lasting acclaim. 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."" Through Virginia Spencer Carr's insightful discussion and lucid analysis of these and lesser-known works, McCullers is shown here as more than a southern writer, more than a lesbian novelist. McCullers emerges as a complex and multifaceted artist not yet fully comprehended and deserving of more contemplative study and thoughtful understanding.

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"Understanding Carson McCullers competently and concisely explicates McCullers's work and joins it to her life."

Understanding Carson McCullersp. 1
The heart is a lonely hunterp. 15
Reflections in a golden eyep. 37
The ballad of the sad cafep. 53
The member of the weddingp. 72
The plays : The member of the wedding and The square root of wonderfulp. 88
Clock without handsp. 108
The short fictionp. 127
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ISBN: 9781570036156
ISBN-10: 1570036152
Series: Understanding Contemporary American Literature
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 181
Published: 1st November 2005
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.15 x 12.7  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.19