Das Herz ist ein einsamer Jäger


Author: Carson McCullers
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
ISBN: 3257602111
Category: Fiction
Page: 600
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Der Roman spielt im Staat Georgia, in einer hässlichen heißen Innenstadt. Es ist die Geschichte eines begabten Mädchens, Mick Kelly, und ihres gewaltsamen Kampfes gegen eine unnachgiebige und harte Umgebung. Carson McCullers' mitleidiges Engagement gilt den einsamen Sonderlingen und Außenseitern, die sich um den taubstummen John Singer scharen, um ihm ihr Herz auszuschütten.

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter


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.

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter


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

Spiegelbild im goldnen Auge


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.

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter


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?

Carson McCullers


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.

Frankie


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.

Novemberkind

Roman
Author: Christina Schwarz
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783442730377
Category: Drowning victims
Page: 382
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Worn out from nursing soldiers at a Milwaukee hospital and struggling to recover from a traumatic love affair, Amanda Starkey returns to her family's rural Wisconsin farm to stay with her beloved sister, Mattie, and young niece, Ruth.

Cyril Avery

Roman
Author: John Boyne
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492990967
Category: Fiction
Page: 832
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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.

Collected Stories of Carson McCullers


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

Der Mann im grauen Flanell

Roman
Author: Sloan Wilson
Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag
ISBN: 3832187065
Category: Fiction
Page: 446
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Der amerikanische Klassiker in neuer Übersetzung Tom und Betsy Rath sind ein junges Paar, sie haben drei gesunde Kinder, ein schönes Zuhause in einem netten Vorort von New York und ein regelmäßiges, wenn auch nicht üppiges Einkommen. Eigentlich haben sie allen Grund, glücklich zu sein. Doch irgendwie sind sie es nicht. Tom pendelt Tag für Tag in die Stadt, wo er einem unspektakulären Bürojob nachgeht – seit er aus dem Krieg zurückgekehrt ist, hat er sich ohnehin verändert, ist verschlossen und launisch. Betsy fühlt sich unverstanden. Nach einem Karriereschritt hat Tom bald keine Zeit mehr für sein Privatleben. Ist es das, was Tom wirklich will? Als er auf einen alten Kameraden aus dem Krieg trifft, gerät sein Alltag vollends aus den Fugen, Tom muss sich seiner Vergangenheit stellen und eine Entscheidung treffen, die sein Leben grundsätzlich verändern wird. ›Der Mann im grauen Flanell‹, im Original 1955 veröffentlicht und sofort ein Bestseller, vermittelt wie wenige andere Romane den Geist der fünfziger Jahre. Zu Recht gilt er als moderner Klassiker und verdient es, zusammen mit den Werken von Richard Yates, John Cheever und Raymond Carver genannt zu werden. Der Buchtitel war so treffend, dass er im Englischen zu einem feststehenden Begriff wurde. Nun liegt der Roman in einer zeitgemäßen deutschen Übersetzung vor.

Die Autobiographie

Carson und Reeves McCullers Kriegsbriefe 1944 - 1945
Author: Carson McCullers
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783257241648
Category:
Page: 384
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Understanding Carson McCullers


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.

The Lonely Hunter

A Biography of Carson McCullers
Author: Virginia Spencer Carr
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820325224
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 600
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The Lonely Hunter is widely accepted as the standard biography of Carson McCullers. Author of such landmarks of modern American fiction as Reflections in a Golden Eye and The Ballad of the Sad Café, Carson McCullers was the enfant terrible of the literary world of the 1940s and 1950s. Gifted but tormented, vulnerable but exploitative, McCullers led a life that had all the elements--and more--of a tragic novel. From McCullers's birth in Columbus, Georgia, in 1917 to her death in upstate New York in 1967, The Lonely Hunter thoroughly covers every significant event in, and aspect of, the writer's life: her rise as a young literary sensation; her emotional, artistic, and sexual eccentricities and entanglements; her debilitating illnesses; her travels in America and Europe; and the provenance of her works from their earliest drafts through their book, stage, and film versions. To research her subject, Virginia Spencer Carr visited all of the important places in McCullers's life, read virtually everything written by or about her, and interviewed hundreds of McCullers's relatives, friends, and enemies. The result is an enduring, distinguished portrait of a brilliant, but deeply troubled, writer.