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

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter


Author: Bertrand Brown
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595806236
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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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.

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (Study Guide)


Author: BookCaps Study Guides Staff
Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
ISBN: 1621070670
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: N.A
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The perfect companion to Carson McCullers’s The Heart is a Lonely Hunter," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

Uhr ohne Zeiger

Roman
Author: Carson McCullers
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783257068047
Category:
Page: 405
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Der Apotheker Malone, verheiratet und Vater zweier Kinder, führt ein langweiliges, kleinbürgerliches Leben, das man weder glücklich noch unglücklich nennen kann, als ihm sein Arzt eröffnet, dass er nur noch ein gutes Jahr zu leben hat. Was bisher wichtig war, verliert über Nacht jegliche Bedeutung. Hat Malone genügend Zeit, sich von der Vergangenheit zu lösen und das Sterben zu akzeptieren? (Quelle: Buchdeckel verso).

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

Die Autobiographie

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

Clock Without Hands


Author: Carson McCullers
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0718196104
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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In this thoughtful and moving novel, four men find themselves inextricably bound together by their past histories. The aged Judge Clane dreams of resurrecting the confederacy, while his grandson, Jester, is involuntarily drawn to Sherman, a volatile black orphan who feels the sharp sting of racial injustice, especially when he finds out the truth about his parentage. Through the eyes of these individuals Carson McCullers explores the roots of racial prejudice and the dual moralities of the town's leading whites.

Reflections in a Critical Eye

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."