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Complete novels : the heart is a lonely hunter ; Reflections in a golden eye ; The ballad of the sad café ; The member of the wedding ; Clock without hands

Author: Carson McCullers; Library of America (Firm)
Publisher: New York : Literary Classics of the United States : Distributed by Penguin Books, ©2001.
Series: Library of America, 128.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1940), one of the most extraordinary debuts in modern American literature, an enigmatic deaf-mute draws out the confessions of an itinerant worker, a young girl, a doctor, and a widowed cafe proprietor. The disfiguring violence of desire is explored with shocking intensity in two shorter works, Reflections in a Golden Eye (1941), a tale of murder and madness at an army base, and The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carson McCullers; Library of America (Firm)
ISBN: 1931082030 9781931082037
OCLC Number: 45861961
Description: 827 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: The heart is a lonely hunter --
Reflections in a golden eye --
The ballad of the sad café --
The member of the wedding --
Clock without hands.
Series Title: Library of America, 128.
Other Titles: Heart is a lonely hunter.
Reflections in a golden eye.
Ballad of the sad café.
Member of the wedding.
Clock without hands.
Novels
Responsibility: Carson McCullers.

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"In The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1940), one of the most extraordinary debuts in modern American literature, an enigmatic deaf-mute draws out the confessions of an itinerant worker, a young girl, a doctor, and a widowed cafe proprietor. The disfiguring violence of desire is explored with shocking intensity in two shorter works, Reflections in a Golden Eye (1941), a tale of murder and madness at an army base, and The Ballad of the Sad Cafe (1943), a grotesquely imaginative exploration of love's outer boundaries. The Member of the Wedding (1946), thought by many to be her masterpiece, hauntingly depicts a young girl's fascination with her brother's wedding. In 12-year-old Frankie Addams, confused, easily wounded, yet determined to survive, McCullers created her most indelible protagonist. Clock Without Hands (1960), her final novel, was completed against great odds in the midst of tremendous physical suffering. Set against the background of court-ordered school integration, it contains some of McCullers' most forceful social criticism."--Jacket.

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