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The heart is a lonely hunter

Author: Carson McCullers
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 1940.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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
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Genre/Form: Love stories
Allegories
Psychological fiction
Bildungsromans
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carson McCullers
ISBN: 0553269631 9780553269635 0679424741 9780679424741 0618084746 9780618084746 0618526412 9780618526413 0553121081 9780553121087
OCLC Number: 518382343
Description: 3 preliminary leaves, [3]-356 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Carson McCullers.
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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.

Mick Kelly, an adolescent girl, forms a kinship with John Singer, a deaf-mute. Provides a haunting look into the abyss encountered by human beings in their attempts at love.

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