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McCullers, Carson 1917-1967

Overview
Works: 868 works in 2,829 publications in 11 languages and 81,072 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Drama  Biography  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Film adaptations  Love stories 
Roles: Performer, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Originator, Other, Adapter, Conceptor
Classifications: PS3525.A1772, 813.52
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The heart is a lonely hunter by Carson McCullers( Book )
270 editions published between 1940 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 9,327 libraries worldwide
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 member of the wedding by Carson McCullers( Book )
245 editions published between 1940 and 2008 in 9 languages and held by 6,883 libraries worldwide
A story of black and white in the American South with Berenice Sadie Brown, a black cook who mothers the motherless Frankie Addams, a lonely over-imaginative Georgia girl
Reflections in a golden eye by Carson McCullers( Book )
123 editions published between 1941 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,617 libraries worldwide
The sad and tragic lives of the Pendertons and the Langdons, two military couples living on an army base in the American South in the 1930s
Clock without hands by Carson McCullers( Book )
77 editions published between 1953 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,522 libraries worldwide
"On the eve of court-ordered integration" in small-town Georgia, four characters interact: "J.T. Malone, a lonely, dying middle-aged druggist looking to redeem his misspent life; Fox Clane, a corrupt old judge and defender of the ways of the Old South; Jester Clane, the judge's orphaned grandson, a directionless adolescent with a strong sense of social justice; and Sherman Pew, an angry, blue-eyed black youth in search of his own identity."--Mariner Book ed. cover
Collected stories : including The member of the wedding and the ballad of the sad café by Carson McCullers( Book )
15 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and held by 1,929 libraries worldwide
A collection of twenty-one stories by Carson McCullers, including The member of the wedding and The ballad of the sad cafe
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 by Carson McCullers( Book )
15 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 1,687 libraries worldwide
"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
The ballad of the sad café and other stories by Carson McCullers( Book )
67 editions published between 1951 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,595 libraries worldwide
This collection assembles Carson McCullers' best stories, including her study of love and longing "The Ballad of the Sad Café." A haunting tale of a human triangle that culminates in an astonishing brawl, the novella introduces readers to Miss Amelia, a formidable southern woman whose café serves as the town's gathering place. Among other works, the collection also includes "Wunderkind," McCullers' first published story, written when she was only seventeen, about a musical prodigy who suddenly realizes she will not go on to become a great pianist.--From publisher description
The square root of wonderful; a play by Carson McCullers( Book )
33 editions published between 1958 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,073 libraries worldwide
The heart is a lonely hunter by Carson McCullers( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,020 libraries worldwide
A quiet, sensitive girl searches for beauty in a small, but damned Southern town
The ballad of the sad café; the novels and stories of Carson McCullers by Carson McCullers( Book )
9 editions published between 1951 and 1955 in English and held by 1,005 libraries worldwide
The ballad of the sad café : Carson McCullers' novella adapted to the stage by Carson McCullers( Book )
142 editions published between 1936 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 719 libraries worldwide
Drie romans en zes verhalen in een bundel. The ballad of the sad café beschrijft hoe de neef van eenzame vrouw er vandoor gaat met haar ex-echtgenoot. In Reflections in a golden eye raakt een soldaat verliefd op de vrouw van zijn homoseksuele meerdere
The ballad of the sad café and collected short stories by Carson McCullers( Book )
11 editions published between 1951 and 1991 in English and held by 498 libraries worldwide
An old lady is visited by an unknown hunchback. Also seven short stories
The member of the wedding a drama by Carson McCullers( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 419 libraries worldwide
Presents a drama about Frankie, a motherless twelve-year old girl who sees a solution to her unhappiness in the approaching wedding of her elder brother
The mortgaged heart by Carson McCullers( Book )
54 editions published between 1955 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 414 libraries worldwide
An absorbing look at the early beginnings of one of America's finest writers, The Mortgaged Heart is an important collection of Carson McCullers's work, including stories, essays, articles, poems, and her writing on writing. These pieces, written mostly before McCullers was nineteen, provide invaluable insight into her life and her gifts and growth as a writer. The collection also contains the working outline of “The Mute," which became her best-selling novel The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter. As new generations of readers continue to discover her work, Carson McCullers's celebrated place in American letters survives more surely than ever. Edited by McCullers's sister and with a new introduction by Joyce Carol Oates, The Mortgaged Heart will be an inspiration to writers young and old
Collected short stories, and the novel: The ballad of the sad cafe by Carson McCullers( Book )
9 editions published between 1951 and 1982 in English and held by 394 libraries worldwide
Sweet as a pickle and clean as a pig by Carson McCullers( Book )
11 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 352 libraries worldwide
Autumn light : illuminations of age ( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 293 libraries worldwide
The member of the wedding by Prod Co: Columbia Pictures Corporation( visu )
3 editions published between 1953 and 1992 in English and held by 222 libraries worldwide
A 12-year-old girl learns something about life when her sister gets married and a young boy dies
The heart is a lonely hunter by Robert Ellis Miller( visu )
7 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in English and German and held by 212 libraries worldwide
In a small southern town, a sensitive deaf-mute is befriended by a young girl who comes to understand his isolation and loneliness
Le Coeur est un chasseur solitaire : roman by Carson McCullers( Book )
31 editions published between 1947 and 2008 in French and English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
Le chef-d'oeuvre désespéré et premier roman (1940) d'une auteure de 22 ans. Des êtres blessés et marginaux promis à un avenir "d'obscurité, d'erreur et de ruine" dans une petite ville au coeur du sud des États-Unis, à la fin des années 1930: une adolescente qui rêve de musique, un révolutionnaire incompris, un vieux médecin noir, un cafetier maniaque, un sourd muet qui "lit sur les lèvres et dans les âmes" (N. Chardaire), son ami grec obèse, etc. [SDM]
 
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Alternative Names
Mac Cullers, Carson
Mac-Cullers, Carson 1917-1967
Mac Cullers, Carson Smith
MacCullers, Carson
MacCullers, Carson, 1917-1967
MacCullers, Carson Smith
MacCullers, Carson Smith, 1917-1967
Makkalers, Karsan, 1917-1967
Makkalers, Karson
Maḳ'Ḳalers, Ḳarson 1917-1967
Makkalersa, Kārsona, 1917-1967
Makkallers, Karson, 1917-1967
Mc Cullers, Carson
Mc Cullers, Carson, 1917-1967
McCullers, Carson
McCullers, Carson Smith
McCullers, Carson Smith, 1917-1967
McCullers, Lula Carson, 1917-1967
McCullersova, Carson, 1917-1967
Smith, Lula Carson
Smith, Lula Carson, 1917-1967
Маккалерс, Карсан, 1917-1967
מק־קאלרס, קארסון, 1917־1967
マッカラーズ, カーソン
Languages
English (1,141)
French (34)
German (3)
Spanish (3)
Dutch (2)
Bengali (1)
Chinese (1)
Hungarian (1)
Japanese (1)
Arabic (1)
Korean (1)
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