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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, th... weiterlesen
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Titel: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
Autor/en: Carson McCullers

ISBN: 0618526412
EAN: 9780618526413
Empfohlen ab 14 Jahre.
Sprache: Englisch.
HOUGHTON MIFFLIN

April 2004 - kartoniert - 368 Seiten

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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.

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Carson McCullers, geboren 1917 in Columbus/Georgia, verließ mit 17 Jahren die Südstaaten und ging nach New York, wo sie sich mit Gelegenheitsjobs über Wasser hielt. 1937 heiratete sie Reeves McCullers, ab 1940 zahlreiche Buchveröffentlichungen sowie Bände mit Kurzgeschichten. Die Autorin starb 1967 in New York.

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"When one puts [this book] down, it is with . . . a feeling of having been nourished by the truth." --May Sarton "To me the most impressive aspect of THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER is the astonishing humanity that enables a white writer, for the first time in Southern fiction, to handle Negro characters with as much ease and justice of those of her own race. This cannot be accounted for stylistically or politically; it seems to stem from an attitude toward life." -- Richard Wright
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