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Carson McCullers (1917–1967)

Autor(a) de The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

86+ Works 20,407 Membros 450 Reviews 124 Favorited

About the Author

Carson McCullers was born in Columbus, Georgia, on February 19, 1917. She died at age fifty in Nyack, New York, on September 29, 1967. A promising pianist, she had hoped to enroll at the Juilliard School of Music when she was seventeen, but when she arrived in New York, she attended writing classes mostrar mais at Columbia University instead. In December 1936 her first story, "Wunderkind," was published in "Story" magazine. That winter she began work on "The Mute," which would become her enduring masterpiece, "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter." (Publisher Provided) Carson McCullers was born Lula Carson Smith on February 19, 1917 in Columbus, Georgia. At the age of seventeen, desiring to become a famous concert pianist, she went to New York City to attend the Julliard School of Music. Her family sacrificed and raised money for her tuition to go to Julliard, but she lost all of her money when she left her pocketbook on the subway. Unable to tell her family what had happened, she took writing classes at Columbia University and New York University from 1935-1936. Her first novel, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, was published in 1940. Her other novels included Reflections in a Golden Eye, The Ballad of the Sad Café, The Member of the Wedding, and Clock Without Hands. With the help of Tennessee Williams, The Member of the Wedding was adapted into a play, which won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award in 1950. She died from a stroke and subsequent brain hemorrhage on September 29, 1967at the age of 50. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Carson McCullers

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1940) 10,760 cópias
The Member of the Wedding (1946) 2,837 cópias
Reflections in a Golden Eye (1941) 1,036 cópias
Clock Without Hands (1961) 680 cópias
The Mortgaged Heart (1971) 242 cópias
Wunderkind (1974) 42 cópias
Seven Contemporary Short Novels [Third Edition] (1997) — Contribuinte — 40 cópias
Seven Contemporary Short Novels [second edition] (1969) — Contribuinte — 35 cópias
Shorter Novels and Stories (1972) 15 cópias
The Square Root of Wonderful (1971) 13 cópias
El mudo y otros textos (2007) 11 cópias
Romans et nouvelles (1994) 11 cópias
Sucker (1963) 8 cópias
Contos Escolhidos (2012) 8 cópias
The Jockey (1941) 5 cópias
The Sojourner 3 cópias
The March (1968) 2 cópias
The Discovery of Christmas (1953) 1 exemplar(es)
Meistererzählungen. (1991) 1 exemplar(es)
Komu ukazał się wiatr? 1 exemplar(es)
Poldi 1 exemplar(es)
The Orphanage 1 exemplar(es)
The Aliens 1 exemplar(es)
Untitled Piece 1 exemplar(es)
Correspondence 1 exemplar(es)
Art and Mr. Mahoney 1 exemplar(es)
A Domestic Dilemma 1 exemplar(es)
A Haunted Boy 1 exemplar(es)
Who Has Seen the Wind? 1 exemplar(es)
Balada tristei cafenele 1 exemplar(es)
A Hospital Christmas Eve (1967) 1 exemplar(es)
Like That 1 exemplar(es)
The pestle 1 exemplar(es)
A Child's View of Christmas (1961) 1 exemplar(es)
Breath from the Sky 1 exemplar(es)
Books I remember 1 exemplar(es)
To bear the truth alone 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

50 Great Short Stories (1952) — Contribuinte — 1,259 cópias
Short Story Masterpieces (1954) — Contribuinte — 683 cópias
As I Lay Dying [Norton Critical Edition] (2009) — Contribuinte — 550 cópias
The World of the Short Story: A 20th Century Collection (1986) — Contribuinte — 464 cópias
Fifty Great American Short Stories (1965) — Contribuinte — 436 cópias
Women & Fiction: Short Stories By and About Women (1975) — Contribuinte — 367 cópias
Diane Goode's American Christmas (1754) — Contribuinte — 303 cópias
The 40s: The Story of a Decade (2014) — Contribuinte — 277 cópias
The Treasury of American Short Stories (1981) — Contribuinte — 269 cópias
Famous American Plays of the 1940s (1900) — Contribuinte — 237 cópias
The Signet Classic Book of Southern Short Stories (1991) — Contribuinte — 121 cópias
The Literature of the American South: A Norton Anthology (1997) — Contribuinte — 98 cópias
Who Do You Think You Are?: Stories of Friends and Enemies (1993) — Contribuinte — 94 cópias
Best American Plays: Third Series, 1945-1951 (1952) — Contribuinte — 69 cópias
200 Years of Great American Short Stories (1975) — Contribuinte — 69 cópias
55 Short Stories from The New Yorker, 1940 to 1950 (1949) — Contribuinte — 60 cópias
Art of Fiction (1967) — Contribuinte — 51 cópias
O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1943 (1943) — Contribuinte — 49 cópias
Point of Departure (1967) — Contribuinte — 49 cópias
The Seasons of Women: An Anthology (1995) — Contribuinte — 46 cópias
50 Best Plays of the American Theatre [4-volume set] (1969) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias
Mothers and Daughters: An Anthology (1998) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias
Hey-How for Halloween! (1974) — Contribuinte — 30 cópias
The Second Penguin Book of Modern Women's Short Stories (1997) — Contribuinte — 27 cópias
Vogue's First Reader (1942) — Contribuinte — 27 cópias
Great Short Stories of the World (1965) — Contribuinte — 26 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1964 (1964) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias
Reflections in a Golden Eye [1967 film] (1967) — Original novel — 24 cópias
Studies in Fiction (1965) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
Eight Short Novels (1967) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1944 (1944) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
Twentieth-Century American Short Stories: An Anthology (1975) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
Story to Anti-Story (1979) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter [1968 film] (1968) — Original book — 11 cópias
Great Tales of City Dwellers (1955) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Best modern short stories (1965) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
The Short Story & You (1987) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
The Member of the Wedding [1952 film] (1952) — Original novel — 7 cópias
The Ballad of the Sad Café [1991 film] (1991) — Original book — 6 cópias
20th Century American Short Stories, Volume 2 — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Twelve short novels (1976) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Enjoying Stories (1987) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
50 Best Plays of the American Theatre, Volume 3 — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
The Ethnic Image in Modern American Literature, 1900-1950 (1984) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

Etiquetado

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Smith, Lula Carson (born)
Data de nascimento
1917-02-19
Data de falecimento
1967-12-29
Local de enterro
Oak Hill Cemetery, Nyack (Rockland County) New York (Rockland County)
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
VS
Local de nascimento
Columbus, Georgia, USA
Local de falecimento
Nyack, New York, USA
Causa da morte
brain hemorrhage
Locais de residência
New York, New York, USA
Educação
Columbia University
Washington Square College
Ocupação
novelist
short-story writer
playwright
Relacionamentos
McCullers, Reeves (husband)
Smith, Margarita G. (sister)
Organizações
American Academy of Arts and Letters (1952)
February House
Yaddo
Bread Loaf Writers' Conference
Premiações
Georgia Women of Achievement (1994)
American Academy of Arts and Letters Academy Award (Literature ∙ 1943)
Georgia Writers Hall of Fame
Pequena biografia
Carson McCullers reinvented herself after leaving home at age 17 to study at the Juilliard School of Music in Manhattan. Something happened to make her lose the money and she never attended the school.  Instead, she worked and took night classes at university.  Her published writing began to appear in 1936.  She suffered throughout her life from serious illness, including rheumatic fever and several strokes. By the age of 31, her left side was completely paralyzed.  Her work, usually set in the South of her birth, often focused on people seen as misfits and outcasts.

Membros

Discussions

GROUP READ: [The Heart is a Lonely Hunter] em 2013 Category Challenge (Setembro 2013)
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter em The Clocks Have All Stopped (Abril 2012)

Resenhas

The question of nurture versus nature. Every major character with The Ballad of the Sad Cafe has a tendency to instigate and agitate. Everyone stirs up trouble in one way or another. Did the impulse to do this come from something nefarious in childhood or were they born to rattle cages from the very beginning? Miss Amelia Evans is a person who, if she didn't completely understand a situation well enough to have an opinion about it, ignored it completely. Cousin Lymon is a southern Iago, prone to stirring things up with cruel intentions. When Marvin Macy comes to town it is like two criminals recognizing themselves in total strangers; they are kindred spirits, born to raise hell as a team.
Confessional: Everything about the story was sad. I think that was because you didn't really know why everyone was so uncaring and cruel.
… (mais)
 
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SeriousGrace | outras 55 resenhas | Mar 19, 2024 |
NOTE: Read only the tititular story (for book club).

Thought it had potential based on the set-up, but the set-up seemed to span about 90% of the story. The "climax" was anticlimactic and I was left with more questions by the end than I had started with. The characters interested me and I found the setting to be quite lifelike and captivating, but the plot just didn't deliver.
 
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Spyder227 | outras 55 resenhas | Feb 5, 2024 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
86
Also by
57
Membros
20,407
Popularidade
#1,062
Avaliação
3.9
Resenhas
450
ISBNs
458
Idiomas
25
Favorito
124

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