The Collected Works of Carson McCullers 2c

Carson McCullers was one of the seminal American writers of the 1940s. Her novel The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1940), about a deaf man and the people he encounters in the Deep South, marked McCullers as a literary sensation.

Author: Carson McCullers

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ISBN: 9781598535129

Category: Fiction

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Carson McCullers was one of the seminal American writers of the 1940s. Her novel The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1940), about a deaf man and the people he encounters in the Deep South, marked McCullers as a literary sensation. Her work focuses on the downtrodden, the forgotten and the oppressed, giving a voice to those most often overlooked. In this beautiful collector s edition, fans of McCullers can find her works collected to celebrate what would have been her 100th birthday.

Collected Stories of Carson McCullers

Included in this volume are “The Member of the Wedding” and “The Ballad of the Sad Café,” novellas that Tennessee Williams judged to be “assuredly among the masterpieces of our language.” “McCullers patented the Southern ...

Author: Carson McCullers

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 9780547524177

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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In one volume, the complete short fiction of the author of The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, including her two most renowned novellas. Carson McCullers—novelist, dramatist, poet—was at the peak of her powers as a writer of short fiction. Here are nineteen stories that explore her signature themes including loneliness in marriage and the tragicomedy of life in the South. Included in this volume are “The Member of the Wedding” and “The Ballad of the Sad Café,” novellas that Tennessee Williams judged to be “assuredly among the masterpieces of our language.” “McCullers patented the Southern gothic genre that embraces grotesque, morbid characters with such pervading themes as unrequited love and wounded adolescence. Largely set in the South and richly autobiographical, her writings have endured because of their great power and originality.” —Library Journal

Carson Mccullers

Celebrated worldwide for her five masterly novels, Carson McCullers was equally accomplished and equally moving when writing in shorter forms.

Author: Carson McCullers

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781598535112

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

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Carson McCullers Stories Plays Other Writings LOA 287

Complete stories / The Member of the Wedding: A Play / The Sojourner / The Square Root of Wonderful / essays, poems & autobiography Carson McCullers Carlos ...

Author: Carson McCullers

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 1598535498

Category: Fiction

Page: 696

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A landmark gathering of McCullers’ shorter works, including all her published stories, plays, essays, poems, and an unfinished autobiography Celebrated worldwide for her masterly novels, Carson McCullers was equally accomplished, and equally moving, when writing in shorter forms. This Library of America volume brings together for the first time her twenty extraordinary stories, along with plays, essays, memoirs, and poems. Here are the indelible tales “Madame Zilensky and the King of Finland” and “A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud.” as well as her previously uncollected story about the civil rights movement, “The March”; her award- winning Broadway play The Member of the Wedding and the unpublished teleplay The Sojourner; twenty-two essays; and the revealing unfinished memoir Illumination and Night Glare. This wide-ranging gathering of shorter works reveals new depths and dimensions of the writer whom V. S. Pritchett praised for her “courageous imagination—one that is bold enough to consider the terrible in human nature without loss of nerve, calm, dignity, or love.” LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.

The Mortgaged Heart

As new generations continue to discover the work of Carson McCullers, this volume provides both an enjoyable read and an inspiring look at the beginning of a brilliant literary career.

Author: Carson McCullers

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 9780547346830

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 336

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“Essential reading for any serious beginning writer . . . illuminating.” —San Francisco Chronicle Carson McCullers is renowned for her Southern Gothic fiction and for such modern classics as The Member of the Wedding. This collection includes an assortment of her earliest work, written mostly before she was nineteen. Included are stories, essays, articles, poems, and writing about writing—including the working outline of “The Mute,” which would become her bestselling novel The Heart is a Lonely Hunter—as well as an introduction by Joyce Carol Oates. As new generations continue to discover the work of Carson McCullers, this volume provides both an enjoyable read and an inspiring look at the beginning of a brilliant literary career.

The Ballad of the Sad Caf

One of the most celebrated and enduringly popular works in Southern literature, this collection assembles Carson McCullers’s best stories, including her beloved novella “The Ballad of the Sad Café.” A haunting tale of love and ...

Author: Carson McCullers

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547416601

Category: Fiction

Page: 162

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A Southern woman is undone by love and gossip in the classic novella, one of seven stories in this “brilliant…panorama of remarkable talent” (The New York Times). One of the most celebrated and enduringly popular works in Southern literature, this collection assembles Carson McCullers’s best stories, including her beloved novella “The Ballad of the Sad Café.” A haunting tale of love and violence in a small Southern town, the novella introduces readers to Miss Amelia, a formidable woman whose home serves as the town’s gathering place. Among other fine works, the collection also includes McCullers’s first published story, “Wunderkind,” about a musical prodigy who suddenly realizes she will not go on to become a great pianist. First published in 1951, The Ballad of the Sad Café was adapted for the stage by the Edward Albee and later made into a film starring Vanessa Redgrave and Keith Carradine. “McCullers's finest stories.”—The New York Times

Understanding Carson McCullers

" This book provides a balanced introductory study of her major fiction and shows her as more than a lesbian novelist.

Author: Virginia Spencer Carr

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781570036156

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 181

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Carson McCullers was deemed the "find of the decade" when she appeared on the literary scene at the age of twenty-three and is best remembered for her celebrated novels "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter" and "The Member of the Wedding." This book provides a balanced introductory study of her major fiction and shows her as more than a lesbian novelist.

Carson McCullers

Presents a collection of critical essays on the works of Carson McCullers.

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438119275

Category: Women and literature

Page: 201

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Presents a collection of critical essays on the works of Carson McCullers.

American Women Writers

What is doubtless needed next is a Portable McCullers in the tradition of selected
/ collected works by such ... Known as the Carson McCullers Collection , it
includes the papers owned by her at the time of her death , the papers relating to
her ...

Author: Maurice Duke

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 434

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Provides bibliographic essays for American writers from Anne Bradstreet, Sarah Orne Jewett, and Edith Wharton to Gertrude Stein, Eudora Welty, and Sylvia Plath

Carson McCullers

The essays bring to light multiple themes across McCullers's works and seek to bring readers along on a journey through some of McCullers's most well-loved pieces as well as her extraordinary life.

Author: Carlos Dews

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780998677750

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Page: 242

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A collection of essays celebrating the centenary of Carson McCullers by an international collaboration of scholars and writers. The essays bring to light multiple themes across McCullers's works and seek to bring readers along on a journey through some of McCullers's most well-loved pieces as well as her extraordinary life.

The Collected Writings of Joe Brainard

Dashiell Hammett: Complete Novels Henry James: Complete Stories 1864–1874 ... 1944–1962 Carson McCullers: Complete Novels Alexander Hamilton: Writings Mark ...

Author: Ron Padgett

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 1598531778

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 450

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An artist associated with the New York School of poets, Joe Brainard (1942-1994) was a wonderful writer whose one-of-a-kind autobiographical work I Remember ("a completely original book" -Edmund White) has had a wide and growing influence. It is joined in this major new retrospective with many other pieces that for the first time present the full range of Brainard's writing in all its deadpan wit, madcap inventiveness, self-revealing frankness, and generosity of spirit. The Collected Writings of Joe Brainard gathers intimate journals, jottings, stories, one-liners, comic strips, mini-essays, and short plays, many of them available until now only as expensive rarities, if at all. "Brainard disarms us with the seemingly tossed- off, spontaneous nature of his writing and his stubborn refusal to accede to the pieties of self-importance," writes Paul Auster in the introduction to this collection. "These little works . . . are not really about anything so much as what it means to be young, that hopeful, anarchic time when all horizons are open to us and the future appears to be without limits." Assembled by the author's longtime friend and biographer Ron Padgett and including fourteen previously unpublished works, here is a fresh and affordable way to rediscover a unique American artist.

Reflections in a Critical Eye

Following an introduction for newcomers to Southern literature and culture and to McCullers' life and work, the collection presents essays about diverse topics: -McCullers in the tradition of Southern women's nonfiction prose -daughters as ...

Author: Jan Whitt

Publisher: University Press of Amer

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 163

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Reflections in a Critical Eye is intended to appeal both to scholars of Carson McCullers and to those unaffiliated with colleges and universities who read and celebrate her life and work. Following an introduction for newcomers to Southern literature and culture and to McCullers' life and work, the collection presents essays about diverse topics: -McCullers in the tradition of Southern women's nonfiction prose -daughters as outlaw figures in The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter and The Member of the Wedding -gender and the interplay among the roles characters assume in The Ballad of the Sad Café -analysis of The Ballad of the Sad Café to explore alcohol as an important signifier in McCullers' life and work -the political backdrop of McCullers' most well-known works -same-sex relationships in McCullers' novels and short stories -and the phenomenon of masquerade in The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter and The Ballad of the Sad Café.

Lois Lenski

Works' & Carson McCullers' 'Ballad of the Sad Café'—really her complete works —so will be steeping myself in their interpretations of the Deep South.

Author: Bobbie Malone

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806156767

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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For generations of children, including a young Oprah Winfrey, opening a Lois Lenski book has meant opening a world. This was just what the author wanted: to help children “see beyond the rim of their own world.” In Lois Lenski: Storycatcher, historian and educator Bobbie Malone takes us into Lenski’s own world to tell the story of how a girl from a small Ohio town became a beloved literary icon. Author and illustrator of the Newbery Award–winning Strawberry Girl and numerous other tales of children from America’s diverse regions and cultures, Lenski spent five decades creating stories for young readers. Lois Lenski: Storycatcher follows her development as a writer and as an artist, and it traces the evolution of her passionate belief in the power of empathy conveyed in children’s books. Understanding that youngsters responded instinctively to narratives rich in reality, Lenski turned her extensive study of hardworking families into books that accurately and movingly depicted the lives of the children of sharecroppers, coal miners, and migrant field workers. From Bayou Suzette to Blue Ridge Billy, Corn-Farm Boy to Houseboat Girl, and Boom Town Boy to Texas Tomboy, Lenski’s books mirrored the cultural energy and concerns of the time. This first full-length biography tells how Lenski traveled throughout the country, gathering the stories that brought to life in words and pictures whole worlds that had for so long been invisible in children’s literature. In the process, her work became a source of delight, inspiration, and insight for generations of readers.


Anne Frank The Collected Works

travelled there for work. ... Maxwell Anderson, Lillian Hellman, Carson McCullers, Thornton Wilder – were mentioned as potential adapters.

Author: Anne Frank Fonds

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472971450

Category: History

Page: 752

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Anne Frank's diary is one of the most recognised and widely read books of the Second World War. Hundreds of thousands of people visit the Anne Frank House on the Prinsengracht in Amsterdam each year to see the annexe where Anne and her family hid from the occupying forces, before eventually being deported to Auschwitz in 1944. Only Anne's father, Otto, survived the Holocaust. Anne Frank: The Collected Works includes each of the versions of Anne's world-famous diary including the 'A' and 'B' diaries now in continuous, readable form, and the definitive text ('D') edited by renowned translator and author Mirjam Pressler. For the first time readers have access to Anne's letters, personal reminiscences, daydreams, essays and notebook of favourite quotes. Also included are background essays by notable writers such as historian Gerhard Hirschfeld (University of Stuttgart) and Francine Prose (Bard College) on topics such as 'Anne Frank's Life', 'The History of the Frank Family' and 'The Publication History of Anne Frank's diary', as well as numerous photographs of the Franks and the other occupants of the annexe. An essential book for scholars and general readers alike, The Collected Works brings together for the first time Anne Frank's complete writings, together with important images and documents. Supported by the Anne Frank Fonds in Basel, Switzerland, set up by Otto Frank to act as the guardian of Anne's work, this is a landmark publication marking the anniversary of 90 years since Anne's birth in 1929.

American Revenge Narratives

In The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, ... The Ruined Piano: Symbolic Figuration in the Works of Carson McCullers.

Author: Kyle Wiggins

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319937464

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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American Revenge Narratives critically examines the nation’s vengeful storytelling tradition. With essays on late twentieth and twenty-first century fiction, film, and television, it maps the coordinates of the revenge genre’s contemporary reinvention across American culture. By surveying American revenge narratives, this book measures how contemporary payback plots appraise the nation’s political, social, and economic inequities. The volume’s essays collectively make the case that retribution is a defining theme of post-war American culture and an artistic vehicle for critique. In another sense, this book presents a scholarly coming to terms with the nation’s love for vengeance. By investigating recent iterations of an ancient genre, contributors explore how the revenge narrative evolves and thrives within American literary and filmic imagination. Taken together, the book’s diverse chapters attempt to understand American culture’s seemingly inexhaustible production of vengeful tales.

Follies of God

A writer's work could always be improved, a thought clarified. ... it is impossible to find any of Tenn's quotes in the collected works of Carson McCullers.

Author: James Grissom

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101874651

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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An extraordinary book; one that almost magically makes clear how Tennessee Williams wrote; how he came to his visions of Amanda Wingfield, his Blanche DuBois, Stella Kowalski, Alma Winemiller, Lady Torrance, and the other characters of his plays that transformed the American theater of the mid-twentieth century; a book that does, from the inside, the almost impossible—revealing the heart and soul of artistic inspiration and the unwitting collaboration between playwright and actress, playwright and director. At a moment in the life of Tennessee Williams when he felt he had been relegated to a “lower artery of the theatrical heart,” when critics were proclaiming that his work had been overrated, he summoned to New Orleans a hopeful twenty-year-old writer, James Grissom, who had written an unsolicited letter to the great playwright asking for advice. After a long, intense conversation, Williams sent Grissom on a journey on the playwright’s behalf to find out if he, Tennessee Williams, or his work, had mattered to those who had so deeply mattered to him, those who had led him to what he called the blank page, “the pale judgment.” Among the more than seventy giants of American theater and film Grissom sought out, chief among them the women who came to Williams out of the fog: Lillian Gish, tiny and alabaster white, with enormous, lovely, empty eyes (“When I first imagined a woman at the center of my fantasia, I . . . saw the pure and buoyant face of Lillian Gish. . . . [She] was the escort who brought me to Blanche”) . . . Maureen Stapleton, his Serafina of The Rose Tattoo, a shy, fat little girl from Troy, New York, who grew up with abandoned women and sad hopes and whose job it was to cheer everyone up, goad them into going to the movies, urge them to bake a cake and have a party. (“Tennessee and I truly loved each other,” said Stapleton, “we were bound by our love of the theater and movies and movie stars and comedy. And we were bound to each other particularly by our mothers: the way they raised us; the things they could never say . . . The dreaming nature, most of all”) . . . Jessica Tandy (“The moment I read [Portrait of a Madonna],” said Tandy, “my life began. I was, for the first time . . . unafraid to be ruthless in order to get something I wanted”) . . . Kim Stanley . . . Bette Davis . . . Katharine Hepburn . . . Jo Van Fleet . . . Rosemary Harris . . . Eva Le Gallienne (“She was a stone against which I could rub my talent and feel that it became sharper”) . . . Julie Harris . . . Geraldine Page (“A titanic talent”) . . . And the men who mattered and helped with his creations, including Elia Kazan, José Quintero, Marlon Brando, John Gielgud . . . James Grissom’s Follies of God is a revelation, a book that moves and inspires and uncannily catches that illusive “dreaming nature.”

Carson McCullers

Collection represents " the reworking of a few themes . The overriding one is ...
Carson McCullers ' writing achieves a unique atmospheric effect . By that she is
most closely related to ... Carson McCullers ' Collected Works . " Washington (
D.C. ) ...

Author: Adrian M. Shapiro

Publisher: Scholarly Title

ISBN:

Category: Women and literature

Page: 315

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1 000 Books to Read Before You Die

... The Collected Stories (William Trevor), 804–5 The Collected Stories of Carol Emshwiller (Carol Emshwiller), 791 Collected Stories of Carson McCullers ...

Author: James Mustich

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 1523504455

Category: Reference

Page: 960

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“The ultimate literary bucket list.” —THE WASHINGTON POST Celebrate the pleasure of reading and the thrill of discovering new titles in an extraordinary book that’s as compulsively readable, entertaining, surprising, and enlightening as the 1,000-plus titles it recommends. Covering fiction, poetry, science and science fiction, memoir, travel writing, biography, children’s books, history, and more, 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die ranges across cultures and through time to offer an eclectic collection of works that each deserve to come with the recommendation, You have to read this. But it’s not a proscriptive list of the “great works”—rather, it’s a celebration of the glorious mosaic that is our literary heritage. Flip it open to any page and be transfixed by a fresh take on a very favorite book. Or come across a title you always meant to read and never got around to. Or, like browsing in the best kind of bookshop, stumble on a completely unknown author and work, and feel that tingle of discovery. There are classics, of course, and unexpected treasures, too. Lists to help pick and choose, like Offbeat Escapes, or A Long Climb, but What a View. And its alphabetical arrangement by author assures that surprises await on almost every turn of the page, with Cormac McCarthy and The Road next to Robert McCloskey and Make Way for Ducklings, Alice Walker next to Izaac Walton. There are nuts and bolts, too—best editions to read, other books by the author, “if you like this, you’ll like that” recommendations , and an interesting endnote of adaptations where appropriate. Add it all up, and in fact there are more than six thousand titles by nearly four thousand authors mentioned—a life-changing list for a lifetime of reading. “948 pages later, you still want more!” —THE WASHINGTON POST

A Study Guide for Carson McCullers s The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

In a review of a book published after her death that collected poems, essays, and short stories, David Madden noted that comparing a timeless book like The ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 141033595X

Category: Literary Criticism

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A Study Guide for Carson McCullers's "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.