Clock Without Hands

Clock Without Hands

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by Carson McCullers
     
 

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Set in Georgia on the eve of court-ordered integration, Clock Without Hands contains McCullers's most poignant statement on race, class, and justice. A small-town druggist dying of leukemia calls himself and his community to account in this tale of change and changelessness, of death and the death-in-life that is hate. It is a tale, as McCullers herself wrote, of

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Set in Georgia on the eve of court-ordered integration, Clock Without Hands contains McCullers's most poignant statement on race, class, and justice. A small-town druggist dying of leukemia calls himself and his community to account in this tale of change and changelessness, of death and the death-in-life that is hate. It is a tale, as McCullers herself wrote, of "response and responsibility—of man toward his own livingness."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395929735
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
09/01/1998
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
258
Sales rank:
663,972
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.58(d)

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Tennessee Williams
If I hadn't known before that Carson is a worker of miracles, this work would surely have convinced me of it…She has, once again, and more deeply than ever before, examined the heart of man, with an understanding beyond knowledge, a compassion beyond sentiment.

Meet the Author

Carson McCullers (1917-1967) was the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, including The Heart is a Lonely Hunter , The Member of the Wedding , Reflections in a Golden Eye , and Clock Without Hands . Born in Columbus, Georgia, on February 19, 1917, she became a promising pianist and enrolled in the Juilliard School of Music in New York when she was seventeen, but lacking money for tuition, she never attended classes. Instead she studied writing at Columbia University, which ultimately led to The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter , the novel that made her an overnight literary sensation. On September 29, 1967, at age fifty, she died in Nyack, New York, where she is buried.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
February 19, 1917
Date of Death:
November 29, 1967
Place of Birth:
Columbus, Georgia
Place of Death:
Nyack, New York
Education:
Columbia University and New York University, 1935

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Clock Without Hands 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
With the reading of this book, I have now read all of McCuller's novels. This title is probably her least known as everyone is familiar with 'The Heart is a Lonely Hunter' and 'The Member of the Wedding'. But, for my money, 'Clock Without Hands' is McCuller's best written work. Every word seems expertly crafted to fit her story of racial ignorance. I believe that McCullers is the greatest of the 'southern authors' and this is her finest work.
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