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The Collected Works of Carson McCullers (2C)
     

The Collected Works of Carson McCullers (2C)

by Carson McCullers, Carlos L. Dews (Editor)
 
For the first time in one authoritative edition, the collected writings of the
celebrated author of The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.

Contains:
CARSON McCULLERS: Complete Novels (Library of America #128)
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter / Reflections in a Golden Eye / The Member of the Wedding /

Overview

For the first time in one authoritative edition, the collected writings of the
celebrated author of The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.

Contains:
CARSON McCULLERS: Complete Novels (Library of America #128)
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter / Reflections in a Golden Eye / The Member of the Wedding / The Ballad of the Sad Café / Clock Without Hands

CARSON McCULLERS: Stories, Plays & Other Writings (LOA #287)
Complete Stories / The Member of the Wedding (Play) / The Square Root of
Wonderful / Essays, Poems, Memoirs

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Of all the Southern writers, she is he most apt to endure. . . . Her genius for prose remains one of the few satisfying achievements of our second-rate culture." —Gore Vidal

"A genius . . . She knows her own original, fearless, and compassionate mind. What she has, before anything else, is a courageous imagination-one that is bold enough to consider the terrible in human nature without loss of nerve, calm, dignity, or love." —V. S. Pritchett

"The most impressive aspect of [her work] is the astonishing compassion that enables a white writer, for the first time in Southern fiction, to handle Negro characters with as much ease and justice as those of her own race. This cannot be accounted for stylistically or politically; it seems to stem from an attitude toward life which enables Mrs. McCullers to rise above the pressures of her environment and embrace white and black humanity in one sweep of apprehension and tenderness." —Richard Wright

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598535129
Publisher:
Library of America
Publication date:
01/24/2017
Pages:
1504
Sales rank:
192,591
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.70(h) x 2.80(d)

Meet the Author

Carson McCullers was born Lula Carson Smith in Columbus, Georgia, on February 19, 1917. At the age of nineteen she published her first short story, "Wunderkind," in Story magazine, and soon was contributing fiction to The New Yorker, Harper's Bazaar, and Mademoiselle. She won early critical and commercial success with her first novel, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1940), published when she was only twenty-three. Over the next quarter-century she published four more novels and a collection of short stories, and found Broadway success with her play The Member of the Wedding (produced in 1950). After a series of increasingly debilitating strokes, she died in Nyack, N.Y., in 1967, at the age of fifty.

Carlos L. Dews is the editor of the two-volume Library of America Carson McCullers edition as well a Illumination and Night Glare: The Unfinished Autobiography of Carson McCullers (University of Wisconsin Press, 1999). He is chair of the Department of English Language and Literature at John Cabot University, Rome, and the Director of JCU's Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation.

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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