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: 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

by Carson McCullers, Carlos Dews

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Overview

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story about the civil rights movement, “The March”; her award- winning Broadway play The Member of the Wedding and the unpublished teleplay The Sojourner; twenty-two essays; and the revealing unfinished memoir Illumination and Night Glare.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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781598535495
Publisher: Library of America
Publication date: 01/24/2017
Series: Library of America Series , #287
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 696
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Carlos L. Dews, editor, is chair of the Department of English Language and Literature at John Cabot University, Rome, Italy, and the Director of JCU’s Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation. He is the editor of the companion Library of America volume, Carson McCullers: Complete Novels (2001), as well as Illumination and Night Glare: The Unfinished Autobiography of Carson McCullers (1999).

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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Carson McCullers: Stories, Plays & Other Writings 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every story, poem,play and essay in this book is a treasure to be savored. Mccullers wrote of the world she knew, the South of the first half of the 20th century, and no one did it better. Her characters were authentic and well-drawn, and sevyof her works were made into movies but even the lesser-known works are worth reading. What a shame,to lose her at the young age of 50. For anyone who appreciates high quality literature, I highly recommend this collection.