Clock Without Hands

Clock Without Hands

by Carson McCullers
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Clock Without Hands by Carson McCullers


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: 09/15/1998
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 258
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.56(d)

About 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.

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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