"As she takes us through McCullers’s four novels, two plays, and relatively small body of short fictions and miscellaneous pieces, Carr effectively relates each work to McCullers’s bizarre and troubled life and to her dazzling shooting-star career, carefully illuminating sources, influences, creative processes, and evolution of themes and techniques."
"Carr’s considerable expertise is evident on every page. . . . Especially welcome are her discussions of such overlooked McCullers works as Reflections in a Golden Eye, Clock Without Hands, and the short stories."
Carr (English, Georgia State U.) provides a basic and readable study of the Georgia-born novelist, discussing the major works and analyzing McCullers' use of theme, character, narrative technique, and language. For students and nonacademic readers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)