The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

Author: Carson McCullers

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547346654

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 7407


With the publication of her first novel, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Carson McCullers, all of twenty-three, became a literary sensation. With its profound sense of moral isolation and its compassionate glimpses into its characters' inner lives, the novel is considered McCullers' finest work, an enduring masterpiece first published by Houghton Mifflin in 1940. At its center is the deaf-mute John Singer, who becomes the confidant for various types of misfits in a Georgia mill town during the 1930s. Each one yearns for escape from small town life. When Singer's mute companion goes insane, Singer moves into the Kelly house, where Mick Kelly, the book's heroine (and loosely based on McCullers), finds solace in her music. Wonderfully attuned to the spiritual isolation that underlies the human condition, and with a deft sense for racial tensions in the South, McCullers spins a haunting, unforgettable story that gives voice to the rejected, the forgotten, and the mistreated—and, through Mick Kelly, gives voice to the quiet, intensely personal search for beauty. Richard Wright praised Carson McCullers for her ability "to rise above the pressures of her environment and embrace white and black humanity in one sweep of apprehension and tenderness." She writes "with a sweep and certainty that are overwhelming," said the New York Times. McCullers became an overnight literary sensation, but her novel has endured, just as timely and powerful today as when it was first published. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter is Carson McCullers at her most compassionate, endearing best.

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

Author: Rebecca Claire Gilman

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822224556

Category: Drama

Page: 68

View: 5452


THE STORY: Adapted from the novel by Carson McCullers, THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER explores a universal longing for connection. At its center is John Singer, a lonely deaf man, who becomes the confidant to a constellation of disparate souls--an ang

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

Author: Bertrand E. Brown

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595361781

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 8148


Sylvia Stanton has to wonder how every other man on campus can appreciate her except for that sorry, no-good Chad. After a bad decision on Sylvia's part, Chad is intent on making her pay for her indiscretion. Will Chad's actions on that traumatizing night pave the way for all of Sylvia's future relationships? They're all the same-the Chads, the Peters, the Williams-and now there's Terrance. All Sylvia is looking for is a man that has some of the same qualities as her father. She isn't looking for drop-dead good looks or money. All she needs to be happy is a good, strong man who is intelligent, who will love her for the woman she is, and with whom she can grow old. After all, there are women who don't have half the charm and good looks that she has, and they're walking around arm in arm with some beautiful brothers. At least that's the way it seems on the outside looking in. Sylvia would do anything to keep a man happy and satisfied. Yet here she is-stuck in Atlanta, still wishing and hoping. Will she ever find Mr. Right?

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (Study Guide)

Author: BookCaps Study Guides Staff

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1621070670

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 7251


The perfect companion to Carson McCullers’s The Heart is a Lonely Hunter," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book. We all need refreshers every now and then. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month.

Carson McCullers in the Twenty-First Century

Author: Alison Graham-Bertolini,Casey Kayser

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319402927

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 279

View: 2715


The contributors to this volume use diverse critical techniques to identify how Carson McCullers’ writing engages with and critiques modern social structures and how her work resonates with a twenty-first century audience. The collection includes chapters about McCullers’ fiction, autobiographical writing, and dramatic works, and is groundbreaking because it includes the first detailed scholarly examination of new archival material donated to Columbus State University after the 2013 death of Dr. Mary Mercer, McCullers’ psychiatrist and friend, including transcripts of the psychiatric sessions that took place between McCullers and Mercer in 1958. Further, the collection covers the scope of McCullers’ canon of work, such as The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1940), The Member of the Wedding (1946), and Ballad of the Sad Café (1943), through lenses that are of growing interest in contemporary literary studies, including comparative transatlantic readings, queer theory, disability studies, and critical animal theory, among others.

Carson McCullers

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438119275

Category: Women and literature

Page: 201

View: 512


Presents a collection of critical essays on the works of Carson McCullers.

Reflections in a Critical Eye

Essays on Carson McCullers

Author: Jan Whitt

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: 9780761838944

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 163

View: 8325


Reflections in a Critical Eye is intended to appeal both to scholars of Carson McCullers and to those unaffiliated with colleges and universities who read and celebrate her life and work. Following an introduction for newcomers to Southern literature and culture and to McCullers' life and work, the collection presents essays about diverse topics: .McCullers in the tradition of Southern women's nonfiction prose .daughters as outlaw figures in The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter and The Member of the Wedding .gender and the interplay among the roles characters assume in The Ballad of the Sad Cafe .analysis of The Ballad of the Sad Cafe to explore alcohol as an important signifier in McCullers' life and work .the political backdrop of McCullers' most well-known works .same-sex relationships in McCullers' novels and short stories .and the phenomenon of masquerade in The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter and The Ballad of the Sad Cafe."