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The heart is a lonely hunter, Carson McCullers

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The heart is a lonely hunter
Title
The heart is a lonely hunter
Statement of responsibility
Carson McCullers
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Awards note
Oprah's Book Club (5-2004)
Cataloging source
DLC
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1917-1967
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McCullers, Carson
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3525.A1772
LC item number
H4 2000
Literary form
fiction
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  • Teenage girls
  • Suicide victims
  • Southern States
  • Friendship
  • Racism
  • Deaf
  • Psychological fiction
Label
The heart is a lonely hunter, Carson McCullers
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Publication
Note
"A Mariner book."
Control code
ocm44887759
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Mariner Books ed.
Extent
359 p.
Isbn
9780618084746
Lccn
2001265629
System control number
(OCoLC)44887759
Label
The heart is a lonely hunter, Carson McCullers
Link
Publication
Note
"A Mariner book."
Control code
ocm44887759
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Mariner Books ed.
Extent
359 p.
Isbn
9780618084746
Lccn
2001265629
System control number
(OCoLC)44887759

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