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Carson McCullers

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Carson McCullers

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.

Carson McCullers

Books by Carson McCullers

by Carson McCullers - Historical Fiction

Written when Carson McCullers was 23, her novel's heroine is the strange young girl, Mick Kelly. The setting is a small Southern town. The characters are the damned, the voiceless, he rejected. Some fight their loneliness with violence and depravity, some with sex or drink, and some --- like Mick --- with a quiet, intensely personal search for beauty.