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New Meeting: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers

From: John
Sent on: Tuesday, May 13, 2008 7:09 PM
Announcing a new meeting for Classic Books!

What: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers

When: Sunday, June 1, 6:00 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meeting Description: Combining the theme's of our last two meetings, on June 1st we'll be discussing The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers, written by a dead white woman and taking place in the South (I am tacitly assuming here the theme of Faulkner's work wasn't 'confusion'). Courtesy of, here are some reviews:

The New York Times : "A remarkable book . . . writes with a sweep and certainty that are overwhelming."

The Nation : "Quite remarkable . . . McCullers leaves her characters hauntingly engraved in the reader's memory."

New Republic : "To me the most impressive aspect of 'The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter' is the astonishing humanity that enables a white writer, for the first time in Southern fiction, to handle Negro characters with as much ease and justice as those of her own race." -- Richard Wright

Saturday Review : "One cannot help remarking that this is an extraordinary novel to have been written by a young woman of twenty-two; but the more important fact is that it is an extraordinary novel in its own right, considerations of authorship apart." -- Saturday Review of Literature

Boston Globe : " writes with a calm and factual realism, and with a deep and abiding insight into human psychology. She does so without an iota of vulgarity and bawdiness, in a manner which many a present day novelist would do well to study."

The Chicago Tribune : "There is not only the delicately sensed need that one might expect youth to know but an even more delicately sensed ironic knowledge."

I look forward to seeing you there!


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