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 Amazon.com, 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!
Learn more here:http://bookclub.meetup.com/812/calendar/7931876/