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Published when Carson McCullers was all of 23 years old, “The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter” is probably her best-known novel and her acknowledged classic. Praised by both Tennessee Williams and Richard Wright, the story follows a a deaf-mute man and the people he meets in a Georgia mill town in the 1930s.
Or, as I have decided to call this, “Waugh-fest.” These are Waugh’s first two novels, in which he satirizes English school life (“Decline and Fall”) and the “bright young things” who were in vogue at the time (“Vile Bodies”). I think we can all use some humor, and there aren’t many writers who are funnier than Waugh.