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The Ballad of the Sad Café and Other Stories - Carson McCullers
The Ballad of the Sad Café and Other Stories
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A classic work that has charmed generations of readers, this collection assembles Carson McCullers’s best stories, including her beloved novella “The Ballad of the Sad Café.” A haunting tale of a human triangle that culminates in an astonishing brawl, the novella introduces readers to Miss... show more
A classic work that has charmed generations of readers, this collection assembles Carson McCullers’s best stories, including her beloved novella “The Ballad of the Sad Café.” A haunting tale of a human triangle that culminates in an astonishing brawl, the novella introduces readers to Miss Amelia, a formidable southern woman whose café serves as the town’s gathering place. Among other fine works, the collection also includes “Wunderkind,” McCullers’s first published story written when she was only seventeen about a musical prodigy who suddenly realizes she will not go on to become a great pianist. Newly reset and available for the first time in a handsome trade paperback edition, The Ballad of the Sad Café is a brilliant study of love and longing from one of the South’s finest writers.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780618565863 (0618565868)
ASIN: 618565868
Pages no: 152
Edition language: English
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Edward
Edward rated it
4.0 The Ballad of the Sad Cafe
--The Ballad of the Sad Café--Wunderkind--The Jockey--Madame Zilensky and the King of Finland--The Sojourner--A Domestic Dilemma--A Tree, a Rock, a CloudChronology
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shell pebble rated it
4.5 Folk Ballad of the South
McCullers' voice in this haunting tale (like that of Ngugi wa Thiong'o in A Grain of Wheat) often takes on the folk ballad posture of an anonymous (or perhaps dispersed) community member. She labours over the authenticity of this tone, fleshing it with a complete vocabulary of cultural experience av...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it
2.0 The Ballad of the Sad Café and Other Short Stories
Read combined review here: 'Complete Novels of Carson McCullers'
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5.0
Poignant short story of repressed feelings, mystery and missed opportunity in a small impoverished southern community, concerning Miss Amelia, cousin Lymon the hunchback, and Marvin Macy. It also contains several even shorter stories in the book, several with an overtly musical theme - like the titl...
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