The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
Publish date: September 8th 2000
Publisher: Mariner Books
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
Set in the American south of the 1940’s, Carson McCullers, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, deals with the spiritual and emotional aloneness of people who are misfits. Biff, the generous Café owner who wears his dead wife’s perfume and collects old newspapers; Mick, the young girl who lives in her inne...
Considered a Southern Gothic classic, McCullers addresses the struggles of poverty and race in a 1930's mill town, focusing on several characters and explored by way of short episodes.A great deal of ink has been spilt over various observations and theories related to this book, so I'll not try to a...
“ ‘All I can say is this: The world is full of meanness and evil. Huh! Three fourths of this globe is in a state of war or oppression. The liars and fiends are united and the men Who know are isolated and without defence. But! But if you was to ask me to point out the most uncivilized area on the fa...
I know The Heart is a Lonely Hunter is considered a masterpiece, but - despite McCullers' astonishing maturity, sensitivity and attention to detail (she is a chameleon, able to speak in many voices, and construct very private and very full lives for her characters, male and female, White and Black a...
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