The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
Publish date: June 1st 1940
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
Pages no: 273
Edition language: English
I can see why some people love this book. It's a great book for people who like this sort of thing. But all the characters are sad and lonely and want to connect with others, but that connection mostly means a sort of selfish wallowing in their own needs with the one unselfish guy who they use as a ...
Title: The Heart Is A Lonely HunterAuthor: Carson McCullersDate Published: 1940Page: 359 Plot Summary: Carson McCullers’ prodigious first novel was published to instant acclaim when she was just twenty-three. Set in a small town in the middle of the deep South, it is the story of John Singer, a lo...
Full response to come, but for now, I'll just say that this book broke me.
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...
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