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Carson McCullers (1917–1967)

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Carson McCullers was born in Columbus, Georgia, on February 19, 1917. She died at age fifty in Nyack, New York, on September 29, 1967. A promising pianist, she had hoped to enroll at the Juilliard School of Music when she was seventeen, but when she arrived in New York, she attended writing classes mostra altro at Columbia University instead. In December 1936 her first story, "Wunderkind," was published in "Story" magazine. That winter she began work on "The Mute," which would become her enduring masterpiece, "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter." (Publisher Provided) Carson McCullers was born Lula Carson Smith on February 19, 1917 in Columbus, Georgia. At the age of seventeen, desiring to become a famous concert pianist, she went to New York City to attend the Julliard School of Music. Her family sacrificed and raised money for her tuition to go to Julliard, but she lost all of her money when she left her pocketbook on the subway. Unable to tell her family what had happened, she took writing classes at Columbia University and New York University from 1935-1936. Her first novel, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, was published in 1940. Her other novels included Reflections in a Golden Eye, The Ballad of the Sad Café, The Member of the Wedding, and Clock Without Hands. With the help of Tennessee Williams, The Member of the Wedding was adapted into a play, which won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award in 1950. She died from a stroke and subsequent brain hemorrhage on September 29, 1967at the age of 50. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra meno
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Opere di Carson McCullers

Invito di nozze (1946) 2,835 copie
La ballata del caffè triste (1943) 2,485 copie
Riflessi in un occhio d'oro (1941) 1,035 copie
Orologio senza lancette (1961) 678 copie
The Mortgaged Heart (1971) 241 copie
Wunderkind (1974) 42 copie
Seven Contemporary Short Novels [Third Edition] (1997) — Collaboratore — 40 copie
Seven Contemporary Short Novels [second edition] (1969) — Collaboratore — 35 copie
El mudo y otros textos (2007) 11 copie
Romans et nouvelles (1994) 11 copie
Sucker (1963) 8 copie
Contos Escolhidos (2012) 8 copie
The Jockey (1941) 5 copie
The Sojourner 3 copie
The March (1968) 2 copie
Meistererzählungen. (1991) 1 copia
Poldi 1 copia
The Orphanage 1 copia
The Aliens 1 copia
A Haunted Boy 1 copia
A Hospital Christmas Eve (1967) 1 copia
Like That 1 copia
The pestle 1 copia

Opere correlate

50 Great Short Stories (1952) — Collaboratore — 1,258 copie
Short Story Masterpieces (1954) — Collaboratore — 682 copie
As I Lay Dying [Norton Critical Edition] (2009) — Collaboratore — 550 copie
The World of the Short Story: A 20th Century Collection (1986) — Collaboratore — 463 copie
Fifty Great American Short Stories (1965) — Collaboratore — 436 copie
Women & Fiction: Short Stories By and About Women (1975) — Collaboratore — 366 copie
Diane Goode's American Christmas (1754) — Collaboratore — 303 copie
The 40s: The Story of a Decade (2014) — Collaboratore — 277 copie
The Treasury of American Short Stories (1981) — Collaboratore — 269 copie
Famous American Plays of the 1940s (1900) — Collaboratore — 236 copie
The Signet Classic Book of Southern Short Stories (1991) — Collaboratore — 121 copie
The Literature of the American South: A Norton Anthology (1997) — Collaboratore — 98 copie
Who Do You Think You Are?: Stories of Friends and Enemies (1993) — Collaboratore — 94 copie
Best American Plays: Third Series, 1945-1951 (1952) — Collaboratore — 69 copie
200 Years of Great American Short Stories (1975) — Collaboratore — 69 copie
55 Short Stories from The New Yorker, 1940 to 1950 (1949) — Collaboratore — 60 copie
Art of Fiction (1967) — Collaboratore — 51 copie
O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1943 (1943) — Collaboratore — 49 copie
Point of Departure (1967) — Collaboratore — 48 copie
The Seasons of Women: An Anthology (1995) — Collaboratore — 46 copie
50 Best Plays of the American Theatre [4-volume set] (1969) — Collaboratore — 33 copie
Mothers and Daughters: An Anthology (1998) — Collaboratore — 33 copie
Hey-How for Halloween! (1974) — Collaboratore — 30 copie
The Second Penguin Book of Modern Women's Short Stories (1997) — Collaboratore — 27 copie
Vogue's First Reader (1942) — Collaboratore — 27 copie
Great Short Stories of the World (1965) — Collaboratore — 26 copie
The Best American Short Stories 1964 (1964) — Collaboratore — 25 copie
Reflections in a Golden Eye [1967 film] (1967) — Original novel — 24 copie
Studies in Fiction (1965) — Collaboratore — 22 copie
Eight Short Novels (1967) — Collaboratore — 22 copie
The Best American Short Stories 1944 (1944) — Collaboratore — 18 copie
Twentieth-Century American Short Stories: An Anthology (1975) — Collaboratore — 17 copie
Story to Anti-Story (1979) — Collaboratore — 13 copie
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter [1968 film] (1968) — Original book — 11 copie
Great Tales of City Dwellers (1955) — Collaboratore — 8 copie
Best modern short stories (1965) — Collaboratore — 8 copie
The Short Story & You (1987) — Collaboratore — 7 copie
The Member of the Wedding [1952 film] (1952) — Original novel — 7 copie
The Ballad of the Sad Café [1991 film] (1991) — Original book — 6 copie
20th Century American Short Stories, Volume 2 — Collaboratore — 3 copie
Twelve short novels (1976) — Collaboratore — 3 copie
Enjoying Stories (1987) — Collaboratore — 2 copie
The Ethnic Image in Modern American Literature, 1900-1950 (1984) — Collaboratore — 1 copia

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Informazioni generali

Nome legale
Smith, Lula Carson (born)
Data di nascita
1917-02-19
Data di morte
1967-12-29
Luogo di sepoltura
Oak Hill Cemetery, Nyack (Rockland County) New York (Rockland County)
Sesso
female
Nazionalità
VS
Luogo di nascita
Columbus, Georgia, USA
Luogo di morte
Nyack, New York, USA
Causa della morte
brain hemorrhage
Luogo di residenza
New York, New York, USA
Istruzione
Columbia University
Washington Square College
Attività lavorative
novelist
short-story writer
playwright
Relazioni
McCullers, Reeves (husband)
Smith, Margarita G. (sister)
Organizzazioni
American Academy of Arts and Letters (1952)
February House
Yaddo
Bread Loaf Writers' Conference
Premi e riconoscimenti
Georgia Women of Achievement (1994)
American Academy of Arts and Letters Academy Award (Literature ∙ 1943)
Georgia Writers Hall of Fame
Breve biografia
Carson McCullers reinvented herself after leaving home at age 17 to study at the Juilliard School of Music in Manhattan. Something happened to make her lose the money and she never attended the school.  Instead, she worked and took night classes at university.  Her published writing began to appear in 1936.  She suffered throughout her life from serious illness, including rheumatic fever and several strokes. By the age of 31, her left side was completely paralyzed.  Her work, usually set in the South of her birth, often focused on people seen as misfits and outcasts.

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Discussioni

GROUP READ: [The Heart is a Lonely Hunter] in 2013 Category Challenge (Settembre 2013)
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter in The Clocks Have All Stopped (Aprile 2012)

Recensioni

Dopo aver finito questo libro, mi pongo ancora una domanda: perché la casa editrice ha cassato quel “and other stories” che compariva nel titolo originale? Aveva forse paura che il lettore italiano capisse che si tratta di una raccolta di storia brevi? Misteri dell'editoria italiana.

Detto questo, l'ho trovata una raccolta di storie sorprendentemente puntuale nel descrivere l'animo umano quando perde qualcosa a cui teneva. Tutti i racconti, infatti, ruotano intorno alla perdita di qualcosa (o di qualcuno): la sensibilità della McCullers mi ha davvero colpita molto, aveva una capacità straordinaria nel tratteggiare persone e situazioni.

In alcuni racconti, colpisce il realismo crudo (come in Dilemma domestico), mentre il altri il gotico del sud ha la prevalenza e compaiono personaggi strampalati (come in La ballata del caffè triste, il racconto più lungo che dà il titolo alla raccolta).
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Statistiche

Opere
86
Opere correlate
57
Utenti
20,375
Popolarità
#1,064
Voto
3.9
Recensioni
450
ISBN
458
Lingue
25
Preferito da
124

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