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Sad Girl with Tremendous Talent

This woman wrote five novels, two plays, twenty short stories and several other items of literary importance. Her novels include The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Reflection in a Golden Eye, The Member of the Wedding, The Ballad of the Sad Café and A Clock Without Hands.

Do You Know Who She Is?

A quote to help: "I live with the people I create and it has always made my essential loneliness less keen."


Blogger ParisLondres said...

Carson McCullers.

Hope you are well.


11:18 AM

Blogger mireille said...

Thank you for being the WINNER, N!!! I just love that picture of her ... she died in her thirties, I think, after having suffered strokes that resulted in her left side being paralyzed -- what a talent, though. xoxo

4:03 PM

Blogger NowSmellThis said...

Drat, I'm too late! One of my favorite authors.

4:24 PM

Blogger Bela said...

Have you seen the rather nice adaptation of The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, with Alan Arkin? I'm ashamed to say I've never read her novels. I knew it was her, though. *slinks away*

4:59 PM

Blogger actonbell said...

I'm ashamed, too, that I haven't gotten around to her novels--I do own one, though! It won't read itself, will it? That's a good picture! Thanks for reminding me.

3:35 AM

Blogger WinterWheat said...

She's none other than my favorite writer (okay, ONE of them). :-)

One thing I love about her work is that she truly understood the idea that love is blind. Her heroes and heroines have wandering eyes, hunchbacks, and bowed legs. One of her most beautiful short stories is called "A Domestic Dilemma," about a SAHM with a drinking problem. I think she was just over 20 when she wrote it. The story reveals an understanding of love that goes way beyond her years.

6:29 AM

Blogger Kate said...

She's one of my favs too. I think of The Ballad of the Sad Cafe" all the time. I often think of this quote:

"It is for this reason that most of us would rather love than be loved. Almost everyone wants to be the lover. And the curt truth is that, in a deep secret way, the state of being beloved is intolerable to many. The beloved fears and hates the lover, and with the best of reasons. For the lover is forever trying to strip bare the beloved."

11:14 AM

Blogger Tom & Icy said...

Thanks. We're gonna read some of those! We looked her up McCullers writings. Sounds interesting.

11:26 AM

Blogger cjblue said...

As always, M, you give me something to think about and look for. A new and exciting way to enrich my life.

Thanks for that.

11:54 AM

Blogger Tan Lucy Pez said...

Carson McCullers. I loved "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter."

6:21 PM


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