Author : Carson McCullers
Translator : Sook Seo
Publisher : Si Kong Sa
454 pages / 210*135mm
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About This Book
With the publication of her first novel, THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER, Carson
McCullers, all of twenty-three, became a literary sensation. With its profound
sense of moral isolation and its compassionate glimpses into its characters'
inner lives, the novel is considered McCullers' finest work, an enduring
masterpiece first published by Houghton Mifflin in 1940. At its center is the
deaf-mute John Singer, who becomes the confidant for various types of misfits in
a Georgia mill town during the 1930s. Each one yearns for escape from small town
life. When Singer's mute companion goes insane, Singer moves into the Kelly
house, where Mick Kelly, the book's heroine (and loosely based on McCullers),
finds solace in her music. Wonderfully attuned to the spiritual isolation that
underlies the human condition, and with a deft sense for racial tensions in the
South, McCullers spins a haunting, unforgettable story that gives voice to the
rejected, the forgotten, and the mistreated -- and, through Mick Kelly, gives
voice to the quiet, intensely personal search for beauty. Richard Wright praised
Carson McCullers for her ability "to rise above the pressures of her environment
and embrace white and black humanity in one sweep of apprehension and
tenderness." She writes "with a sweep and certainty that are overwhelming," said
the NEW YORK TIMES. McCullers became an overnight literary sensation, but her
novel has endured, just as timely and powerful today as when it was first
published. THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER is Carson McCullers at her most
compassionate, endearing best.
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