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The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

by Carson McCullers

The dimensions of a work of art are seldom realized by the author until the work is accomplished.

Other Books about McCullers

  • Carr, Virginia Spencer. The Lonely Hunter: A Biography of Carson McCullers. 1975. New York: Carroll & Graf, 1985.
  • Savigneau, Josyane. Carson McCullers: A Life. 1995. Trans. Joan E. Howard. Wilmington, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 2001.
  • Tippins, Sherill. February House. 2005. New York: Mariner Books, 2006.
If you liked The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, you might also enjoy:
  • Katharine Anne Porter's Pale Horse, Pale Rider, 1939
  • Richard Wright's Native Son, 1940
  • Alan Paton's Cry, the Beloved Country, 1948
  • Dorothy Allison's Bastard Out of Carolina, 1992
If you'd like to read other works of Southern fiction, you might enjoy:
  • William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury, 1929
  • Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, 1960
  • Flannery O'Connor's The Complete Stories, 1971
  • Olive Ann Burns's Cold Sassy Tree, 1984


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