The Lonely Hunter: A Biography of Carson McCullers

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Product Details

Price
$35.95
Publisher
University of Georgia Press
Publish Date
Pages
676
Dimensions
6.03 X 1.45 X 9.04 inches | 1.95 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780820325224
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About the Author

VIRGINIA SPENCER CARR held the John B. and Elena Diaz-Verson Amos Distinguished Chair in English at Georgia State University. Her books include Understanding Carson McCullers, Dos Passos: A Life, and a biography of Paul Bowles.

Reviews

Sensitive, balanced, authoritative . . . A work of prodigious research and unblinking honesty--the kind of biography that leaves the reader replete with the sense of having vicariously experienced a life as it was lived.

--New York Times

Fascinating . . . From the pages of The Lonely Hunter emerges the essential spirit of a consequential and controversial American writer.

--New York Times Book Review

Carr's biography is full, sympathetic, and frank. She knows Carson McCullers's life and work inside out.

--Newsweek

Likely to become the definitive biography of McCullers

--Library Journal

Admirable . . . Offers the best picture we are likely to get of an almost incomprehensibly neurotic personality.

--New Yorker
Virginia Spencer Carr's excellent biography of McCullers tracks the young writer's emotional instability at the time of the composition of this second novel [Reflections in a Golden Eye], much of which was written at the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference, itself a literary hotbed of unstable emotions.--Joyce Carol Oates "The New York Review "