The Mortgaged Heart By Carson McCullers


The Mortgaged Heart By (author) Carson McCullers ISBN:9780140081954

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Few writers have expressed the search for love and the need for human understanding with such power and poetic sensibility as Carson McCullers. Th Mortgaged Heart contains some of the landmarks in the literary careers that would see her become one of the twentieth century’s great American writers- ‘Wunderkind’, her first published story, ‘The Mute’, her outline of what was to become her great first novel The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, as well as her haunting poetry and essays and articles on subjects ranging from her neighbourhood of Brooklyn to life in wartime, from Christmas to the art of writing.

‘A kind of literary biography. . . one sees the style and perception developing and expressing a unique sensibility’ – Paul Theroux, Guardian

The Mortgaged Heart By (author) Carson McCullers ISBN:9780140081954


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Weight 234 g
Dimensions 19 × 129 × 199 mm
About the Author

Carson McCullers was born at Columbus, Georgia, in 1917. She was always a delicate person and as a young adult she began to suffer from strokes, and by the age of thirty-one she was paralysed down her left side. For a while she could only use one finger to type, and for years before her death could not sit at a desk to work. In 1938 she married James Reeves McCullers, a corporal in the US army. The marriage was not a success and they divorced. They did, however, keep in touch and subsequently remarried, separating finally in 1953; he later committed suicide. She was established as a writer by the time she reached her twenties but it was not until she published The Heart is a Lonely Hunter at the age of twenty-three, that she won widespread recognition. Her other works include Reflections in a Golden Eye (1941), The Member of the Wedding (1946; winner of the 1950 New York Critics Award, also staged as a play in London), The Ballad of the Sad Cafe (1951), The Square Root of Wonderful (1958), a play, Clock Without Hands (1961), Sweet as a Pickle, Clean as a Pig (1964) and The Mortgaged Heart (published posthumously in 1972). She was a Guggenheim Fellow in 1942-3 and again in 1946, and received an award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1945; she was also a Fellow of the Academy. She lived in Nyac



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