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The Lonely Hunter A Biography of Carson McCullers: Carr, Virginia Spencer

The Lonely Hunter A Biography of Carson McCullers

Carr, Virginia Spencer

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ISBN 10: 0385040288 / ISBN 13: 9780385040280
Published by Doubleday, Garden City, 1975
Condition: Good + Hardcover
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8vo. xix, [1], 600pp. Illustrated. Hardcover with gilt title on black cloth spine. White dust jacket with portrait of McCullers and title on front cover. Title on spine. Portrait of author on back dust jacket cover. Nice inscription written to Debbie Neale by author on right front flyleaf. Bookseller Inventory # 5532

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Title: The Lonely Hunter A Biography of Carson ...

Publisher: Doubleday, Garden City

Publication Date: 1975

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good +

Dust Jacket Condition: good +

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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The Lonely Hunter is widely accepted as the standard biography of Carson McCullers. Author of such landmarks of modern American fiction as Reflections in a Golden Eye and The Ballad of the Sad Café, Carson McCullers was the enfant terrible of the literary world of the 1940s and 1950s. Gifted but tormented, vulnerable but exploitative, McCullers led a life that had all the elements―and more―of a tragic novel.

From McCullers's birth in Columbus, Georgia, in 1917 to her death in upstate New York in 1967, The Lonely Hunter thoroughly covers every significant event in, and aspect of, the writer's life: her rise as a young literary sensation; her emotional, artistic, and sexual eccentricities and entanglements; her debilitating illnesses; her travels in America and Europe; and the provenance of her works from their earliest drafts through their book, stage, and film versions.

To research her subject, Virginia Spencer Carr visited all of the important places in McCullers's life, read virtually everything written by or about her, and interviewed hundreds of McCullers's relatives, friends, and enemies. The result is an enduring, distinguished portrait of a brilliant, but deeply troubled, writer.

About the Author:

Virginia Spencer Carr holds 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.

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