The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter

The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter

Audiobook CD - 2004
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Carson McCullers was all of twenty-three when she published her first novel, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter. She became an overnight literary sensation, and soon such authors as Tennessee Williams were calling her "the greatest prose writer that the South [has] produced." Available now for the first time on audio from Caedmon and HarperAudio, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter tells an unforgettable tale of moral isolation in a small southern mill town in the 1930s.

Richard Wright was astonished by McCullers's ability "to rise above the pressures of her environment and embrace white and black humanity in one sweep of apprehension and tenderness." Hers is a humanity that touches all who come to her work, whether for the first time or, as so many do, time and time again. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter is Carson McCullers at her most compassionate, most enduring best.

Performed by Cherry Jones

Publisher: New York : Caedmon, p2004, c1967
ISBN: 9780060764869
Characteristics: 12 compact disc (13 1/2 hrs.) :,digital, stereo. ;,4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Jones, Cherry 1956-


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May 07, 2018

This book is very well-written with believable characters whose lives interact in interesting ways. Overall I liked the book even though it is very depressing, giving a realistic portrait of poverty and racism. I could do without the long speeches by the drunk and the doctor, but still thought it to be worth the read (or listen, in my case).

Apr 18, 2014

Chapter one reminded me of a handful of Flannery O?Connor stories strung together and stripped of substance. Whereas O?Connor?s characters attack your conscience from their inception, McCullers?s characters are a little shy around readers. Let them develop and you might decide that the lineage points in the other direction.

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