The Member of the Wedding

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Bantam Books, 1973 - 153 Seiten
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When she was only twenty-three Carson McCuller's first novel "The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter, created a literary sensation. She is very special, once of American's superlative writers who conjures up a vision of existence as terrible as it is real, who takes us on shattering voyages into the depths of the spiritual isolation that underlies the human condition. "Rarely has emotional turbulence been so delicately conveyed," said "The New York Times of Carson McCullers's achingly real novel about Frankie Addams, a bored twelve-year-old madly jealous of her brother's impending marriage. Frankie was afraid of the dark and envious of the older girls. But as F. Jasmine, in a pink dress, she looked sixteen. No longer a child, she accepted a date with a red-haired soldier and purchased a sophisticated gown for the wedding. F. Jasmine had plans.

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This book tells the story of a 12-year-old girl, Frankie, and how she spends one particular summer. “She feels alone and isolated.” “She belonged to no club and was a member of nothing in the world ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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A peculiar novel that has a hot and sticky second half which is book-ended by sides that burn like cement under the noon sun, they glitter like glass. Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Part Two
44
Part Three
134
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Über den Autor (1973)

Carson McCullers was born in Columbus, Georgia, on February 19, 1917. She died at age fifty in Nyack, New York, on September 29, 1967. A promising pianist, she had hoped to enroll at the Juilliard School of Music when she was seventeen, but when she arrived in New York, she attended writing classes at Columbia University instead. In December 1936 her first story, "Wunderkind," was published in "Story" magazine. That winter she began work on "The Mute," which would become her enduring masterpiece, "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter.

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