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Carson McCullers

Carson McCullers: University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers

LAWRENCE GRAVER
Copyright Date: 1969
Edition: NED - New edition
Pages: 48
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5749/j.ctttsnd5
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    Carson McCullers
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    This long-established pamphlet series has proved invaluable for teachers of American literature in colleges and high schools, librarians, and general readers. “The series as a whole should be standard for undergraduate libraries.” --Choice

    eISBN: 978-0-8166-5306-5
    Subjects: History

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. 1-4)
  2. Carson McCullers
    (pp. 5-45)

    Since carson McCullers’ gifts as a novelist are essentially celebratory and elegiac, it is appropriate that the simple facts of her life should evoke both wonder and melancholy. She was born Lula Carson Smith in Columbus, Georgia, on February 19, 1917, of French Huguenot and Irish ancestry. Lamar Smith, her father, had come a few years earlier from Society Hill, Alabama; her mother, Marguerite Waters, had been born in Dublin, Georgia.

    From an early age, Carson was recognized as an odd, lonely girl of uncommon talents and her parents tried to be especially sensitive to her needs. When, at five,...

  3. Selected Bibliography
    (pp. 46-48)