Carson McCullers | Critical Essay by Robert Phillips

This literature criticism consists of approximately 6 pages of analysis & critique of Carson McCullers.
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Critical Essay by Robert Phillips

[If we take Carson McCullers] at her word, and I believe we should, [the] theme of spiritual isolation is the cornerstone to her house of fiction. One of the smallest rooms of that house is the region of her short stories [published in The Mortgaged Heart and The Ballad of the Sad Cafe]…. Certainly all are typical McCullers, with this exception: they are all less likely to be labeled "Gothic" or "grotesque" when compared to her novels. For whatever reason, there is less physical abnormality in the stories. Instead of mutes and dwarfs, what we generally encounter here are people isolated by circumstance rather than physical appearance or malady. Instead of freaks we find an inner freaking-out….

One of the amazing things in considering McCullers is not only how many variations she played upon this theme [of spiritual...

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