The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter | Critical Essay by Lawrence Graver

This literature criticism consists of approximately 18 pages of analysis & critique of The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter.
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Critical Essay by Lawrence Graver

SOURCE: Graver, Lawrence. “Carson McCullers.” In Carson McCullers, pp. 5-20. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1969.

In the following excerpt, Graver asserts that not only is The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter “an admirably complete introduction” to McCullers's themes and subject matter, “but it raises in a complex and provocative way the major critical issues posed by all her important work.”

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...

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