The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Nancy B. Rich

This literature criticism consists of approximately 19 pages of analysis & critique of The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter.
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Critical Essay by Nancy B. Rich

SOURCE: Rich, Nancy B. “The ‘Ironic Parable of Fascism’ in The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter.Southern Literary Journal 9, no. 2 (spring 1977): 108-23.

In the following essay, Rich investigates the role of politics in The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter and perceives the novel as a political parable.

Although Carson McCullers referred to her novel, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, as “an ironic parable of Fascism,” critics have not taken her statement seriously,1 either because it seems too general a reference to the social and economic conditions of the novel or because it appears too restrictive in terms of the theme of isolation.2 Considerable evidence, however, suggests the probability that politics was a motivating factor in the genesis of the novel and that the parable is a key...

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