For the first time in one authoritative edition, the collected writings of the celebrated author of The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.
Contains: CARSON McCULLERS: Complete Novels (Library of America #128) The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter / Reflections in a Golden Eye / The Member of the Wedding / The Ballad of the Sad Café / Clock Without Hands
CARSON McCULLERS: Stories, Plays & Other Writings (LOA #287) Complete Stories / The Member of the Wedding (Play) / The Square Root of Wonderful / Essays, Poems, Memoirs
“Of all the Southern writers, she is he most apt to endure. . . . Her genius for prose remains one of the few satisfying achievements of our second-rate culture.” —Gore Vidal
“A genius . . . She knows her own original, fearless, and compassionate mind. What she has, before anything else, is a courageous imagination-one that is bold enough to consider the terrible in human nature without loss of nerve, calm, dignity, or love.” —V. S. Pritchett
“The most impressive aspect of [her work] is the astonishing compassion that enables a white writer, for the first time in Southern fiction, to handle Negro characters with as much ease and justice as those of her own race. This cannot be accounted for stylistically or politically; it seems to stem from an attitude toward life which enables Mrs. McCullers to rise above the pressures of her environment and embrace white and black humanity in one sweep of apprehension and tenderness.” —Richard Wright