The Ballad of the Sad Café


Author: Carson McCullers
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141912405
Category: Fiction
Page: 160
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A classic work that has charmed generations of readers, this collection assembles Carson McCullers's best stories, including her beloved novella "The Ballad of the Sad Café." A haunting tale of a human triangle that culminates in an astonishing brawl, the novella introduces readers to Miss Amelia, a formidable southern woman whose café serves as the town's gathering place. Among other fine works, the collection also includes "Wunderkind," McCullers's first published story written when she was only seventeen about a musical prodigy who suddenly realizes she will not go on to become a great pianist.

The Ballad of the Sad Cafe

Carson McCullers's Novella Adapted to the Stage
Author: Edward Albee,Carson McCullers
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743225317
Category: Drama
Page: 158
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"With Colleen Dewhurst in the lead role of Miss Amelia, Edward Albee's adaptation of Carson McCullers's most famous novella had its Broadway debut at the Martin Beck Theater on October 30, 1963. The play, startlingly frank in its depiction of grotesque people and bizarre situations in the Deep South, drew raves." "This modern Southern Gothic play combines the gifts of McCullers and Albee to give us an unforgettably dark love triangle among Miss Amelia, cafe-owner; her estranged husband Marvin Macy; and her cousin Lymon."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Ballad of the Sad Cafe - Carson Mccullers


Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438113676
Category: Electronic books
Page: 160
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A collection of critical essays on McCullers' fictional work, The ballad of the sad cafe.

Spiritual Isolation in "The Ballad of the Sad Café"


Author: Juliane Hanka
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3638668673
Category:
Page: 60
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Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1.0, Dresden Technical University (Institut fur Anglistik/Amerikanistik), course: Images of the American South, 22 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This paper is going to examine how the southern-born writer Carson McCullers creates the lonely picture of an individual living in hopeless spiritual isolation in a southern town. The South used to be a rural area with its own distinctive culture and a "strong folk tradition, preserved mainly through music and language" (Forkner 91). It will be discussed how this image had to give way to the new reality of the South by the time of the 1940s. It had turned into an interchangeable urbanized society which excluded the individual which did not correspond to southern norms. Furthermore, by analyzing the main characters of The Ballad of the Sad Cafe, the paper points out the unique dreariness of McCullers' visions, looking for reasons in her childhood as well as in her adult life. Focusing on her work The Ballad of the Sad Cafe, the paper underlines that McCullers was always questioning the national identity of 20th century America in general, and the transforming southern society in particular. Further on, it discusses the crucial difference between Carson McCullers' and William Faulkner, who is known as the most recognized writer of her time. By interpreting the novelette The Ballad of the Sad Cafe, the paper is going to highlight the topic McCullers was most concerned about: The spiritual isolation of the individual. An isolation which is deeply rooted within a person who does not fit into the narrow-minded and prefabricated picture of the stereotypical southern society. Finally, my paper emphasizes Carson McCullers' concern with gender and behavioral concepts in the early 20th century, which she turned upside down in order to uncover the artificiality of the southern myth and its rigid moral conceptions.

The play, The ballad of the sad café


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Drama
Page: 150
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The Ballad of the Sad Cafe

And Collected Short Stories
Author: Carson McCullers
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Short stories, American
Page: 117
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Carson McCullers' The Ballad of the Sad Cafe


Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Chelsea House
ISBN: 9780791081259
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 160
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This classic text by Carson McCullers has proven to be one of the most poignant love stories of the 20th century and was made into a major motion picture.

El corazón es un cazador solitario


Author: Carson McCullers
Publisher: Grupo Planeta Spain
ISBN: 8432200484
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Escrita con tan sólo veintitrés años, El corazón es un cazador solitano (The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, 1940) fue la primera novela de Carson McCullers y dio a conocer la magnitud de su talento. Centrada en el ambiente de una pequeña ciudad sureña y en un grupo de personas que —en torno a la figura emblemática del sordomundo John Singer, el personaje más conseguido de esta genial autora— tienen en común la esencial soledad, su marginalidad y el rechazo de una sociedad que les ignora, El corazón es un cazador solitario es ya un clásico de la narrativa contemporánea. Leyendo El corazón es un cazador solitario el lector no puede evitar implicarse con cada uno de sus personajes y vibra ante la experiencia de seguir a Carson McCullers en su viaje por las profundidades del alma humana. Esta pieza maestra justifica sobradamente las palabras que Graham Greene escribió acerca de su autora: «Carson McCullers y quizá William Faulkner son, tras la muerte de D. H. Lawrence, los únicos escritores con una sensibilidad poética original. Prefiero Carson McCullers a William Faulkner porque escribe de modo más claro; la prefiero a D. H. Lawrence porque no tiene mensaje.»

Reloj sin manecillas


Author: Carson McCullers
Publisher: Grupo Planeta (GBS)
ISBN: 8432209449
Category: Education
Page: 288
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La última novela que escribió Carson McCullers relata los destinos cruzados de cuatro memorables personajes, cuyas vidas son fiel reflejo de las injusticias sociales, la soledad espiritual y la naturaleza confusa del amor en el turbador Sur estadounidense de los años cincuenta. Ésta es la historia del viejo juez Fox Clane, encarnación del patriarcal carácter sureño; su nieto adolescente Jester, hijo de un malogrado enemigo de la discriminación racial, y Sherman Pew, un chico negro de ojos azules que ejerce una fascinadora atracción sobre ambos. Junto a ellos se desarrolla el drama personal del farmacéutico J. T. Malone, quien, desahuciado por los médicos, descubre que el verdadero peligro del hombre no es morir sino perderse a sí mismo en vida. Malone, quien, desahuciado por los médicos, descubre que el verdadero peligro del hombre no es morir sino perderse a sí mismo en vida.

El aliento del cielo

Prólogo y comentarios de Rodrigo Fresán
Author: Carson McCullers
Publisher: Grupo Planeta Spain
ISBN: 8432200549
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Carson McCullers transmitió con una maestría insuperable la grandeza y la tragedia del alma humana. Su obra ha seducido a generaciones de lectores, mientras la crítica la encumbraba en el pedestal de los clásicos del siglo xx. El aliento del cielo comprende la totalidad de sus cuentos y sus tres novelas cortas, Reflejos en un ojo dorado, La balada del café triste y Frankie y la boda. - Rodrigo Fresán enriquece esta edición con un revelador retrato de la singularísima vida y la obra de McCullers.

Reflejos en un ojo dorado

Prólogo de Cristina Morales. Epílogo de Tennessee Williams
Author: Carson McCullers
Publisher: Grupo Planeta Spain
ISBN: 8432200522
Category: Fiction
Page: 120
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Tras el éxito obtenido con El corazón es un cazador solitario a la temprana edad de veintitrés años, Carson McCullers escandalizó a la opinión pública americana con Reflejos en un ojo dorado, abordando, en esta su segunda novela, temas como la homosexualidad, la infidelidad o la desolación en el contexto de una intachable institución del ejército americano durante la década de los treinta. Nadie ha dudado jamás, sin embargo, de que es una novela perfecta escrita en estado de gracia. En el ambiente enclaustrado de una base militar, un islote aparte en el mundo, un precipitado de tensiones internas desemboca en una muerte violenta. La prosa rabiosamente lúcida que recorre Reflejos en un ojo dorado, convierte esta novela brutal en mucho más que la historia de un crimen: es un microcosmos, el espejo de los fantasmas interiores que pueblan la mente de los personajes de Carson McCullers, y una de las más acabadas muestras del arte de esta escritora excepcional, que inspiró una ya clásica adaptación cinematográfica dirigida por John Huston, con Marlon Brando y Elizabeth Taylor en los papeles principales. Un título esencial de la narrativa norteamericana contemporánea. La prosa rabiosamente lúcida que recorre Reflejos en un ojo dorado convierte esta novela brutal en mucho más que la historia de un crimen. Una de las más acabadas muestras del arte de esta escritora excepciona. Prólogo de Cristina Morales y epílogo de Tennessee Williams.

Collected Stories of Carson McCullers


Author: Carson McCullers
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 9780547524177
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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In one volume, the complete short fiction of the author of The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, including her two most renowned novellas. Carson McCullers—novelist, dramatist, poet—was at the peak of her powers as a writer of short fiction. Here are nineteen stories that explore her signature themes including loneliness in marriage and the tragicomedy of life in the South. Included in this volume are “The Member of the Wedding” and “The Ballad of the Sad Café,” novellas that Tennessee Williams judged to be “assuredly among the masterpieces of our language.” “McCullers patented the Southern gothic genre that embraces grotesque, morbid characters with such pervading themes as unrequited love and wounded adolescence. Largely set in the South and richly autobiographical, her writings have endured because of their great power and originality.” —Library Journal

Edward Albee

A Research and Production Sourcebook
Author: Barbara Lee Horn
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313311413
Category: Art
Page: 325
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Traces the entire career of the influential and controversial playwright Edward Albee.

Iluminación y fulgor nocturno

autobiografía inacabada
Author: Carson McCullers
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788432208560
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 252
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La balada del café triste

Prólogo de Paulina Flores
Author: Carson McCullers
Publisher: Grupo Planeta Spain
ISBN: 8432200573
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Bajo el título de uno de ellos, La balada del café triste, se agrupan en este libro varios de los relatos más significativos de la singular y sutil narrativa de Carson McCullers, que han accedido ya a la consideración de clásicos de la moderna literatura norteamericana y constituyen incursiones en la silenciosa, secreta y sagrada intimidad del alma de sus personajes. «Wunderkind», «El jockey», «Madame Zilensky y el rey de Finlandia», «El transeúnte», «Dilema doméstico» y «Un árbol. Una roca. Una nube» custodian esta balada de impronta inconfundible en la que la frontera entre la prosa y la poesía se disuelve con maestría. Narrados con un prodigioso sentido de la construcción, los relatos de Carson McCullers alcanzan una resonancia interior que va mucho más allá de su sencilla y directa observación de la realidad. El mundo punzante, desesperanzado y profundamente poético de Carson McCullers constituye, en palabras de Edith Sitwell el legado de «una escritora trascendental». Prólogo de Paulina Flores.

Carson McCullers


Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438119275
Category: Women and literature
Page: 201
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Presents a collection of critical essays on the works of Carson McCullers.

Strange Bodies

Gender and Identity in the Novels of Carson McCullers
Author: Sarah Gleeson-White
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817312676
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 168
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This study adapts Mikhail Bakhtin's theory of the grotesque, as well as gender and psychoanalytic theory, to the major works of the southern writer Carson McCullers. The author argues that McCullers' work has too often suffered under the pall of narrow gothic interpretations.

El mundo novelesco de Carson McCullers

soledad, amor e identidad
Author: Constante González Groba
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788481211672
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 244
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Contours of the Fantastic

Selected Essays from the Eighth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts
Author: Michèle Langford,Michele K. Langford
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313266478
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 232
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This collection of 22 essays originally presented at the Eighth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts contains 7 sections: "Fantasy and Discontinuity," "Theory of National Fantasy--Traditions and Invention," "Fantastic Vision in Children's Literature," "Science Fiction and Fantasy Films," "Fusion, Transfusion, and Transgression in the Fantastic," "The Fantastic and Science," and "The Fantastic World--Space and Time" that address the world of the imaginary, the dream, the uncanny, the paranormal, and all forms of speculative fiction.