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  • Carson McCullers
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  • 12 June 2020
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The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter review Ó 3 free read Ô eBook or Kindle ePUB î Carson McCullers Up an angry drunkard a frustrated black doctor each pours their heart out to Singer their silent confidant and he in turn changes their disenchanted lives in ways they could never imagi. Each year I attempt to participate in classics bingo in the group catching up on classics This year so far so good I gave a lot of thought as to which classic book I wanted to use for my classic of North America suare There are a few authors that come to mind as classic American authors where each piece of literature written by them reads like a story being told on one s front porch The names Hemingway and Steinbeck first come to my mind along with that of Carson McCullers Distinctly southern and writing about the human condition during the era in which she lived Carson McCullers is a literary treasure My mother owns the complete set of her writing in one volume and I have previously read Member of a Wedding which was a gem It comes as little surprise then that I selected McCullers definitive work The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter for my classic of North America suare this year as her work comes straight from the heart and is a joy to readI can not say much about The Heart is a Lonely Hunter that has not been written before Taking place in a Georgia mill town during the Great Depression McCullers writes of the trials and travails that occurred during that time The town could have been her own and the female protagonist Mick Kelly could been McCullers when she was younger She speaks out about racism fascism the rights of the disabled as well as the depression through the alternating chapters told through the eyes of her archetypal protagonists Singer Biff Brannon Jake Blount Doctor Benedict Copeland and Mick Kelly Readers find a woman ahead of her time in that she views blacks Jews whites men and women as euals and this was during the 1930s Perhaps the fact that McCullers was all of twenty three years of age when she wrote this timeless novel speaks to her views of society in that her generation did not emerge as leaders until the later 1940s when people did start to speak out against racism and lack of rights for women Published in 1940 McCullers work was slightly ahead of its time and most likely eye opening for manyWith blacks and whites Jews and gentiles unmarried men and women sharing dialogue in the south McCullers work is refreshing for this era as well as the country has become as polarized as it was during the times of separate but eual Each of her protagonists had much to say about society and each had a plan as to how to better themselves and the world that they lived in The world needs people like Doctor Copeland Biff Brannon Jake Blount Singer and Mick Kelly Yet they are a thing of the past and many of their inclusive views with them The literary world also needs writers like Carson McCullers who spoke her mind from a young age Her work remains as timeless as ever and her Georgia mill town an archetype for forward thinking people Carson McCullers work should be viewed as North American classic writing and I look forward to reading of it in the coming year5 timeless stars Fair Trade? Its Prospects As a Poverty Solution reads like a story being told on one s front porch The names Hemingway and Steinbeck first come to my mind along with that of Carson McCullers Distinctly southern and writing about the human condition during the era in which she lived Carson McCullers is a literary treasure My mother owns the complete set of her writing in one volume and I have previously The Furry Trap read Member of a Wedding which was a gem It comes as little surprise then that I selected McCullers definitive work The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter for my classic of North America suare this year as her work comes straight from the heart and is a joy to The Last Night of Ballyhoo Atlanta Trilogy #2 readI can not say much about The Heart is a Lonely Hunter that has not been written before Taking place in a Georgia mill town during the Great Depression McCullers writes of the trials and travails that occurred during that time The town could have been her own and the female protagonist Mick Kelly could been McCullers when she was younger She speaks out about The Devil of Rancho Diablo racism fascism the The Longest Line Broadway's Most Singular Sensation A Chorus Line rights of the disabled as well as the depression through the alternating chapters told through the eyes of her archetypal protagonists Singer Biff Brannon Jake Blount Doctor Benedict Copeland and Mick Kelly Readers find a woman ahead of her time in that she views blacks Jews whites men and women as euals and this was during the 1930s Perhaps the fact that McCullers was all of twenty three years of age when she wrote this timeless novel speaks to her views of society in that her generation did not emerge as leaders until the later 1940s when people did start to speak out against Tree Spirited Woman racism and lack of A Better Man rights for women Published in 1940 McCullers work was slightly ahead of its time and most likely eye opening for manyWith blacks and whites Jews and gentiles unmarried men and women sharing dialogue in the south McCullers work is Smoke and Mirrors Short Fiction and Illusions refreshing for this era as well as the country has become as polarized as it was during the times of separate but eual Each of her protagonists had much to say about society and each had a plan as to how to better themselves and the world that they lived in The world needs people like Doctor Copeland Biff Brannon Jake Blount Singer and Mick Kelly Yet they are a thing of the past and many of their inclusive views with them The literary world also needs writers like Carson McCullers who spoke her mind from a young age Her work Court of Twilight Forbidden Magic Book 3 remains as timeless as ever and her Georgia mill town an archetype for forward thinking people Carson McCullers work should be viewed as North American classic writing and I look forward to Double Persephone reading of it in the coming year5 timeless stars

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The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter review Ó 3 free read Ô eBook or Kindle ePUB î Carson McCullers Ger a lonely deaf mute and a disparate group of people who are drawn towards his kind sympathetic nature The owner of the café where Singer eats every day a young girl desperate to grow. ROCK AND ROLLIt turns out that Miss McCullers did most of her great writing most of her entire writing before she was 30 Rock and roll After 30 she was too busy having ghastly illnesses and marrying the same guy three or four times and dodging invitations to a suicide pact from the guy she married all those times So when she was 22 I ask you she wrote this first novel which is a stone American classic I had heretofore thought that absorbing a ton of influences and developing a uniue voice all by the age of 22 had only been done by LennonMcCartney Bob Dylan and Aubrey Beardsley but Miss McCullers performs this remarkable feat too Her surefootedness and precision are fantastic I m so much in awe that I feel sick to my stomachMETAPHORS FOR GOD WHICH IS A METAPHOR ALREADY Onto the book itself The inexorable gravitational pull of the metaphor in all our verbal dealings is something I have mentioned before so that even someone like Raymond Carver s ironed flat tell it like it is bargain basement prose still spins in stories like So Much Water So Close to Home or A Small Good Thing brilliant metaphorical explorations of the various uncomfortable truths he shoves our way the ignored corpse the tasteless birthday cake Perhaps we no longer love overly obvious metaphors Little Red Riding Hood then again perhaps we do The Titanic But they re very useful when you try to talk about God in fact it s impossible to talk about God non metaphorically insofar as God is Himself a metaphor Fictionmakers love God metaphors last year we had Ron Currie s disappointing God is Dead a few years back we had the smart Jim Carey movie The Truman Show further back we have other movies like Whistle Down the Wind and Theorem In The Heart is a Lonely Hunter John Singer the deaf mute the blank slate the man who everyone talks to but who talks to nobody stands for God People pour out their dreams fears hopes onto him and he scribbles the odd bland sentence in reply and they think he understands all and knows all In fact and here s Miss McCullers audacious vicious twist John Singer is himself completely obsessed with another deaf mute who he thinks of as almost Godlike but who in fact is a fat greedy imbecile confined to a mental asylum If we follow the metaphor along not too fancifully I think we find that Antonapoulos the idiot therefore represents the human race with which GodSinger is fatally poignantly uselessly obsessed Antonapoulos will never get well and was a sad mistake to begin with so what does that say about the rest of us chickens Not muchBRIEF ACTS OF APPALLING VIOLENCE Miss McCullers doesn t belabour this central conceit too much and she also throws in a ton of local knowledge but without smacking you upside the head every time like Annie Proulx does And although this is a slow old read at times a lot of doing nothing punctuated by brief acts of appalling violence is this what the American South is like her sad sweet song of humanity is as beautiful a tune as I ve heard all year After Long Silence roll After 30 she was too busy having ghastly illnesses and marrying the same guy three or four times and dodging invitations to a suicide pact from the guy she married all those times So when she was 22 I ask you she wrote this first novel which is a stone American classic I had heretofore thought that absorbing a ton of influences and developing a uniue voice all by the age of 22 had only been done by LennonMcCartney Bob Dylan and Aubrey Beardsley but Miss McCullers performs this Little Boy remarkable feat too Her surefootedness and precision are fantastic I m so much in awe that I feel sick to my stomachMETAPHORS FOR GOD WHICH IS A METAPHOR ALREADY Onto the book itself The inexorable gravitational pull of the metaphor in all our verbal dealings is something I have mentioned before so that even someone like Raymond Carver s ironed flat tell it like it is bargain basement prose still spins in stories like So Much Water So Close to Home or A Small Good Thing brilliant metaphorical explorations of the various uncomfortable truths he shoves our way the ignored corpse the tasteless birthday cake Perhaps we no longer love overly obvious metaphors Little Red Riding Hood then again perhaps we do The Titanic But they The Wonder of Birds re very useful when you try to talk about God in fact it s impossible to talk about God non metaphorically insofar as God is Himself a metaphor Fictionmakers love God metaphors last year we had Ron Currie s disappointing God is Dead a few years back we had the smart Jim Carey movie The Truman Show further back we have other movies like Whistle Down the Wind and Theorem In The Heart is a Lonely Hunter John Singer the deaf mute the blank slate the man who everyone talks to but who talks to nobody stands for God People pour out their dreams fears hopes onto him and he scribbles the odd bland sentence in Fair Trade? Its Prospects as a Poverty Solution reply and they think he understands all and knows all In fact and here s Miss McCullers audacious vicious twist John Singer is himself completely obsessed with another deaf mute who he thinks of as almost Godlike but who in fact is a fat greedy imbecile confined to a mental asylum If we follow the metaphor along not too fancifully I think we find that Antonapoulos the idiot therefore Fair Trade? Its Prospects As a Poverty Solution represents the human The Furry Trap race with which GodSinger is fatally poignantly uselessly obsessed Antonapoulos will never get well and was a sad mistake to begin with so what does that say about the The Last Night of Ballyhoo Atlanta Trilogy #2 rest of us chickens Not muchBRIEF ACTS OF APPALLING VIOLENCE Miss McCullers doesn t belabour this central conceit too much and she also throws in a ton of local knowledge but without smacking you upside the head every time like Annie Proulx does And although this is a slow old The Devil of Rancho Diablo read at times a lot of doing nothing punctuated by brief acts of appalling violence is this what the American South is like her sad sweet song of humanity is as beautiful a tune as I ve heard all year

free read Ô eBook or Kindle ePUB î Carson McCullers

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter review Ó 3 free read Ô eBook or Kindle ePUB î Carson McCullers Carson McCullers’ prodigious first novel was published to instant acclaim when she was just twenty three Set in a small town in the middle of the deep South it is the story of John Sin. The heart is a lonely hunter and it can break in many different ways Mine broke several times while reading this stunning document of American life What a rich and multifaceted story and what a perfect complement to other giants of American storytelling of that era Just in the beginning I saw traces of Steinbeck most notably of his Cannery Row and Sweet Thursday in the small town talk and the slightly comical marital scenes But the tone uickly grew darker and when African American life was introduced and put into contrast with the poor white characters deeply rooted issues of racism prejudice exploitation and segregation took overI thought I would claim one of the most heartbreaking scenes to be the naive prayer of an old coloured person whose hope in Jesus reflects the evil of racist society and its dominating gods perfectly I say to Him Jesus Christ us is all sad coloured peoples And then he will place His holy hand upon our heads and straightway us will be white as cotton My heart broke for that desperate old person whose religion is tainted by the hopeless situation of white supremacy both in the spiritual and physical world But it turned out to be a minor issue in the complex community of lonely heartsMy heart broke for the man who tries to change the lives of coloured people in his neighbourhood exchanging belief in Jesus for belief in Marxism and seeing the dogma of socialism as the natural conclusion of the teachings of Jesus He reminded me of the confused characters in Wise Blood who get rid of their aggressive religion only to create another anti creed while mirroring their previous behaviour exactly They have been trained to accept an authoritarian dogma even if they drop their supernatural faith in gods Religious at heart they have to follow a strong leader There is no freedom of thought But even though the socialist idea contains respect and hope for a better future for African Americans as well as for the poor masses of workers in general that concept of life is bound to fail as well in a world that worships and perpetuates white power and corporate domination of capital My heart broke when a disillusioned socialist explains the brainwashing that takes place within society to make exploited victims of corporate thinking believe in American freedom while rattling their chains But it has taken a hell of a lot of lies to keep them from knowing he summarises But still he chooses to fight his African American counterpart instead of joining forces for real change Each one according to his own lonely heart and creedTrying to obtain justice in such a society can only lead to violence and continued abuse as a heartbroken father experiences first hand when he tries to enter a white court to demand justice for his son crippled for life in a prisonMy heart broke when I read about the gratuitous violence against the young coloured men and their lifelong suffering as a result They have no voice to cry out for justice and their fate is that of an Invisible Man in Ellison s definition they can t be seen because nobody wants to see them BLACK LIVES MATTER one feels like yelling taking a knee for change after a long history of abuse But we all know what power answers when one tries to make one s voice heard Money and exclusive club behaviour speak louder than justice StillMy heart broke because of the inhumane suffering of poor children in a society that doesn t care about healthcare education and safety Where children are allowed to recklessly carry weapons at the age of 7 there will be accidents that destroy several families There is no statistical research needed to prove that general availability of guns has a negative effect on innocent people When a child hurts another child with a firearm both end up victims of an absurd interpretation of the rights of man to protect themselvesMy heart broke for the young girl who dreams of becoming a pianist but whose fate it is to live and suffer a poor girl s life Nella Larsen s uicksand comes to mind a life spent dreaming without ever actually having a chance to follow one s heartMy heart broke for the deaf mute man around whom the other characters circle like the spokes in a wheel People in his surroundings treat him like a god because his muteness allows them to give him the ualities they wish him to have I bow to Carson McCullers for that perfect definition of a god mute and therefore adaptable to our personal private imagination Only the mute s obese and egocentric fellow mute friend can t find anything godlike in him of course and he suffers as a result The heart is a strange hunter as well Some hearts are too broken to be mended after allMy heart broke because the contrast between fascism and democracy is as vividly tangible to me in our present times as it was to the characters in 1940 witnessing the rise of Hitler in Europe When a young Jewish boy explains to his own horror that he was a fascist before he knew what Hitler did to Jews it echoes what lures young impressionable people to accept and worship the power of a populist narcissist You know all the pictures of the people our age in Europe marching and singing songs and keeping step together I used to think that was wonderful All of them pledged to each other and with one leader All of them with the same ideals and marching in step together The wish for unity in sameness is strong in religious and ideological communities around the world at all times but occasionally it takes control of a whole generation as in the 1930s The scary revelation to the boy himself is the fact that it works so well He concludes that there is no time for personal ambition as long as fascism reigns in Germany It is democracy against dictatorship and all other issues are paling beside the great struggle of the timeMy heart broke because it is true but at the same time it is not All the other characters still fight their own fights against racism sexism poverty and prejudice Life is too complicated for us to grasp even when we are living it in a small town in America powerless and helplessly alone with our pounding heartsThe heart is a lonely hunter but we can share our heartfelt stories and hopefully develop some compassion for the hearts of others learning to treat them with care and respect For they keep pounding even when they are broken It just hurts as hell Tread softly because you tread on my dreams