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Ballad of the Sad Cafe And Other Stories

ISBN-10: 0618565868
ISBN-13: 9780618565863
Edition: 1983
Authors: Carson McCullers
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Description: A classic work that has charmed generations of readers, this collection assembles Carson McCullerss best stories, including her beloved novella "The Ballad of the Sad Café." A haunting tale of a human triangle that culminates in an astonishing  More...

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Book details

List price: $7.95
Copyright year: 1983
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 4/5/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.506

A classic work that has charmed generations of readers, this collection assembles Carson McCullerss 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 towns gathering place. Among other fine works, the collection also includes "Wunderkind," McCullerss 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. Newly reset and available for the first time in a handsome trade paperback edition, The Ballad of the Sad Café is a brilliant study of love and longing from one of the Souths finest writers.

Carson McCullers was born in Columbus, Georgia, on February 19, 1917. She died at age fifty in Nyack, New York, on September 29, 1967. A promising pianist, she had hoped to enroll at the Juilliard School of Music when she was seventeen, but when she arrived in New York, she attended writing classes at Columbia University instead. In December 1936 her first story, "Wunderkind," was published in "Story" magazine. That winter she began work on "The Mute," which would become her enduring masterpiece, "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter."

The Ballad of the Sad Cafe
Wunderkind
The Jockey
Madame Zilensky and the King of Finland
The Sojourner
A Domestic Dilemma
A Tree, A Rock, A Cloud

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