Carson McCullers' The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter : isolation and self-fulfillment

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Christopher Michael Smith (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Robert Stephens

Abstract: In this paper, I approach Mrs. McCullers' The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter through a close reading of the text. One can consider the novel as social commentary, as representative of the rather loose genre of Southern gothic writing, or as an expression of psychological or theological theory; but I contend that the novel has a carefully worked out structural and thematic form which allows one to discuss the book on Its own terms with the need of no other "tools" of criticism than a careful eye for the techniques used by the author.

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Language: English
Date: 1968
McCullers, Carson, $d 1917-1967 $x Criticism and interpretation
Self in literature
Individuality in literature

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