Carson Mccullers : The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter, And The Ballad Of The Sad Cafe

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Carson McCullers was a famous American author with interesting works such as The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, The Member of the Wedding, and The Ballad of the Sad Cafe. This paper will cover her early life, works as an author, and the toll of her adulthood leading all the way to her death. As an author, Carson had to overcome many challenges in her daily life, however, she was not recognized as an extraordinary author until after her death. What made her become recognizable, is the fact that she used “physical deformities” and “grotesque” descriptions along with characters in her books. This all begins with her events as a child, forming her into the quality author she is known for today. Born on February 19, 1917, originally Lula Carson before changing it, in Columbus, Georgia, Carson was born to jewelry store owners. When Carson was a child, she did not aspire to be an author, she aspired to be a pianist. This started at age ten, but this dream did not last long, due to her illness that suddenly sprung up and ruined her music lessons. This illness was known as rheumatic fever, but even this sudden turn of events could not keep her away from going to New york even after she was diagnosed, to continue on her journey to be a pianist. She planned on once she arrived in New York City that she would learn to express herself by studying the intellectual talents of the piano more in depth at Juilliard School of Music. Her dream never took off in New York City, however, due to her…

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