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May 24, 2013

The Sad Cafe of Carson McCullers

Carson McCullers   (1917 - 1967)

Carson McCullers (1917 – 1967)

On this day in 1951 Carson McCullers’s The Ballad of the Sad Cafe and Other Works was published. Included in this omnibus edition were most of the pieces upon which her reputation now stands, and the critics used the occasion to confirm McCullers as one of America’s most important contemporary writers, one who gave her regional settings and characters “their Homeric moment in a universal tragedy.”

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