Definition of Carson McCullers from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Carson McCullers

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(1917-67) a US writer from the state of Georgia, where most of her novels and short stories were set. She said she wrote about 'spiritual isolation'. The novels included The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1940), Reflection in a Golden Eye (1941), and The Member of the Wedding (1946), which she wrote again as a play in 1950. Her short stories were collected in The Ballad of the Sad Cafe (1951).