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CARSON MCCULLERS: ASTUTE AND UNACKNOWLEDGED PHILOSOPHER OF LOVE

CARSON MCCULLERS: ASTUTE AND UNACKNOWLEDGED PHILOSOPHER OF LOVE

Tennessee Williams, in “Some Words Before,” a preface to Virginia Spencer Carr’s definitive biography, The Lonely Hunter said Carson McCullers had the “tongue of angels,” and this gave her the power to sing the lonely heart and make it an anthem. Since music and love are primary considerations in her work, let us add that McCullers is an astute and unacknowledged philosopher of love, one whose wisdom and understanding preceded…

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