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The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter Lesson Plan

Relationship to Other Books

Other works by Carson McCullers include the novels Reflections in a Golden Eye (1941), The Member of the Wedding (1946), and the 1951 novella The Ballad of the Sad Cafe. For a biography of Carson McCullers, see Virginia Spencer Carr, The Lonely Hunter, 1975.

For further reading in the "Southern Gothic" genre from the early 20th century, consider William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury (1929), Light in August (1932), and Absolom, Absolom, Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird (1960) and Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire (1947).

Other prominent works of literary fiction focusing on the African American experience in the United States include Alice Walker's The Color Purple (...

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