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The Ballad of the Sad Cafe, Carson McCullers


This short novella is absolutely kooky…yet SO intriguing. The narrative primarily focuses on the character of  Miss Amelia Evans: a tough, hard-working, lonesome woman who owns a store and sells liquor to her town. 209 palabras más

Emma Clarke

The Ballad of the Sad Cafe - by Carson McCullers

For one of my book clubs last month, I chose a short, classic story for those who didn’t want to read the 800+ page book that one of the other hostesses had picked out – Carson McCullers… 325 palabras más


Powerful Story

“If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are gone, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing.”
Carson McCullers

“Green wind from the green-gold branches, what is the song you bring? 

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Carson McCullers - Reflections in a Golden Eye (1941) review

“He had a sad penchant for becoming enamoured of his wife’s lovers.”

“In his heart, the Captain knew that this hatred, passionate as love, would be with him all the remaining days of his life.” 922 palabras más

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Mentorship v. Making Your Own Way

Image by MARJAINEZ for Rookie

Last week I wrote a piece for Rookie about how to spot a mentor but it also ended up being about making your own way, no matter if you have to whole world listening or not (all you need is a few loyal friends). 262 palabras más

Carson McCullers: The Ballad of the Sad Café

The dictionary defines a ballad as “any light, simple song, especially one of sentimental or romantic character, having two or more stanzas all sung to the same melody.” While there is no singing in this novella and the story is anything but simple, I find the title fitting. 458 palabras más


Book Review: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

Full disclosure: I did not finish reading Carson McCullers’ The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter. I got exactly halfway through before I decided it was just not worth my time to finish reading it. 287 palabras más

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