The Ballad of the Sad Cafe

Carson McCullers' Novella Adapted for the Stage

Author: Edward Albee

Publisher: Scribner

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 913

A classic work that has charmed generations of readers, this collection assembles Carson McCullers's best stories, including her beloved novella The Ballad of the Sad Cafe. A haunting tale of a human triangle that culminates in an astonishing brawl, the novella introduces readers to Miss Amelia, a formidable southern woman whose cafe serves as the town's gathering place. Among other fine works, the collection also includes Wunderkind, McCullers's first published story written when she was only seventeen about a musical prodigy who suddenly realizes she will not go on to become a great pianist. Newly reset and available for the first time in a handsome trade paperback edition, The Ballad of the Sad Cafe is a brilliant study of love and longing from one of the South's finest writers.

The Ballad of the Sad Café and Other Stories

Author: Carson McCullers

Publisher: Turtleback Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 152

View: 834

Six stories including "Wunderkind," "A Domestic Dilemma," and "The Sojourner" accompany the novella about shattered dreams in a small Southern town.

The Ballad of the Sad Cafe and Other Stories

Author: Carson McCullers

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 152

View: 514

Six stories including Wunderkind, A Domestic Dilemma, and The Sojourner accompany the novella about shattered dreams in a small Southern town

The Ballad of the Sad Cafe - Carson Mccullers

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Electronic books

Page: 160

View: 481

A collection of critical essays on McCullers' fictional work, The ballad of the sad cafe.

The Ballad of the Sad Café

Author: Carson McCullers

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 960

A classic work that has charmed generations of readers, this collection assembles Carson McCullers's best stories, including her beloved novella "The Ballad of the Sad Café." A haunting tale of a human triangle that culminates in an astonishing brawl, the novella introduces readers to Miss Amelia, a formidable southern woman whose café serves as the town's gathering place. Among other fine works, the collection also includes "Wunderkind," McCullers's first published story written when she was only seventeen about a musical prodigy who suddenly realizes she will not go on to become a great pianist.

The Ballad of the Sad Café

And Other Stories

Author: Carson McCullers

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 162

View: 824

A Southern woman is undone by love and gossip in the classic novella, one of seven stories in this “brilliant…panorama of remarkable talent” (The New York Times). One of the most celebrated and enduringly popular works in Southern literature, this collection assembles Carson McCullers’s best stories, including her beloved novella “The Ballad of the Sad Café.” A haunting tale of love and violence in a small Southern town, the novella introduces readers to Miss Amelia, a formidable woman whose home serves as the town’s gathering place. Among other fine works, the collection also includes McCullers’s first published story, “Wunderkind,” about a musical prodigy who suddenly realizes she will not go on to become a great pianist. First published in 1951, The Ballad of the Sad Café was adapted for the stage by the Edward Albee and later made into a film starring Vanessa Redgrave and Keith Carradine. “McCullers's finest stories.”—The New York Times

Collected Stories

Including the Member of the Wedding and the Ballad of the Sad Cafe

Author: Carson McCullers

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 394

View: 869

This collection of nineteen stories includes "Madame Zilensky and the King of Finland," "The Haunted Boy," "The Member of the Wedding," "The Ballad of the Sad Cafe," several early stories, and other important works

Encyclopedia of Gothic Literature

Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Gothic revival (Literature)

Page: 497

View: 178

Presents an alphabetical reference guide detailing the lives and works of authors associated with Gothic literature.

Genders 23

Bodies of Writing, Bodies in Performance

Author: Thomas C. Foster

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN:

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 338

View: 688

What do narratives by British suffragettes of being forcibly fed have in common with the representation of indigenous women in Canadian police archives? How are literary representations of domestic violence related to the use of silence as a strategy of resistance in African American women's writing? How are modernist fictions of gay male desire connected with ambiguous sexual performances in rock music or with images of Vietnam veterans in American horror movies? What does a narrative of women's participation in Bengali national resistance movements share with an ethnographic study of prostitution in Papua New Guinea? These are the some of the specific questions raised by the essays in this volume, which examines a wide variety of historical and cultural locations where differently sexed, gendered, and racialized bodies have been constructed. More generally, this volume addresses theoretical debates over whether embodiment is best understood through representations or performances. Are bodies written or enacted? The different answers to these questions have important consequences for how we understand the inscription of bodies with systems of power and the possibilities that exist for resisting those systems. [ go to the Genders website ]

Carson McCullers: Stories, Plays & Other Writings (LOA #287)

Complete stories / The Member of the Wedding: A Play / The Sojourner / The Square Root of Wonderful / essays, poems & autobiography

Author: Carson McCullers

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 696

View: 379

A landmark gathering of McCullers’ shorter works, including all her published stories, plays, essays, poems, and an unfinished autobiography Celebrated worldwide for her masterly novels, Carson McCullers was equally accomplished, and equally moving, when writing in shorter forms. This Library of America volume brings together for the first time her twenty extraordinary stories, along with plays, essays, memoirs, and poems. Here are the indelible tales “Madame Zilensky and the King of Finland” and “A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud.” as well as her previously uncollected story about the civil rights movement, “The March”; her award- winning Broadway play The Member of the Wedding and the unpublished teleplay The Sojourner; twenty-two essays; and the revealing unfinished memoir Illumination and Night Glare. This wide-ranging gathering of shorter works reveals new depths and dimensions of the writer whom V. S. Pritchett praised for her “courageous imagination—one that is bold enough to consider the terrible in human nature without loss of nerve, calm, dignity, or love.” LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.

Collected Stories

Author: Carson McCullers

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 394

View: 208

This collection of nineteen stories includes "Madame Zilensky and the King of Finland," "The Haunted Boy," "The Member of the Wedding," "The Ballad of the Sad Cafe," several early stories, and other important works.