The Ballad of the Sad Cafe: and Other Stories

Paperback | April 5, 2005

byCarson McCullers

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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.

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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...

Carson McCullers (1917-1967) was the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, including The Heart is a Lonely Hunter , The Member of the Wedding , Reflections in a Golden Eye , and Clock Without Hands . Born in Columbus, Georgia, on February 19, 1917, she became a promising pianist and enrolled in the Juilliard School of Mus...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 7.75 × 4.88 × 0.39 inPublished:April 5, 2005Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0618565868

ISBN - 13:9780618565863

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