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The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter


by Carson McCullers

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter Resources


Trust Oprah

Leave it to Oprah to have the best Hunter site on the web. Here, you'll get a comprehensive reader's guide and some really detailed information on McCullers, including her historical context, her famous friends, and her literary influences. Plus, more pictures than you can shake a stick at. Be prepared to spend lots of time here.

The Carson McCullers's Project

This is a fairly minimalist site with information on all of Carson's books, as well as lots of handy links.

Fancy Pants McCullers

Here you can find some cool articles on McCullers, including the low-down on a dinner party she threw where Marilyn Monroe was a guest.

Her Own Center

Check out the official page for the Carson McCullers center at Columbus State University in Columbus, GA, Carson's hometown. The center features a museum and plenty of other cool Carson-related things.

"Lunch with Carson"

Here's a cool article about Carson's epic lunch with Marilyn Monroe and Isak Denisen (the author of Out of Africa), among other things. The author is a big Carson fan, like us, so this is a very fun read.

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter – the Band?

Yep, there's a Texas-based band named after Carson's book. And they're on Facebook.

Movie or TV Productions

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968)

This star-studded gem got numerous awards and nominations, including Oscar nods for Alan Arkin, who played Singer.

Historical Documents

Documenting the American South

This is a great online archive with primary resources on Southern history, culture, and literature. Get to know the world of The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter a little better.

"Carson McCullers's Sure Aim at the Heart of Loneliness"

Here's an interesting Washington Post review of Hunter, published in 2004 as part of a series that takes another look at "forgotten" classics.


Just So Theatrical

Check out this interview with theater guy Doug Hughes, who talks about <em>Hunter</em> as a stage play. Broadway musical, here we come!


Sing It, Reba!

In our opinion, this Reba McEntire song sounds way too upbeat to share a title with McCullers's book, but we'll leave it up to you to decide.

Thievery Corporation

This awesome indie rock group borrows their song's title (with an added contraction) from McCullers' debut book.


Cover Girl

She made the cover of her own book. Not too shabby.

First Edition

Looks like an old-school movie poster, don't you think?

Pensively Pensive McCullers

How's this for a headshot?

Just for Fun

Our author definitely knew how to have some fun.

At Her Typewriter

A young Carson sitting at her typewriter, and not looking overly thrilled at being interrupted.

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