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The Mortgaged Heart

The Mortgaged Heart Carson McCullers (Estate)
Pub date 1971
Original publisher Houghton Mifflin (US)
International publishers Editions Stock (France), Diogenes (Germany), Seix Barral (Spain)

Few writers have expressed the search for love and the need for human understanding with such power and poetic sensibility as Carson McCullers. The Mortgaged Heart contains some of the landmarks in the literary career that would see her become one of the twentieth century’s great American writers: Wunderkind, her first published story, The Mute, her outline of what was to become her great first novel The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, as well as her haunting poetry, and essays and articles on subjects ranging from her neighbourhood of Brooklyn to life in wartime, from Christmas to the art of writing.

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