Iluminación y fulgor nocturno: Prólogo de Elena Poniatowska

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La memoria de un tiempo convertido en ficción. Escrita al dictado meses antes de morir con tan sólo cincuenta años de edad. Saltándose todas las pautas cronológicas de una autobiografía al uso, McCullers sigue el curso espontáneo de las asociaciones de ideas de un soliloquio confidencial. Por deseo expreso de la autora, se incluye el epistolario que durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial mantuvo con su marido, Reeves McCullers. Con prólogo de Elena Poniatowska.
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Nació en Columbus, Georgia, en 1917, y murió en Nueva York, en 1967, de un ataque al corazón, a la temprana edad de cincuenta años. Su producción narrativa, publicada íntegramente en Seix Barral, comprende los siguientes títulos: El corazón es un cazador solitario (1940; Seix Barral, 1989), convertido inmediatamente en un clásico de la novela contemporánea, Reflejos en un ojo dorado (1941; Seix Barral, 1958), Frankie y la boda (1946; Seix Barral, 1960), La balada del café triste (1951; Seix Barral, 1958) y Reloj sin manecillas (1961; Seix Barral, 1963). Póstumamente ha aparecido su autobiografía, Iluminación y fulgor nocturno (1999; Seix Barral, 2001). «El mudo» y otros textos (Seix Barral, 2007), publicado en la colección Únicos, incluye el esbozo de «El mudo» —primer título que recibió El corazón es un cazador solitario— y ensayos sobre literatura. Está considerada, junto a William Faulkner, como una de las mejores representantes de la narrativa del Sur de Estados Unidos.

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Publisher
Seix Barral
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Published on
Jun 6, 2017
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Pages
302
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ISBN
9788432232756
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Language
Spanish
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / Literary
Fiction / General
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Carson McCullers
Carson McCullers
With the publication of her first novel, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Carson McCullers, all of twenty-three, became a literary sensation. With its profound sense of moral isolation and its compassionate glimpses into its characters' inner lives, the novel is considered McCullers' finest work, an enduring masterpiece first published by Houghton Mifflin in 1940. At its center is the deaf-mute John Singer, who becomes the confidant for various types of misfits in a Georgia mill town during the 1930s. Each one yearns for escape from small town life. When Singer's mute companion goes insane, Singer moves into the Kelly house, where Mick Kelly, the book's heroine (and loosely based on McCullers), finds solace in her music. Wonderfully attuned to the spiritual isolation that underlies the human condition, and with a deft sense for racial tensions in the South, McCullers spins a haunting, unforgettable story that gives voice to the rejected, the forgotten, and the mistreated—and, through Mick Kelly, gives voice to the quiet, intensely personal search for beauty.

Richard Wright praised Carson McCullers for her ability "to rise above the pressures of her environment and embrace white and black humanity in one sweep of apprehension and tenderness." She writes "with a sweep and certainty that are overwhelming," said the New York Times. McCullers became an overnight literary sensation, but her novel has endured, just as timely and powerful today as when it was first published. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter is Carson McCullers at her most compassionate, endearing best.
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