The Ballad of the Sad Cafe - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)
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The Ballad of the Sad Cafe - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 160 Pages / Published: 29/03/2001
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'Brilliant ... a panorama of a remarkable talent ... McCullers's finest stories' The New York Times

Few writers have expressed loneliness, the need for human understanding and the search for love with such power and poetic sensibility as the American writer Carson McCullers, and The Ballad of the Sad Cafe collects her best-loved novella together with six short stories, published in Penguin Modern Classics.

Miss Amelia Evans, tall, strong and nobody's fool, runs a small-town store. Except for a disastrous marriage that lasted just ten days, she has always lived alone. Then Cousin Lymon appears from nowhere, a strutting hunchback who steals Miss Amelia's heart. Together they transform the store into a lively, popular cafe where the locals come to drink and gossip. But when her rejected and dangerous ex-husband Marvin Macy returns, the result is a bizarre love triangle that brings with it violence, hatred and betrayal. 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.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141183695
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 123 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 9 mm


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Brilliant ... a panorama of a remarkable talent ... McCullers's finest stories * The New York Times *
Unexpectedly moving, grimly amusing, intensely atmospheric * The Times *
The greatest prose writer that the South produced ... She has examined the heart of man with an understanding that no other writer can hope to surpass -- Tennessee Williams
Of all the Southern writers, she is the most apt to endure -- Gore Vidal

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