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*'''Exceptional Lives'''
 
*'''Exceptional Lives'''
 
**McCullers lived a bohemian life in mid-Twentieth-Century America, traveling widely despite disability, exploring sexuality, and mingling with creative characters of all stripes.   
 
**McCullers lived a bohemian life in mid-Twentieth-Century America, traveling widely despite disability, exploring sexuality, and mingling with creative characters of all stripes.   
**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?irrepressible+the+jazz+age '''Irrepressible: The Jazz Age Life of Henrietta Bingham'''], by Emily Bingham
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***[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?irrepressible+the+jazz+age '''Irrepressible: The Jazz Age Life of Henrietta Bingham'''], by Emily Bingham
**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?queer+south '''The Queer South: LGBTQ Writers on the American South'''], edited by Douglas Ray
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***[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?queer+south '''The Queer South: LGBTQ Writers on the American South'''], edited by Douglas Ray
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**Doctor Copeland is an African American doctor in the book, serving his community and simultaneously hopeful for and despairing of his family.  If around today, he might be interested in the following.
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***[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?black+man+in+a+white+coat '''Black Man in a White Coat: a Doctor's Reflections on Race and Medicine'''], by Damon Tweedy, M.D.
  
 
*'''The Time Period of the Lonely Hunter'''
 
*'''The Time Period of the Lonely Hunter'''
 
**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?dancing+in+the+dark+a+cultural+history '''Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression'''], by Morris Dickstein
 
**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?dancing+in+the+dark+a+cultural+history '''Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression'''], by Morris Dickstein
 
**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?daily+life+in+the+united+states '''Daily Life in the United States, 1920-1940'''], by David E. Kyvig
 
**[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?daily+life+in+the+united+states '''Daily Life in the United States, 1920-1940'''], by David E. Kyvig
 
 
  
 
==Movies and Music==
 
==Movies and Music==

Revision as of 21:47, 13 January 2016

Article in Themes and Big Read categories.

The Big Read, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, is designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture. The Big Read brings together partners from across the country to encourage citizens to read for pleasure and enlightenment. JMRL invites all book lovers in Central Virginia to join The Big Read throughout March 2016. Read and discuss The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers and participate in programs about the book, its themes, and its author.

We've selected a list of books, movies, and music in the JMRL collection that will inspire further exploration and enhance your reading. There is a printable version of the adult list. Find more resources and discussion questions for this book in the Big Read Reader’s Guide.


About the Author


Works by Carson McCullers


Related Reading - Fiction

Southern Gothic and others: McCullers’ Contemporaries

Modern Southern Novels with Similar Themes

Southern Traditions - Small Towns, Race Relations, The Depression, and More

Related Reading - Nonfiction

Movies and Music

Film Adaptations of McCullers’ Work

Other Films

  • Land of Silence and Darkness (1971) – Themes of isolation and communication come to the forefront in this documentary which examines the life of Fini Straubinger, a blind and deaf woman who dedicated her life to helping others with the same affliction.

Classical Music

  • Mick is influenced by the music of Mozart and Beethoven in the book.
  • McCullers was also deeply interested in music, and was friends with the composer Benjamin Britten.

Books for Teens

Deaf Culture


Books for Youth

Picture Books

Chapter Books

Nonfiction