Mcculler's The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter

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American literature is the literature written or produced in the United States and its receding colonies and it is, as a whole, the written literary work, of the new England colonies which were the center of early American literature. American drama won the international acclaim. In the 1920s and 1930s, with the works of Eugene O’Neil, who won four Pulitzer prizes and the Noble prize. During the Middle of the 20th century, American drama was popularized by the works of eminent playwright Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller, as well as by the maturation of the American music. American literature is a branch of English literature and independent subject and it speaks about the American society composed of different races and ethnicities.…show more content…
south. At the age of 23, and writing in the Southern Gothic or perhaps southern realist traditions McCullers completed her first novel. The title The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter was suggested by McCullers’ editor and was taken from a Fiona Macleod poem called ”The Lonely Hunter”. Later, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter was adapted as a film with the same title in 1968 with Alan Arkin in the lead role. In 1940, McCullers received an enormous amount of critical praise and commercial success with her first novel, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. This novel is known for its best concept and theme and beauty of the story. McCullers’ musical sensibility shapes the entire structure of The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. The novel has the most positive and optimistic characters. In her outline for The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, McCullers announces that the novel deals with the theme of man’s revolt against his own inner isolation and his urge to express himself as fully as is possible. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter is symbolic and Mrs. McCullers has called it “the story of Fascism,” presenting “the spiritual rather than the political side of that phenomenon,”…show more content…
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter is an interesting novel to read about a time in which there was racial problem and the ways they healed themselves through music. The ending is depressing, but it teaches us about human emotion. The novel’s central focus is on a deaf-mute who finds himself the sounding board for four members of a small Georgia town, a restaurant owner, a political activist, an African American doctor and a teen-age girl. Through their stories, the characters reveal their frustrations, their loneliness and their isolation from those around them. According to Richard M. Cook, the final impression conveyed by the novel is one of tragic waste, which is the natural outcome come of a disillusioned society. When ‘The Heart is a Lonely Hunter’ was receiving literary attention and while her career was taking off, McCullers was going through a different time personally. Divorced from the husband in 1941, McCullers had mixed result with her second novel, “Reflection in a Golden Eye” (1941). This novel, published in 1941, was more provocative than her first novel and continuing her exploration of loneliness and isolation. It was also adapted as a film with the
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