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by Carson McCullers

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i was expecting more depth here, even from a work of short fiction, possibly because of my love of the heart is a lonely hunter. it felt like there was something missing here, even as i mostly enjoyed the read. there were a few mistakes throughout (saying there were 7 kids and then having only 6 names, things like that) that i found surprising and a little distracting in so short a novella. she's a truly great writer (although i didn't like the awkward opening section and weird last section, or her decision to talk to the reader as she did) but still wanted more from this. that said, it's a really nice look at her style and her themes, especially shared isolation, that she does so well. ( )
  elisa.saphier | Sep 21, 2015 |
I'm torn on this one. I really liked the first story, but the rest did almost nothing for me. ( )
  Lucifey | Jan 10, 2015 |
I'm overwhelmed by McCullers' spelling style and this story. She describs the surroundings rich in details and so vividly that each director wouldn't be able to reproduce it equitably. She inspirits the readers mind to dive into this landscape and the lifes of its protagonists.

Miss Amalia who seems to have a strong personality and is appreciated and redoubtable in equal measure turns out to be a very lonely woman. Therefore she accepts to be mortified by two men. In the beginning it looks like she could be able to turn the tables on them but in the end she gives herself in. Even though there are a lot of people who would like to help her, her ego of independancy won't accept it.

This story makes me pensively because there are still thousands of women who have to endure the violence in a partnership and aren't able to break free. ( )
  Ameise1 | Jan 3, 2015 |
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