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An acclaimed twentieth-century American author in the Southern Gothic genre, she is best known for The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1940) and The Member of the Wedding (1946). Her other works include The Ballad of the Sad Café (1951) and Clock Without Hands (1961).
She left her native Georgia at age seventeen with plans to study piano at the Juilliard School in New York City. However, a bout of rheumatic fever forced her return to the South and re-focused her attention from music to writing.
Reflecting her own tumultuous life, her novels frequently depict characters’ lonely inner lives.
How did Carson McCullers die?
As a result of the heart damage sustained, McCullers suffered from strokes that began in her youth. She lived the last twenty years of her life in Nyack, New York, where she died on September 29, 1967, at the age of 50, after a brain hemorrhage.
|Cause of death||Stroke|
|Age of death||50 years|
|Birthday||February 19, 1917|
|Death date||September 29, 1967|
|Place of death||Nyack, New York, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|
"I live with the people I create and it has always made my essential loneliness less keen."Carson McCullers
"The theme is the theme of humiliation, which is the square root of sin, as opposed to the freedom from humiliation, and love, which is the square root of wonderful."Carson McCullers
"The mind is like a richly woven tapestry in which the colors are distilled from the experiences of the senses, and the design drawn from the convolutions of the intellect."Carson McCullers
"There's nothing that makes you so aware of the improvisation of human existence as a song unfinished. Or an old address book."Carson McCullers