Yes... McCullers is famous for writing her classic novel"”
and one that Bukowski admired"”The Heart Is A Lonely
Hunter, set in the magic of the US South. Like Virginia
Woolf, who I also happen to admire, Carson wrote despite
her chronic and severe health problems"”she had numerous
strokes starting at an early age"”and both writers died before
their time but not without leaving behind some enduring works.
i found "The Member of the Wedding" at my library, which i started last night. beautiful poetic style - reminds me a little of Truman Capote. bit of a dark edge to it that reminds me of someone else i've read, but can't think who.
so i finished the novel the other day, she's such a fluid writer - really draws you in with her vivid descriptions. i'm normally a very fast reader, but i found myself lingering over this book. i remembered the other novel this reminded me of: Nick Cave's "The Ass Said to the Angel" (not sure if i got the title right). "The Member of the Wedding" has a really dark undertone - i kept expecting really awful things to happen; in Nick Cave's book the darkness is much more explicit, but both novels evoked the same feeling in me.
i'm almost finished with "Reflections in a Golden Eye", which is pretty good.
oprah actually has good taste in books ;)
she's done John Steinbeck, Anna Karenina, House of Sand and Fog, and quite a few other books. she's a bit of a cock, but she's definitely boosted book sales for some worthy authors.