Mentioned as a favourite writer in Morrissey's April 2023 interview with Fiona Dodwell:
"I love novelists such as William Makepeace Thakeray, but you have to be in a certain armchair to probe through. I also love Carson McCullers … The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter … the title must always say more than the actual book itself."
- The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter
- The Member Of The Wedding
- In Conversation With Morrissey - Gabfest (April 3, 2023)
Carson McCullers (February 19, 1917 – September 29, 1967) was an American novelist, short-story writer, playwright, essayist, and poet. Her first novel, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1940), explores the spiritual isolation of misfits and outcasts in a small town of the Southern United States. Her other novels have similar themes and most are set in the Deep South. McCullers's work is often described as Southern Gothic and indicative of her Southern roots. Critics also describe her writing and eccentric characters as universal in scope. Her stories have been adapted to stage and film. A stage adaptation of her novel The Member of the Wedding (1946), which captures a young girl's feelings at her brother's wedding, made a successful Broadway run in 1950–51.
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