Wunderkind

Wunderkind Writing about outcasts dreamers and misfits in the Deep South Carson McCullers was acclaimed for her sympathetic depictions of loneliness the need for understanding and the search for love These fo

  • Title: Wunderkind
  • Author: Carson McCullers
  • ISBN: 9780141196121
  • Page: 397
  • Format: Paperback
  • Writing about outcasts, dreamers and misfits in the Deep South, Carson McCullers was acclaimed for her sympathetic depictions of loneliness, the need for understanding and the search for love These four masterly stories of eccentrics, failed prodigies, injustice and hope, written when she was in her twenties, explore the human condition with humour and pathos This book iWriting about outcasts, dreamers and misfits in the Deep South, Carson McCullers was acclaimed for her sympathetic depictions of loneliness, the need for understanding and the search for love These four masterly stories of eccentrics, failed prodigies, injustice and hope, written when she was in her twenties, explore the human condition with humour and pathos This book includes Wunderkind , The Jockey , Madame Zilensky and the King of Finland , A Tree, A Rock and A Cloud.

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    1. I liked this little collection of Carson McCullers's stories for the most part, but honestly I don't think this was a great place to start for me. I enjoyed McCullers's writing style, and her ideas for stories were very unique and had a cast of interesting, quirky characters, but the plots for the most part I found a little dull. I'm looking forward to getting into some of her novels though.

    2. A small high-quality selection of short stories. Loneliness is the recurring theme that all others are filtered through. There is anger, fear and love too amongst the effortlessly evoked southern settings. 'Madame Zilensky and the King Of Finland' was the stand out for me and 'A Tree, A Rock and A Cloud' aches beautifully.

    3. Peopled by an assortment of harried, lost, ethereal, and absorbed characters, a cast of musicians, jockeys, drunks, and children, McCullers four short stories in this collection are at once thoughtful as they are neat and bittersweet. The stories exhort the reader to feel the human breadth that exists in the parochial and even the smallest of towns, and act as a healthy reminder that wonder exists in every nook and cranny, if only we care to look with the right and sympathetic eyes.

    4. The first two werent my piece of cake but I quite liked the second two, and I really liked McCullers' writing style.

    5. Four short stories. Wunderkind, The Jockey, Madame Zilensky and the King of Finland and A Tree, a Rock, a Cloud. An amazing collection of well crafted short stories about loneliness, anger and hope. I think we all know someone with the characteristics of Madame Zilensky who embellish their lives unknowingly with fantasy or exaggerations. The last story about love lost and making sense of it was enthralling.

    6. I picked this little volume up as an introduction to Carson McCullers' writing. Since I had never previously read her works I had no idea what to expect, other than that her writing is considered to be of the "Southern Gothic" genre.The first two stories "Wunderkind" and "The Jockey" were very simply and precisely written. I felt as if I had been plopped down into someone's world for a few minutes and plucked back out again, feeling a little baffled at the ambiguous and unresolved endings of the [...]

    7. I had never read any Carson McCullers before these, so I was really pleasantly surprised by how great they were. There's a lot of humor to these without being absurd, especially in how the peculiarities of the character come out.

    8. I'm not usually a fan of short stories, and the ones in this collection were very, very short, but I absolutely loved them. McCullers introduced the characters in such a way that I immediately felt drawn into the stories and each stood alone perfectly. Lovely.

    9. A grand little collection of short stories. McCullers is great at portraying characters in discomfort and there are many of those herein. The standout piece is 'The Jockey'.

    10. Well-written, but very depressing? Good taste of McCullers' writing style, I want to read more by her, just not this collection again.

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