Saturday, October 14, 2006

Carson McCullers

Carson McCullers, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. I don't know how I managed to miss this book for all these years. Just beautiful: simple, moving, exquisite. The central figure is left an enigma. None of the people fulfill their potentials, their strivings. Life just wears on and leaves them behind. It's a sad story, but not wrenching - it just leaves you with a heartache.

1 comment:

rosie said...

I think petering heart ache is more honest then tragedy. It seems like there's too much drama to preserve if you're actually to live out a tragic life.