The Ballad of the Sad Cafe
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Few writers have expressed loneliness, the need for human understanding and the search for love with such power and poetic sensibility as the American writer Carson McCullers. The Ballad of the Sad Cafe is her masterpiece: an unruly, bittersweet novella concerning the most unlikely of love triangles.
‘The greatest prose writer that the South produced … She has examined the heart of man with an understanding that no other writer can hope to surpass’ – Tennessee Williams
Unexpectedly moving, grimly amusing, intensely atmospheric * The Times * Of all the Southern writers, she is the most apt to endure * Gore Vidal * Brilliant ... a panorama of a remarkable talent ... McCullers's finest story * The New York Times *
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