The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullersAn alternate-cover edition for this ISBN can be found here.
The novel that became an award-winning play and a major motion picture and that has charmed generations of readers, Carson McCullers’s classic The Member of the Wedding is now available in small- format trade paperback for the first time. Here is the story of the inimitable twelve-year-old Frankie, who is utterly, hopelessly bored with life until she hears about her older brother’s wedding. Bolstered by lively conversations with her house servant, Berenice, and her six-year-old male cousin — not to mention her own unbridled imagination — Frankie takes on an overly active role in the wedding, hoping even to go, uninvited, on the honeymoon, so deep is her desire to be the member of something larger, more accepting than herself. “A marvelous study of the agony of adolescence” (Detroit Free Press), The Member of the Wedding showcases Carson McCullers at her most sensitive, astute, and lasting best.
The Member of the Wedding by Carson McCullers (1946)
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Sixty-five years later, no other American director has created a female coming-of-age film that compares to it in casual profundity and insight. They mostly just hang out in the kitchen of a drab middle-class home at the tail end of a long, hot summer, yet the film soars on the alternately fierce and tender interplay of these brilliantly drawn characters. The Member of the Wedding caught the zeitgeist as a best-selling novel and a surprise smash play with the same principal cast as the movie, directed on Broadway by Harold Clurman in For years, the only way you could get a home video copy of his Member of the Wedding was in a DVD box dedicated to the work of its producer, Stanley Kramer, who was often overly possessive about movies other men directed. Those who discover the film on its new Twilight Time Blu-ray will savor its robust period flavor and astonishing pertinence. Frankie had become an unjoined person and she was afraid.
Tom Cox: Despite the author's small canvas, her portrayal of an awkward, outcast and overambitious innocence has a perfectionist's touch.
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McCullers adapted her novel of the same name into a play that was a smash onstage and later a hit film. Though the play is available in collections, if you're looking for a standalone edition, this one's dandy. The Member of the Wedding : A Play. Carson McCullers. With compassion, veracity and wit, in The Member of the Wedding Carson McCullers depicts the intrinsically enmeshed lives of whites and blacks in the American South. Julie Harris became a star playing the awkward, twelve-year-old tomboy Frankie Adams, who falls deeply in love with her older brother and his fiance. Exhilarated by her naive conviction that being a member of their wedding means she will become what she calls the "we of me," Frankie is devastated when she learns she is not invited on the honeymoon.
C arson McCullers only wrote four novels, but that's hardly surprisingly; outside writing, she had a fair bit to contend with. She contracted rheumatic fever at 15 and then suffered two severe strokes before reaching 30, which left her paralysed in her left arm. In her 40s, she had operations on her arm and wrist, underwent a mastectomy and broke her hip; in , at the age of 50, she died. Her love life was no less turbulent. She married Reeves McCullers in , divorced him in , then remarried him four years later, after he was severely injured in the battle of Normandy. In , he tried to persuade her to join him in a suicide pact; when she refused, he killed himself anyway.
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