Carson McCullers Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Husband, Famous Books, Net Worth

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Carson McCullers (Lula Carson Smith)

Last Updated: 27 Mar, 2024 | Views: 495

Age: 50

Profession: Author

Other Profession(s): NoveList

Famous For: The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter (1940)

Higher Education: Graduated

Carson McCullers Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
19 Feb, 1917 (50 Years 07 Months 10 Days)

Birth Country
United States

Birth State/Province

Birth District

Birth Sign



Died on
29 Sep, 1967

Cause of Death

Carson McCullers Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):
Carson McCullers was born on February 19, 1917, and died on September 29, 1967. She wrote novels, short stories, plays, essays, and poetry. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1940) explores the spiritual isolation of misfits and outcasts in a small Southern town. The Deep South is a common theme in many of her other novels. McCullers's work is often described as Southern Gothic and reflects her roots in the South. Her writing and eccentric characters are also described as universal by critics. Stage and film adaptations of her stories have been produced. She made a successful Broadway run with a stage adaptation of The Member of the Wedding (1946), which tells the story of a young girl at her brother's wedding.
Carson McCullers Career:
• Carson McCullers graduated from Columbus High School. Her goal was to study piano at the Juilliard School of Music when she left home in September 1934 at 17. 

• Carson McCullers literary agent in 1938 and intermittently after that was Maxim Lieber. McCullers published her first debut novel, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, at 23.
Carson McCullers Criticism:
• McCullers's style is often categorized as Southern Gothic since she writes mostly about eccentric characters suffering from loneliness. During a conversation with the Irish critic and writer Terence de Vere White, McCullers said, "Writing, for me, is a search for God." Critics have detected tragicomic or political elements in her work.

• Graham-Bertolini and Kayser's Carson McCullers in the Twenty-First Century (2016) is the most recent scholarly collection on her work.
Carson McCullers Death:
Her life was plagued by a variety of illnesses and alcoholism throughout. She developed rheumatic heart disease at 15 as a result of rheumatic fever. McCullers suffered strokes in her youth as a result of the heart damage. She passed away at age 50 from a brain hemorrhage after spending the last 20 years of her life in Nyack, New York. She is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Carson McCullers Unknown Facts:
• Carson McCullers' work gained recognition beyond the United States. She traveled extensively in Europe and was well-received there. She was one of the most prominent authors of the 20th century.
• Carson McCullers' contributions to literature remain relevant today. She explores themes of identity, loneliness, and human relationships in her work. The unique voice and masterful storytelling of McCullers have influenced subsequent generations of writers.

Carson McCullers Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 170 cm
In Meters 1.70 m
In Feet & Inches 5'7"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 54 kg
In Pounds 119 Ibs

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Hair Color

Carson McCullers Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Lamar Smith

Mother's Name
Vera Waters

Reeves McCullers, Reeves McCullers

Lamar, Jr.

Margarita G. Smith



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