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Carlos Dews: The Life and Work of Carson McCullers

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Carson McCullers was an American novelist, short story writer, playwright, essayist, and poet. Her first novel, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, explores the spiritual isolation of misfits and outcasts in a small town of the U.S. South. Her other novels have similar themes and most are set in the deep South.

The Centre for Stories is pleased to present Carlos Dews, editor of McCullers’s unfinished autobiography, Illumination and Night Glare (1997) and the Complete Works of Carson McCullers. Visiting from Italy, Carlos Dews will talk about his passionate interest in McCullers’s work and his strong connection with her inspiring life and her frequent struggles. He will also talk about the editing process and his ongoing work in making sure McCullers’s literary legacy is secure and her work accessible to a wide audience. This special event will be sure to enlighten and inspire editors, readers and lovers of literature.

Carlos Dews is and editor and the founding director of the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians at Columbus State University and founding president of the Carson McCullers Society.  He is also Professor of English at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy, where he also directs the Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation. 


‘There's nothing that makes you so aware of the improvisation of human existence as a song unfinished. Or an old address book.’ Carson McCullers


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