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Carr, Virginia Spencer

Overview
Works: 43 works in 161 publications in 2 languages and 6,986 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Short stories  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Anecdotes  Poetry  Exhibition catalogs  Bibliography‡vExhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Correspondent
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Most widely held works about Virginia Spencer Carr
 
Most widely held works by Virginia Spencer Carr
The lonely hunter : a biography of Carson McCullers by Virginia Spencer Carr( Book )

51 editions published between 1975 and 2007 in English and Japanese and held by 2,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Lonely Hunter is widely accepted as the standard biography of Carson McCullers. Author of such landmarks of modern American fiction as Reflections in a Golden Eye and The Ballad of the Sad Cafe, Carson McCullers was the enfant terrible of the literary world of the 1940s and 1950s. Gifted but tormented, vulnerable but exploitative, McCullers led a life that had all the elements - and more - of a tragic novel."--Jacket
Collected stories : including The member of the wedding and the ballad of the sad café by Carson McCullers( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and held by 1,403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of twenty-one stories by Carson McCullers, including The member of the wedding and The ballad of the sad cafe
Dos Passos : a life by Virginia Spencer Carr( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He rose from a childhood as the illegitimate son of a financial titan to become the man Sartre called "the greatest writer of our time." A progressive writer who turned his passions into the groundbreaking U.S.A. trilogy, John Dos Passos later embraced conservative causes. At the height of his career he was considered a peer of Hemingway and Fitzgerald, yet he died in obscurity in 1970. Award-winning biographer Virginia Spencer Carr examines the contradictions of Dos Passos's life with an in-depth study of the man. Using the writer's letters and journals, and with assistance from the Dos Passos family, Carr reconstructs an epic life, one of literary acclaim and bitter obscurity, restless wandering and happy marriage, friendship with Edmund Wilson and feuds with Hemingway. First published to acclaim in 1984, Dos Passos remains the definitive personal portrait of the author
Understanding Carson McCullers by Virginia Spencer Carr( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Updated with a discussion of recent scholarship, Understanding Carson McCullers provides a balanced introductory study of the Georgia-born novelist's major fiction and the reasons for her extraordinary and lasting acclaim. Carson McCullers was deemed the "find of the decade" when she appeared on the literary scene at the age of twenty-three and is best remembered for her celebrated novels The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter and The Member of the Wedding. Through Virginia Spencer Carr's insightful discussion and analysis of these and lesser-known works, McCullers is shown here as more than a southern writer, more than a lesbian novelist. McCullers emerges as a complex and multifaceted artist not yet fully comprehended and deserving of more contemplative study."--Jacket
Paul Bowles : a life by Virginia Spencer Carr( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paul Bowles - novelist, composer, expatriate, rebel, and bisexual - is one of the most compelling and mythologized figures in twentieth-century American culture. Born in 1910, Bowles grew up in Jamaica, New York, a precocious child who could read by the age of three and was writing stories within the year. At eighteen, he embarked on an artistic journey that led him all over the world. Remarkably gifted, Bowles entered the vibrant art and literary world of the late 1920s and early '30s as a poet and composer. He studied music with composer Aaron Copland and was a friend of Gertrude Stein, W.H. Auden, Carson McCullers, Gore Vidal, Truman Capote, Ned Rorem, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Stephen Spender, and Christopher Isherwood (who named his character Sally Bowles after him.) Over the course of his career he composed scores for films and innumerable plays, including many works by Tennessee Williams and Orson Welles. It wasn't until after he married Jane Auer that he began writing fiction: The Delicate Prey, The Spider's House, Let It Come Down, and The Sheltering Sky, which he wrote after moving to Tangier in 1947, and which was immediately hailed as a classic." "It is Bowles's flamboyant life that most fascinates people - his friendships, his appetites, his controversial marriage, his leftist politics, his voluntary exile to Morocco, and his stature as a countercultural and gay icon. Through ten years of research, thirteen trips to Bowles's home in Tangier, extensive interviews with some two hundred of Bowles's acquaintances, and her own intimate relationship with Bowles, who died in 1999, Virginia Spencer Carr has gathered a wealth of information about Bowles."--Jacket
Flowering Judas and other stories by Katherine Anne Porter( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This casebook on "Flowering Judas" addresses Porter's ambivalence surrounding her roles as woman and artist and also attests to the profound influence of Mexico upon her work
Paul Bowles by his friends by Paul Bowles( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's good weather for fudge : conversing with Carson McCullers by Sue Brannan Walker( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In It's Good Weather for Fudge: Conversing with Carson McCullers, Sue Walker imagines a friendship and conversation with McCullers as they share memories of two women growing up in the Deep South, McCullers in Georgia and Walker in Alabama. The past becomes the present in this poem that ranges from love and war to sickness and health, fudge and friendship. Its many allusions to the life and works of Carson McCullers make it a kind of poetic biography."--Jacket
Paul Bowles, 1910-1999 : catalog of an exhibition August 22, 2000-December 20, 2000 : Special Collections, Hugh M. Morris Library by University of Delaware( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to The heart is a lonely hunter by Carson McCullers : audio guide by Dan Stone( Recording )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introductory discussion of the book, not a complete reading
"Flowering Judas" : Katherine Ann Porter( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "immense complexity of love" in the short fiction of Carson McCullers by Virginia Spencer Carr( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carson McCullers and the search for meaning by Virginia Spencer Carr( )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Dos Passos : a life by Virginia Spencer Carr( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flowering Judas : a casebook( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kodoku na kariudo : kāson makkarāzu den( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in Japanese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected stories by Carson McCullers( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of nineteen stories includes "Madame Zilensky and the King of Finland," "The Haunted Boy," "The Member of the Wedding," "The Ballad of the Sad Cafe," several early stories, and other important works
Carson in Columbus : McCullers, the lonely hunter( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oral history documentary about Columbus, Georgia author Carson McCullers, including her background, her influences, and the Columbus, Georgia, locations and settings used in her works
The philosophy of the imperfect in the poetry of Robert Browning from 1833-1855 by Virginia Spencer Carr( )

1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Carson McCullers by Virginia Spencer Carr( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Collected stories : including The member of the wedding and the ballad of the sad caféDos Passos : a lifeUnderstanding Carson McCullersPaul Bowles : a lifeFlowering Judas and other storiesIt's good weather for fudge : conversing with Carson McCullers"Flowering Judas" : Katherine Ann PorterFlowering Judas : a casebookCollected stories
Alternative Names
Carr, Virginia S.

Spencer Carr, Virginia

Spencer Carr, Virginia 1929-

Spencer, Virginia Claire

Virginia Spencer Carr Amerikaans auteur (1929-2012)

Virginia Spencer Carr US-amerikanische Literaturwissenschaftlerin

ویرجینیا اسپنسر کار نویسنده آمریکایی

カー, ヴァージニア・スペンサー

Languages
English (135)

Japanese (3)