Review: Carson McCullers’ “The Ballad of the Sad Café”

by writereaderly

carson mccullers ballad of the sad cafeA collection of short stories and the title novella, which was simply excellent. The Ballad tells of rugged Miss Amelia, her love for the hunch-backed Cousin Lymon, and how her no-good husband Marvin Macy returns from the penitentiary and steals the Cousin’s love away. Sparse and powerful, the novella is a small epic. The other stories are also commendable, if unremarkable. Happy to read McCullers again, looking forward to more.

Where it came from: Opshop
Time and manner of reading:
Well-suckered-in gallery and book-ended bed reads
Where it went: MOD
Reminds me of/that:
Who I’d recommend it to:
Most fiction lovers
Also reading: Rabbit #4; How to Read a Poem by Edward Hirsch; The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon; Being Alive edited by Neil Astley; Delaunay by Hajo Duchting