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10 thoughts on “The Member of the Wedding

  1. says:

    As my reading tastes expand, I attempt to read books by women authors from across the globe, both contemporary and classic My reading journey until now had never included the work of Carson McCullers, even though my mother has been urging me to read her books for years When a few friends from the reading for pleasure group said that they were doing a buddy read of McCullers Member of a Wedding, I was pushed to join them While not as highly regarded as her definitive work The Heart is a Lonel As my reading tastes expand, I attempt to read books by women authors from across the globe, both contemporary and classic My reading journey until now had never included the work of Carson McCullers, even though my mother has been urging me to read her books for years When a few friends from the reading for pleasure group said that they were doing a buddy read of McCullers Member of a Wedding, I was pushed to join them While not as hig...


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    Audiobook.narrated by Susan SarandonListening to Susan Sarandon was as delicious a cuppa warm hot cocoa with baby marshmallows her voice was comforting soothing cozy The Heart is The Lonely Hunter is one of my favorite books and movie..It was wonderful to enjoy Carson McCullers writing again.This is a beautiful and sad story told through the eyes of a 12 year old girl who doesn t feel as if she fits right in her own skin She wishes to belong to a couple after their wedding F Audiobook.narrated by Susan SarandonListening to Susan Sarandon was as delicious a cuppa warm hot cocoa with baby marshmallows her voice was comforting soothing cozy The Heart is The Lonely Hunter is one of my favorite books and movie..It was wonderful to enjoy Carson McCullers writing again.This is a beautiful and sad story told through the eyes of a 12 year old girl w...


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    Carson McCuller s The Member of the Wedding is my unrequited love story in my stable of hos those lyrically intimate classical works I ve read that stayed with me because they were confiders of sorts, someones I could go to and find some sort of explanation inside, a relating that wasthan good enough of itself And I get my belt when they don t put out for me I don t wanna say cathartic because this book isn t like that It s often uncomfortably painful in the don t wanna be reminded Carson McCuller s The Member of the Wedding is my unrequited love story in my stable of hos those lyrically intimate classical works I ve read that stayed with me because they were confiders of sorts, someones I could go to and find some sort of explanation inside, a relating that wasthan good enough of itself And I get my belt when they don t put out for me I don t wanna say cathartic because this book isn t like that It s often u...


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    She was afraid of these things that made her suddenly wonder who she was, and what she was going to be in the world, and why she was standing at that minute, seeing a light, or listening, or staring up into the sky alone.I read a lot about loneliness Overwhelmingly, the books that I gravitate towards seem to have at least some thread of loneliness But thisthis didn t just deal with loneliness, this was trying to explain absolute aloneness That completely exposed and silent and almost pani She was afraid of these things that made her suddenly wonder who she was, and what she was going to be in the world, and why she was standing at that minute, seeing a light, or listening, or staring up into the sky alone.I read a lot abou...


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    Have you ever picked up a book you are certain you have read before and found that nothing feels familiar on reading it again Of course the first time I read it was for a college course in 1967 so there may be a valid reason aside from lost brain cellssimple time or perhaps short cuts for class But when I reached almost the very end of the book, one plot point did seem familiar and now my doubts about truly having read it are gone.As for the book itself, Frankie F Jasmine Frances is a wo Have you ever picked up a book you are certain you have read before and found that nothing feels familiar on reading it again Of course the firs...


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    I d imagine the word universal gets thrown around a lot in regards to this work The temptation of it is exactly why I am excising it from my vocabulary, for even the small amount of literature I ve read in the culverts of unacknowledged canon were enough to show the lie of the word I find an immense amount of resonance in this work, resonance structured on a foundation of tokenism, sentimentality, and other measures of self willed isolation commonly shared with other white people works of u I d imagine the word universal gets thrown around a lot in regards to this work The temptation of it is exactly why I am excising it from my vocabulary, for even the small amount of literature I ve read in the culverts of unacknowledged canon were enough to show the lie of the word I find an immense amount of resonance in this work, resonance structured on a foundation of tokenism, sentimentality, and other measures of self willed isolation commonly shared with other white people works of universal meaning I do not claim that works such as Cities of Salt or Almanac of the Dead do not rely on the same dynamics of self vs other, but no one would think to call them universal That epithet requires power, and the world at large is not of a mind to grant them that.How much does the cult of US American childhood play a part in letting millions of white parents sleep at night Boys will be boys, girls will be sugar and sweet, and every excuse wi...


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    Frankie is a white girl who lives in a small Southern town and dreams of Alaska She is twelve years old and in the throes of unbelonging Her father has told her she s too old to sleep in his bed, her age mates have formed groups that don t include her, and her only day to day company is her six year old cousin John Henry and middle aged Berenice who keeps house Her much older brother visits home with his fiancee and then goes away again to complete the wedding preparations Frankie, who will Frankie is a white girl who lives in a small Southern town and dreams of Alaska She is twelve years old and in the throes of unbelonging Her father has told her she s too old to sleep in his bed, her age mates have formed groups that don t include her, and her only day to day company is her six year old cousin John Henry and middle aged Berenice who keeps house Her much older brother visits home with his fiancee and then goes away again to complete the wedding preparations Frankie, who will attend the wedding, is intensely captivated by the event to come, to the point of obsession Carson McCullers, being a genius, renders this banal situation with the nightmare texture of an agonised crisis of becoming Frankie s unheimlich experience of her ordinary, monotonous life ...


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    ChronologyIntroduction, by Ali Smith The Member of the Wedding


  9. says:

    Lonely motherless tomboy confronting sudden adolescence, prompted by her older brother s wedding Some similarities with To Kill a Mocking Bird in terms of character, situation, location etc Very evocative re hot Southern summer etc.McCullers has a very consistent voice, and yet somehow her books are distinct from each other In particular, lyrical andliteral musical aspects to much of her writing reflecting the fact she very nearly became a Lonely motherless tomboy confronting sudden adolescence, prompted by her older brother s wedding Some similarities with To Kill a Mocking Bird in terms of character, situation, location etc Very evocative re hot Southern summer etc.McCullers has a very consistent voice, and yet somehow her books are distinct from each other In particular, lyrical andliteral musical aspects to much of her writing reflecting the fact she very nearly became a classical pianist.Why This Book...


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    Yes, a gem Why I found it amazing and thus worth five stars is explained below in the partial review.I will only add here a bit about the book s setting Georgia, 1944 45 You see the world through the eyes of 12 year old Frankie, or F Jasmine Addams SHE, not I, will explain to you why she appropriated this name Not only do you see the emotional ...


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The Member of the Wedding The Story Of 12 Year Old Tomboy Frankie Addams, Who Feels Disconnected From The World An Unjoined Person.