Carson McCullers letter on her relationship with Richard Wright

Carson McCullers letter on her relationship with Richard Wright

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: McCullers, Carson, 1917-1967
Title: Carson McCullers letter on her relationship with Richard Wright
Dates: 1963 May 11
Quantity: 2.6 Linear feet 1 oversize box and 1 folder
Coll. Number: ms3819

Biographical/Historical Note

"With a collection of work including five novels, two plays, twenty short stories, more than two dozen nonfiction pieces, a book of children's verse, a small number of poems, and an unfinished autobiography, Carson McCullers is considered to be among the most significant American writers of the twentieth century. She is best known for her novels The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, The Ballad of the Sad Café, Reflections in a Golden Eye, and The Member of the Wedding, all published between 1940 and 1946. At least four of her works have been made into films." - "Carson McCullers." New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of Carson McCullers' letter to Michael Fabre, a doctoral student in Wellesley, MA, writing his thesis on "The Life and Work of Richard Wright." McCullers writes in response to his inquiry about her relationship with Wright and wishes Fabre "inspiration for the work you have chosen to do." The letter is typed, signed, and framed with a photo of McCullers. The collection also includes a carbon copy of her short story, "The Sojourner."

Index Terms

McCullers, Carson, 1917-1967
Short stories--United States.
Women authors, American--Georgia--Photographs.
Wright, Richard, 1908-1960

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Carson McCullers papers, ms 3819, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related materials in this repository include the Carson McCullers collection, ms 3403.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Framed letter and photograph, 1963 May 11
2"The Sojourner"