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The Member of the Wedding

Carson McCullers

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Carr, Virginia Spencer. Understanding Carson McCullers. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1990.

Clark, Beverly Lyon and Melvin J. Friedman, ed. Critical Essays on Carson McCullers. London: Prentice Hall International, 1996.

James, Judith Giblin. Wunderkind: The Reputation of Carson McCullers. Columbia, SC: Camden House, 1995.

Kumar, Anil. Alienation in the Fiction of Carson McCullers, J.D. Sallinger, and James Purdy. Amritsar: Guru Nanak Dev University, 1991.

McDowell, Margaret B. Carson McCullers. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1980.

Weaks, Mary Louise and Carolyn Perry. Southern Women's Writing: Colonial to Contemporary. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1995.

Wikborg, Eleanor. Carson McCullers' The Member of the Wedding : Aspects of Structure and Style. Goteborg: Acta Universitatis Bothoburgensis, 1975.

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Berenice as a foil of Frankie/F. Jasmine

by susan_shehane, June 08, 2014

Berenice's voice rings like a bird's (McCullers 84), suggesting to Frankie that she is "really not in her right mind," even as the latter talks on and on about herself about herself "as though she was somebody very beautiful; this, despite her one wild blue eye, dregs down her face, etc. Frankie views her as something of a wild animal in the past and finds it almost humorous that Berenice always spoke of herself as though she were beautiful. In F. Jasmine's egocentric, 12-year-old world, where she is, of course, the center of the universe a... Read more

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