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Carson McCullers

Carson McCullersAKA Lula Carson Smith

Born: 19-Feb-1917
Birthplace: Columbus, GA
Died: 29-Sep-1967
Location of death: Nyack, NY
Cause of death: Stroke
Remains: Buried, Oak Hill Cemetery, Nyack, NY

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Bisexual
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

Father: Lamar Smith (watch repairman, d. Aug-1944)
Mother: Marguerite Waters Smith
Sister: Margarita G. Smith
Husband: Reeves McCullers (soldier, b. 11-Aug-1913, m. 20-Sep-1937, separated 1940, div. 1941)
Boyfriend: George Davis (editor Harper's Bazaar, cohabited)
Husband: Reeves McCullers (remarried, m. 1945, separated 1953, d. suicide Paris)
Boyfriend: David Diamond

    High School: Columbus High School, Columbus, GA (1933)
    University: Columbia University (night classes)
    University: Washington Square College (night classes)

    Guggenheim Fellowship 24-Mar-1942
    Stroke Feb-1941
    Nervous Breakdown 1944
    Stroke Aug-1947
    Stroke Nov-1947
    Suicide Attempt Mar-1948
    Mastectomy right (6-Jun-1962)
    Stroke 15-Aug-1967
    Coma 1967
    French Ancestry Hugenot
    Risk Factors: Alcoholism, Depression, Smoking, Breast Cancer, Pleurisy, Agoraphobia

Author of books:
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1940, novel)
Reflections in a Golden Eye (1941, novel)
The Member of the Wedding (1946, novel)
The Ballad of the Sad Cafe (1951, short stories)
Clock Without Hands (1961, novel)
Sweet as a Pickle and Clean as a Pig (1964, poetry)
The Mortgaged Heart (1972, collection, posthumous)
Illumination and Night Glare (1999, memoir, unfinished, posthumous)

Wrote plays:
The Square Root of Wonderful (1958)

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