"The Collected Works of Carson McCullers," Edited by Professor Dews
On Tuesday, January 24, 2017, the Library of America published the second volume in their two-volume set of The Collected Works of Carson McCullers. The box set was edited by JCU Professor Carlos Dews. The Collected Works of Carson McCullers is being published to commemorate what would have been the author’s 100th birthday on February 19. The volumes includes her complete novels, stories, poems, essays, and plays, and can be found on the Library of America website.
Carson McCullers (1917-1967) was an American writer, originally from Columbus, Georgia. In her works, she explored “the spiritual isolation of misfits and outcasts of the South”. She is best known for her novels The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1940), Reflections of a Golden Eye (1941), and The Member of the Wedding (1946).
Carlos Dews is Professor of English and Director of the Institute for Creative Writing and Literary Translation at John Cabot University. He is the editor of the Library of America volume, Carson McCullers: Complete Novels (2001), as well as Illumination and Night Glare: The Unfinished Autobiography of Carson McCullers (1999). He is a published author and editor in both fiction, as one half of “Sam Cabot” together with mystery writer S.J. Rozan, and non-fiction. The short film Verano, adapted from one of his short-stories, was screened at JCU last week.