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The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

Carson McCullers

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Author

Carson McCullers

Year Published

1940

Type

Novel

Genre

Drama, Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter is narrated from a third-person omniscient point of view. This perspective allows the thoughts and feelings of the five main characters to be fully explored.

Tense

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter is narrated in the past tense.

About the Title

The title of the book The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter is from a poem called "The Lonely Hunter." Written by Fiona MacLeod, the pen name of the Scottish writer William Sharp, and published in 1896, the poem includes this line, repeated twice: "But my heart is a lonely hunter that hunts / On a lonely hill." The title reflects the loneliness and isolation of each of the main characters.

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