The Member of the Wedding

The Member of the Wedding

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Book - 2006
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With compassion, veracity and wit, in The Member of the Wedding Carson McCullers depicts the intrinsically enmeshed lives of whites and blacks in the American South. Julie Harris became a star playing the awkward, twelve-year-old tomboy Frankie Adams, who falls deeply in love with her older brother and his fiance. Exhilarated by her naive conviction that being a member of their wedding means she will become what she calls the "we of me," Frankie is devastated when she learns she is not invited on the honeymoon. Bernice Sadie Brown, who has experienced a lifetime of love and loss, is a surrogate mother for Frankie. Portrayed on stage and in the film versions by the great Ethel Waters, Bernice is an epic character, fiercely loyal, down-to-earth, and centered by deep faith.
Publisher: New York : New Directions, c2006
ISBN: 9780811216555
0811216551
Call Number: 812.52 M1392m 2006
Characteristics: xiii, 118 p. ; 21 cm

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Cousins Frankie and John Henry both raise gender identity issues in this novel. (See also the ebook).


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lukasevansherman
Dec 11, 2013

"The greatest prose writer that the South produced."-Tennessee Williams
"If you forget about Faulkner and O'Connor."-Lukas Sherman
"Of all the Southern writers, (McCullers) is the most apt to endure."-Gore Vidal

Algonquin_Lisa Mar 10, 2011

I love southern literature, and McCullers works are - in my opinion - classics. Another coming of age story.

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Cabby
Aug 18, 2008

Recommended by Amanda Peet in People magazine. She named her daughter Frankie after the main character.

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