Master of Arts
James R. Frakes
Much critical attention has been given to the theme of love in Carson McCullers' fiction. But there has been only scant response to form in her work, particularly The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, the success of which lies primarily in her meeting the challenge of form by using an ironic Jamesian reflector as the compositional centre to dramatize her themes of loneliness and the need for love.
Hollenbach, Robert F., "The challenge of form in 'arson mccullers' the heart is a lonely hunter" (1969). Theses and Dissertations. 3760.