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5.0 out of 5 stars The Ballad of the Sad Cafe: Learning Who We Are?
The brilliance of The Ballad of the Sad Cafe lies in the fact that it teaches us how to identify ourselves. The crux of the story seems to rest on what may be called an explicit explanation of the lover and the beloved. It's a critical distinction that most do not make; and may well explain why so many human relationships fail. McCullers writes:
"First of all, love...
Published on Dec 2 2000 by entume hendrix

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3.0 out of 5 stars what is love
It is impossible to understand this book unless you undersatnd the short story unless you understant the intanglibe consecpt of love. And a definition of love may be diffrent for everybody, but that is the only way one can interpret the story.
Published on Feb. 2 2000 by Amit Patel


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5.0 out of 5 stars immortal words, Feb. 23 2003
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I first read this novella in college. Those immortal words about love haunt me still..."Now comes the time to speak about love, for Miss Amelia loved Cousin Lyman, that much was clear to everyone.", but "'Tis better to be the lover than the beloved." Those passages set out the whole premise for the book about love that proves love can be found where you least expect it. Carson McCullers told my favorite tale about the quirky Miss Amelia and Cousin Lyman. Great read.
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The Ballad of the Sad Cafe: and Other Stories
The Ballad of the Sad Cafe: and Other Stories by Carson McCullers (Paperback - April 5 2005)
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