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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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2.0 out of 5 stars Captivating writing with a bewildering result.
Found the writing to this short story very captivating and it kept me wanting to finish reading it; however, was a bit bewildered when the end was reached. Not quite sure what this story was meant to accomplish? Was disappointed that the author did not reveal certain unknowns to the reader in the end. Would be interested in knowing why this is such a popular...
Published on Aug. 19 1999 by glad94@aol.com (Jene' Gladstone)


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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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