[[ Free Best ]] The Ballad of the Sad CafeAuthor Edward Albee – Schematicwiringdiagram.co

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10 thoughts on “The Ballad of the Sad Cafe

  1. Po Po Po Po says:

    I started reading this because I wanted some light reading in between the heavier Henry James stuff.Baaaaaaad idea This is grotesquely dark and bitter If I wasn t already depressed, this would instantly throw me into the pits of despair where bleak and broken souls reside.


  2. Eric Hinkle Eric Hinkle says:

    Yes, I am actually reviewing Edward Albee s adaptation for the stage, which nobody else seems to notice that they re NOT reviewing this is not the page for McCullers collection of stories with the same title basis for this play Anyway, I ve been devouring Carson s work these past few months, so I had to read this play I used to love Edward Albee but haven t read him in so long, for some reason I think he did a very admirable job adapting this play It would be hard to figure out how to make Yes, I am actually reviewing Edward Albee s adaptation for the stage, which nobody else seems to notice that they re NOT reviewing this is not the page for McCullers collection of stories with the same title basis for this play Anyway, I ve been devouring Carson s work these past few months, so I had to read this play I used to love Edward Albee but haven t read him in so long, for some reason I think he did a very admirable job adapting this play It would be hard to figure out how to make some of it work, but overall I think he definitely succeeded the action and tone is there, the poignancy, sometimes humor, the bleakness and desolation and everything else At times the narration is just a tinge clunky, and there are a couple moments where the narration stops, 20 seconds of acting ensues, and then there s the narrator breaking in again Those two or three instances sort of give the impression of this story being put on fast forward, but in generally he managed to avoid that I think, in lieu of Carson herself adapting this novella like she did with her The Member of the Wedding, Edward Albee was certainly the next best option at that time, and possibly very few could have done it as well since then.I d love to see it performed someday


  3. Kate H Kate H says:

    Carson McCullers, where have you been all my life My only previous connection with McCullers was having to have some idea of who she was for my English MA comprehensive exam So I memorized a couple of lines describing herA few months later, I picked up a copy of The Heart is a Lonely Hunter and it has been on my bookshelf for the past 20 years, unread.I did not expect to like thisthe South, outsiders, undiscovered women writers who have perhaps fallen by the wayside now that we read Carson McCullers, where have you been all my life My only previous connection with McCullers was having to have some idea of who she was for my English MA comprehensive exam So I memorized a couple of lines describing herA few months later, I picked up a copy of The Heart is a Lonely Hunter and it has been on my bookshelf for the past 20 years, unread.I did not expect to like thisthe South, outsiders, undiscovered women writers who have perhaps fallen by the wayside now that we read fiction by women all the time But this short novel is fantasticsomething about the characters, mood, and the voicewhich is both simple and completely profound at the same time, to wit All useful things have a price, and are bought only with money, as that is the way the world is run You know without having to reason about it the price of a bale of cotton, or a quart of molasses But no value has been put on human life it is given to us free and taken without being paid for The plot is strange, the ending haunting Strange and haunting and for that reason, I plan to read this one again before book group And then maybe finally pick up The Heart is a Lonely Hunter


  4. Mari Biella Mari Biella says:

    The town itself is dreary not much is there except the cotton mill, the two room houses where workers live, a few peach trees, a church with two colored windows, and a miserable main street only a hundred yards long On Saturdays the tenants from the near by farms come in for a day of talk and trade Otherwise the town is lonesome, sad, and like a place that is far off and estranged from all the other places in the world.I ve never been to the American Deep South, but often, reading The BalladThe town itself is dreary not much is there except the cotton mill, the two room houses where workers live, a few peach trees, a church with two colored windows, and a miserable main street only a hundred yards long On Saturdays the tenants from the near by farms come in for a day of talk and trade Otherwise the town is lonesome, sad, and like a place that is far off and estranged from all the other places in the world.I ve never been to the American Deep South, but often, reading The Ballad of the Sad Caf , I felt not only like I was there, but as if I had lived there my whole life and knew it intimately I could hear the locals murmuring together in their Southern twang I could feel the sticky heat of the long summer days, and hear the chain gang singing as they worked in the fields I could also feel it, an atmosphere as rich and profound as it is stifling the isolation, the poverty, the subdued desire, and the melancholy all of which make this area, to the outsider at least, so enchanting and unnerving Of course, I m speaking as someone whose knowledge of the Southern States of the USA was gleaned primarily from novels and films, and is therefore at best saturated with clich , and at worst wildly inaccurate If anyone who actually knows the place would like to set me straight on any of the above, please feel free It would not be inaccurate to describe this novella as Southern Gothic , that sub genre that explores the spiritual longings and loneliness of the South, usually with a variety of odd, poignant and grotesque characters They don t get muchgrotesque than in The Ballad of the Sad CafThe highly unconventional protagonist, Miss Amelia, is a woman whose very appearance betrays her oddness She is over six feet tall, and has muscles like a man She stumps around in swamp boots and overalls Fiercely independent, she runs a number of business interests in the small Georgia town that is her home, and devotes most of her free time to suing people She also has an unconventional past ten years ago, she shocked the townsfolk with a dramatic ten day marriage to the local bad boy, Marvin Macy.Now, with Macy long gone to prison, in fact , Miss Amelia has returned to her proudly self reliant lifestyle Then, one day, a strutting little hunchback turns up in town, claiming to be her distant relative This is Cousin Lymon, who in due course achieves the seemingly impossible by winning Miss Amelia s affections Together, they begin to run a small caf , which in turn brings something of life and colour to the area The town itself is in a sense not unlike an enchanted castle in a fairytale it is asleep, isolated from the remainder of the world, a place of secrets and sorrow The arrival of Cousin Lymon, and the opening of the caf , are the equivalent of the kiss that wakes the place from its slumber But nothing lasts forever, and one day Miss Amelia s past begins to catch up with her, in the form of her ex husband.Ultimately, this is a book about love McCullers, in her beautiful, fluid prose, explores the nature of love its intricacies, its mystery, its betrayals In every relationship, McCullers suggests, one partner is the lover, the other the beloved If equal affection cannot be, let theloving one be me, wrote Auden, and this sentiment finds a poignant echo in The Ballad of the Sad CafIt is for this reason that most of us would rather love than be loved Almost everyone wants to be the lover And the curt truth is that, in a deep secret way, the state of being loved is intolerable to many The beloved fears and hates the lover, and with the best of reasons For the lover is for ever trying to strip bare his beloved The lover craves any possible relation with the beloved, even if this experience can cause him only pain.Love, McCullers suggests, is not simply, or even primarily, pleasure and passion It is pain and torture powerful, inscrutable, and with dim and dangerous depths that nobody can really sound And just as you begin to get an idea where the love relationships explored in The Ballad of the Sad Cafare leading, McCullers turns the tables and springs a surprise on the reader, in a way that makes lines like the above all thehaunting.In addition to the novella, there are a number of short stories in the collection The Wunderkind, The Sojourner, A Domestic Dilemma all of which pack a punch, and perhaps owe much to McCullers own tortured life Despite the success she enjoyed as a writer, her short existence was marred by ill heath and general lucklessness it is unsurprising, then, that her writing should be saturated with such pain I ve only just discovered her writing, and I m dismayed that it took me so long This in turn leads me back to one of my great concerns There are so many fine authors, living and dead, and so many wonderful books to explore how will I ever find the time to read even a tenth, a fiftieth, a thousandth, of all that I should


  5. Susan Oleksiw Susan Oleksiw says:

    This is a collection of stories in which McCullers casts a clear eye on relationships and dreams, and how both come apart under the stress of being human.In the title story, Miss Amelia lives alone in her house and store, making liquor in the swamp and selling that along with other essentials of a rural life in a town where nothing happens One day a hunchback man, almost a dwarf in size, arrives in town claiming to be the son of her distant aunt Miss Amelia, who has never been known to let sen This is a collection of stories in which McCullers casts a clear eye on relationships and dreams, and how both come apart under the stress of being human.In the title story, Miss Amelia lives alone in her house and store, making liquor in the swamp and selling that along with other essentials of a rural life in a town where nothing happens One day a hunchback man, almost a dwarf in size, arrives in town claiming to be the son of her distant aunt Miss Amelia, who has never been known to let sentiment enter into any transaction, studies the newcomer and to everyone s surprise invites him to stay with her The town watches in amazement as the little man insinuates himself into her life and that of the town He is the inspiration behind the caf , which displaces much of her store, and the change in her character She is a woman in love, as strange as it seems And then her ex husband, released from prison, returns home to the family he despised.Other stories include Wunderkind, about a young girl whose facility at the piano suddenly leaves her The Jockey, about a fading jockey whose close friend is seriously injured in a riding accident Madame Zilensky and the King of Finland, about a music teacher whose oddity suddenly becomes uncomfortably clear to her patron The Sojourner, about a man living in Paris who returns home for his father s funeral and on impulse calls his ex wife, who invites him to dinner A Domestic Dilemma, about a man who begins to realize how serious his wife s drinking situation is and A Tree, a Rock, a Cloud, about a young boy trapped by an old man in a caf who insists on telling him how he learned to love The last story calls to mind The Ancient Mariner McCullers gets to the heart of each character swiftly, and unfolds the crucial twists and turns of their lives Her language is spare and sharp, and she depicts human frailty with both compassion and a clear eye Things do not get better, if they do, by accident, and often the pain of experience almost kills a character.The first story, which isa novella, is by far the best in the collection I found the story haunting, one of those that will linger and return year after year


  6. Lily Lily says:

    This was totally weird It was like no Carson McCullers I ve ever read I mean it was beautifully written of course, and I really enjoyed the description passages But the plot was totally strange, and seemed like a total anomaly from the rest of her work I did not gel with the character of Miss Amelia, she was this ballsy, ian woman whose motivations were super unclear Also Cousin Lymon just turned on her Why did he do that Anyway, something kind of interesting was that most of her o This was totally weird It was like no Carson McCullers I ve ever read I mean it was beautifully written of course, and I really enjoyed the description passages But the plot was totally strange, and seemed like a total anomaly from the rest of her work I did not gel with the character of Miss Amelia, she was this ballsy, ian woman whose motivations were super unclear Also Cousin Lymon just turned on her Why did he do that Anyway, something kind of interesting was that most of her other works focuses on children who are wise beyond their years and terribly depressed, but this one focused on these very childish innocent adults, who were perfectly fine living their day to day in this podunk little town where nothing ever happens And as a result, it felt very light, much lighter than Member of the Wedding for example Anyway, the fight scene was utterly bewildering and Miss Amelia s deterioration just seemed trite, a little too Miss Havisham Boo Radley Also the last passage, about the chain gang, was incredibly beautifully written but had nothing to do with the rest of the novella Strange


  7. Lauren Lauren says:

    Apart from the title story and Madame Zilensky, I don t know how many of these pieces will really stick with me and the latter is mainly because I read it for a class I didn t find myself connecting with any of the characters in any of the stories, apart from Miss Amelia in Sad Cafe and to some extent, Madame Zilensky, and not enough happened in any of the stories to really be engaging beyond that In particular I want to focus on Madame Zilensky and the King of Finland because we just Apart from the title story and Madame Zilensky, I don t know how many of these pieces will really stick with me and the latter is mainly because I read it for a class I didn t find myself connecting with any of the characters in any of the stories, apart from Miss Amelia in Sad Cafe and to some extent, Madame Zilensky, and not enough happened in any of the stories to really be engaging beyond that In particular I want to focus on Madame Zilensky and the King of Finland because we just discussed it in my writing class, and the issue I had with the story is that I couldn t find a reason for Brook s actions his calling out Zilensky seemed to beof a moment to say Aha Gotcha than out of any actual interest or concern, and this made him the villain of the story, but he wasn t interesting enough to make him a villain I had any investment in Many of the other characters evoked similar emotions, or in this case, lack of emotions Still, the writing in the book was nice, and there were some beautiful turns of phrase particularly one passage about love in Sad Cafe


  8. Mary D Mary D says:

    I supposed the quote if you have to ask, you ll never get it applies here Well I guess I don t This great writer manages to create odd stories that are so very weird ie The Ballad of the Sad Cafe and Reflections on the Golden Eye , misfit characters, gender identity questions, strange sex implications all in a somewhat metaphysical isolated enviornment but why what I just can t find any meaning here I have tried to look online for the meaning of The Ballad of the Sad Cafe and I can t eve I supposed the quote if you have to ask, you ll never get it applies here Well I guess I don t This great writer manages to create odd stories that are so very weird ie The Ballad of the Sad Cafe and Reflections on the Golden Eye , misfit characters, gender identity questions, strange sex implications all in a somewhat metaphysical isolated enviornment but why what I just can t find any meaning here I have tried to look online for the meaning of The Ballad of the Sad Cafe and I can t even find one Still the writing style is great and a compelling read but in the end I am totally befuddled and frustrated The ending page about the chain gang is either brilliant or a total nonsense but if you have to ask, you ll never get it.After reading this story I have since found a paper called The Introspective Narrator and it helps explain the final passage of the chain gang and the perpective of the book which makes me want to reread this storyclosely


  9. David David says:

    I picked up this at a used bookstore I d never read any Carson McCullers, but had heard of The Ballad of the Sad Cafe I didn t read it right away As it happens, the book I read just before this one was The Hunchback of Notre Dame Notre Dame de Paris I just think it s really weird that I ended up reading two novels, back to back, that involved hunchbacked characters and unreturned love The McCullers book I read was actually a collection of her short stories I really enjoyed The Ballad, I picked up this at a used bookstore I d never read any Carson McCullers, but had heard of The Ballad of the Sad Cafe I didn t read it right away As it happens, the book I read just before this one was The Hunchback of Notre Dame Notre Dame de Paris I just think it s really weird that I ended up reading two novels, back to back, that involved hunchbacked characters and unreturned love The McCullers book I read was actually a collection of her short stories I really enjoyed The Ballad, a complex bit of Southern Gothic The other stories were rather flat


  10. Andrew Andrew says:

    I decided to read this because The Heart is a Lonely Hunter and The Member of the Wedding are two of my favourite novels The Ballad of the Sad Cafe is similar in several ways desolate Southern nowhere town, achingly lonely misfits as main characters, shockingly sad ending I ve given this only three stars though because the story is undermined a little by some clunky narration e.g So compose from such flashes an image of these years as a whole And for a moment let it rest.