McCullers suffered throughout her life from several illnesses and from alcoholism. She had rheumatic fever at the age of 15 and suffered from strokes that began in her youth. By the age of 31 her left side was entirely paralyzed. She lived the last twenty years of her life in Nyack,
Newyork, where she died on September 29, 1967, at the age of 50 after a brain hemorrhage; she was buried in Oak Hill cemetery. Shortly after her death, the first film adaptation of “Reflection in a Golden Eye” was released, starring Marlon Brando and Elizabeth Taylor. The following year, the film version of “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter(1968)’ appeared on the big screen and netted Academy Award nominations for two of its stars-Alan Akin and Sondra Locke.…show more content… Much of
Williams’ most acclaimed work was adapted for the cinema. He also wrote short stories, poetry, essays and a volume of memories. In 1979, four years before his death, Williams was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame. He comments on Carson’s writing: Carson’s major theme: the huge importance and nearly insoluble problems of human love. – Tennessee
Wystan Hugh Auden was an Anglo-American Poet. He was best known for love poems such as “Funeral Blues”, poems on political and social themes such as “September 1, 1939” and
“The Shield of Achilles”, poems on cultural and psychological themes such as The Age of
Anxiety, and poems on religious themes such as “For the Time Being” and “Horae Canonicae”.
He was born in York, grew up in and near Birmingham in a professional middle class family. He attended English independent schools and studied English at Christ Church, Oxford. After a few months in Berlin in 1928-29 he spent five years (1930-35) teaching in English public schools.
Then travelled to Iceland and China in order to, write books about his journeys. In 1939 he moved to the United States and became an American citizens in 1946. He taught from