Repost from @weldrealty Nyack Sketch Log: Celebrate Carson McCullers
... @wrbatson @nyacknewsandviews Carson McCullers came to Nyack in 1945 to convalesce and create. For 22 years she found a place to do both, completing The Member of the Wedding, The Ballad of the Sad Cafe and Clock Without Hands. On September 29, 1967, her heart and vascular system, weakened by a litany of ailments and the strain from the kind of despondency that often afflicts great artists, finally surrendered.
McCullers moved to the village five years after the publication of her acclaimed first novel, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.
Through the generosity of her physician and friend, the late Dr. Mary Mercer, the literary legend’s legacy in Nyack will endure as her one-time home will soon become a part of Columbus State Universities’ Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians. #carsonmccullers #nyack #ny #history #author #nyacksketchlog #house #sketch #famous #residents
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