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Mary Louise Parker Reads from Carson McCullers' "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter"

From: National Endowment for the Arts
Series: Literary Moments
Length: :59

Actress Mary Louise Parker reads the opening passages of Carson McCullers' moving novel about race, identity, and friendship, "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter."

Bigreadlogo_small This Literary Moment is part of the NEA's Big Reads Moments. The Big Read is an NEA program designed to restore reading to the center of American culture by providing citizens with the opportunity to read and discuss a single book within their communities. In 2007, nearly 200 communities nationwide participated in the Big Read, reading one of twelve classic American novels such as "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury and "Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston.

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This Literary Moment is part of the NEA's Big Reads Moments. The Big Read is an NEA program designed to restore reading to the center of American culture by providing citizens with the opportunity to read and discuss a single book within their communities. In 2007, nearly 200 communities nationwide participated in the Big Read, reading one of twelve classic American novels such as "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury and "Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston.

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http://www.neabigread.org/