Tenn on Carson McCullers: She Danced Freely

Tennessee Williams on Carson McCullers
Photograph by Richard Avedon

She lived only to write, really. We liked to drink, to escape what reality had done to us--was doing to us. But the intense feelings, if not  the only feelings, arose when she was writing, and within paragraphs, juggling words, there was no stumbling or deformity. She danced freely.

©  2015  James Grissom


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