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Thursday, February 9, 2017
... note of historical interest. In reference to a former resident of Columbus, GA. The town is the birthplace of Carson McCullars, a southern writer of note. This year is the 100th anniversary of her birth, so we are celebrating all things literary. I don't know much about her other than her childhood home is owned by the university here, and occasionally will host writing workshops and speakers. At least one of her books was made into a movie some years ago.

I am going to a talk about McCullars at the library tonight. Apparently if you are a student of her work, you would soon conclude there was quite a  bit of dysfunction in her family. I've not read any of the books or stores, so do not know the details. There are several speakers who are scheduled to discuss McCullars during the month. Talking about various aspects of her life, the era and what it was like here, in this small sleepy burg when she was writing.

I expect some  will be people who love to dig into people's lives and leap to conclusions about family and relationships. As the art critics can do, when they claim to have discovered all manner of mysterious details and significant symbolism in  ancient works. Pieces of well known and acclaimed art that the artist surely did not ever intend to be interpreted as commentary on their personal lives or politics of the era.

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