Time After Time: Postmodernism and the Role of Linguistic Manipulation in Carson McCullers’ A Clock Without Hands

Carson McCullers’ 1953 novel A Clock Without Hands exemplifies the postmodernist tradition by establishing a continuum of four central characters separated by their motives for manipulating language. The spectrum ranges from white to black, both literally and figuratively. The characters at each end, Judge Fox Clane and Sherman Pew, represent extreme racial conditions and diametrically … Read moreTime After Time: Postmodernism and the Role of Linguistic Manipulation in Carson McCullers’ A Clock Without Hands

Fixation on Imagination: An Investigation into the Necessity of Personal Deception in Clock Without Hands

Many people, especially Southerners, willingly deceive themselves when referring to race relations or the way we remember the past by voicing their opinions in the form of “It was not that bad during segregation” or “The Civil War was fought over state’s rights.” In her novel Clock Without Hands, Carson McCullers explores themes typically found … Read moreFixation on Imagination: An Investigation into the Necessity of Personal Deception in Clock Without Hands