Supported by the Arts Council and Wicklow County Council


Title: The Correspondence Book: The Letters of Annemarie Schwarzenbach and Carson McCullers
Editor: Susanne M. Winterling and Vivian Ziherl (ed.)
Design: Marc Hollenstein
Publication date: 2014
Pages: 24
Dimensions: 24 x 34
Language: English
ISBN: 978-94-90629-12
Price: €15.00

The Correspondence Book
features the never before published correspondence between writers Carson McCullers and Annemarie Schwarzenbach. Their exchanges follow a chance meeting in New York in 1940, and trace their powerful connection despite diverging paths (Schwarzenbach to the Congo and McCullers’ return to her home state of Georgia). The dialectical tension of the authors’ personal, social, political and economic conditions compounds within the context of artistic production. The letters are a magnifying glass shedding light on the complexity of two artists’ identities (during the short period of their correspondence), not denying but actually emphasising the fragmentation and subjective positioning of themselves in a scattered world.