• The greatest prose writer that the South produced ... She has examined the heart of man with an understanding that no other writer can hope to surpass

    Tennessee Williams
  • A remarkable book ... [McCullers] writes with a sweep and certainty that are overwhelming

    The New York Times
  • Of all the Southern writers, she is the most apt to endure

    Gore Vidal
  • Again [McCullers] shows a sort of subterranean and ageless instinct for probing the hidden in men's hearts and minds

    New York Herald-Tribune