Family of Mann

By Philip Matthews In Culture

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26th February, 2005
When photographer Sally Mann was a girl, she remembers, her mom and dad went out for drinks with Carson McCullers in the Mann family's home town of Lexington, Virginia. You want to talk about the morbidity and sorrow of the American South? It was all there, embodied in one person - McCullers, author of one of the great Southern novels, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter. "My parents would come home and say, 'That is the saddest woman we have ever known,'" Mann says. "She just had this profound sadness. "There's a certain quality in Southern novelists, an awareness of the great sadness of ...

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