(1917-67) a US writer whose novels include The Heart is a Lonely Hunter and Reflections in a Golden Eye. Her best-known short stories are included in the collection The Ballad of the Sad Café. She often wrote about loneliness, and many of her characters are people who do not fit into ordinary society.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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