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Carson McCullers, Carl Van Vechten, photographer, July 31, 1959.
Creative Americans: Portraits(画像,肖像) by Van Vechten, 1932-1964
Novelist Carson McCullers, noted1 for her exploration of the dilemmas2 of modern American life in the context of(在……情况下) the twentieth-century South, was born on February 19, 1917, in Columbus, Georgia. Her most famous novel,The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, published in 1940, delves3 into the "lonely hearts" of four individuals—an adolescent girl, an embittered4(愤怒的,怨恨的) radical5, a black physician, and a widower6(鳏夫) who owns a cafe—struggling to find their way in a Southern mill town during the Great Depression. McCullers' writing was shaped by her childhood in Columbus, Georgia. Located at the falls of the Chattahoochee River in the western part of the state, Columbus boasted(自夸) a thriving(旺盛的,繁荣的) textile(纺织品) industry, powered by the river, as early as 1840. During the Civil War, it was an important supply center for the Confederacy and the site of the last major battle east of the Mississippi. Columbus remains7 one of the largest textile centers in the South. "As the Chattahoochee(查特胡奇河) crosses the fall line(瀑布线) at Columbus, Georgia, it falls 125 feet within 2 1/2 miles producing a potential energy of between 66,000 and 99,000 horsepower. That water power made Columbus one of the leading industrial centers within the South, attracting investors8 and entrepreneurs. As early as 1828 the river powered a grist mill(谷物磨粉机) and by the 1840s it supplied power for several textile mills. By 1880 Muscogee h. p. per sq. mile was greater than any other county south of New York. Conversion9 of that power to electricity began with arc lighting10 in 1880."


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1 noted 5n4zXc     
adj.著名的,知名的
参考例句:
  1. The local hotel is noted for its good table.当地的那家酒店以餐食精美而著称。
  2. Jim is noted for arriving late for work.吉姆上班迟到出了名。
2 dilemmas 619646ac13737b880beb161dfe80967f     
n.左右为难( dilemma的名词复数 );窘境,困境
参考例句:
  1. They dealt with their dilemmas by mixing perhaps unintentionally an explosive brew. 他们――也许是无意地――把爆炸性的佐料混合在一起,以此来应付困难处境。 来自辞典例句
  2. Ten years later we encountered the same dilemmas in Vietnam. 十年后,我们又在越南遇到了同样进退两难的局面。 来自辞典例句
3 delves 73bf06baf4650fa209701d6d7aa9e624     
v.深入探究,钻研( delve的第三人称单数 )
参考例句:
  1. That delves the grave duly. 误不了你的洞房。 来自互联网
  2. The exhibition delves deep into the physics, aromatics and even the timbre of flatulence. 此次展览向人们介绍了人体物理、气味甚至肠胃胀气的声音等各方面知识。 来自互联网
4 embittered b7cde2d2c1d30e5d74d84b950e34a8a0     
v.使怨恨,激怒( embitter的过去式和过去分词 )
参考例句:
  1. These injustices embittered her even more. 不公平使她更加受苦。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  2. The artist was embittered by public neglect. 大众的忽视于那位艺术家更加难受。 来自《简明英汉词典》
5 radical hA8zu     
n.激进份子,原子团,根号;adj.根本的,激进的,彻底的
参考例句:
  1. The patient got a radical cure in the hospital.病人在医院得到了根治。
  2. She is radical in her demands.她的要求十分偏激。
6 widower fe4z2a     
n.鳏夫
参考例句:
  1. George was a widower with six young children.乔治是个带著六个小孩子的鳏夫。
  2. Having been a widower for many years,he finally decided to marry again.丧偶多年后,他终于决定二婚了。
7 remains 1kMzTy     
n.剩余物,残留物;遗体,遗迹
参考例句:
  1. He ate the remains of food hungrily.他狼吞虎咽地吃剩余的食物。
  2. The remains of the meal were fed to the dog.残羹剩饭喂狗了。
8 investors dffc64354445b947454450e472276b99     
n.投资者,出资者( investor的名词复数 )
参考例句:
  1. a con man who bilked investors out of millions of dollars 诈取投资者几百万元的骗子
  2. a cash bonanza for investors 投资者的赚钱机会
9 conversion UZPyI     
n.转化,转换,转变
参考例句:
  1. He underwent quite a conversion.他彻底变了。
  2. Waste conversion is a part of the production process.废物处理是生产过程的一个组成部分。
10 lighting CpszPL     
n.照明,光线的明暗,舞台灯光
参考例句:
  1. The gas lamp gradually lost ground to electric lighting.煤气灯逐渐为电灯所代替。
  2. The lighting in that restaurant is soft and romantic.那个餐馆照明柔和而且浪漫。
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