[ebook] Reflections in a Golden Eye by Carson McCullers

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Arming womanizer who has an affair with Penderton's tempestuous and flirtatious wife Leonora Upon the novel's publication in 1941 reviewers were unsure of what to make of its relatively scandalous subject matter But a critic for Time magazine wrote In alm. This novel Carson McCullers s second first came out serialized in Harper s Bazaar in 1940 The following year it was published as a book S

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Reflections in a Golden Eye

'A masterpiece as mature and finished as Henry James's The Turn of the Screw' TimeSet on a Southern army base in the 1930s Reflections in a Golden Eye tells the story of Captain Penderton a bisexual whose life is upset by the arrival of Major Langdon a ch. An impending sense of dread interlaces the lives of five characters set on an army base in the American South of the 1930s They are all p

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Ost any hands such material would yield a rank fruitcake of mere arty melodrama But Carson McCullers tells her tale with simplicity insight and a rare gift of phrase Written during a time when McCullers's own marriage to Reeves was on the brink of collaps. I am humbled once again by the familiarity of Carson McCullers with pain loneliness and alienation the dark thread that ties together her


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  1. says:

    in a moment when a great but unknown shock is expected the mind instinctively prepares itself by abandoning momentarily the faculty of surprise In that vulnerable instant a kaleidoscope of half guessed possibilit

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    This reads like a ghost story even though there is nothing supernatural in it at all It is rather like an analysis of the inner ghosts people carry with them making them act irrationally on an objective level while being perfectly logical according to the specific haunting that makes up their identity It also reads like a crime story running backwards for we know from page one that one of the main characters

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    An impending sense of dread interlaces the lives of five characters set on an army base in the American South of the 1930s They are all prey of the remorse that goes along with secret liaisons inner frustrations and repressed sexual preferenc

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    A short and strange story full of dread Reflections in a Golden Eye reflects on the nuances of illicit attraction Set on a southern fort during WWII the nearly plotless novel follows a small cast of characters—two officers their wives a soldi

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    Carson’s biographer tells us that her family got an anonymous phone call just after this novel was published An alleged Ku Klux Klansman called to say that he and his friends were going to get her that night She had been a “nigger lover” in her first book he said and now she had proven herself “a ueer” as well Carson’s indignant father waited all night on the front porch of their Starke Avenue ho

  6. says:

    This novel Carson McCullers's second first came out serialized in Harper's Bazaar in 1940 The following year it was published as a book She wrote it in 1939 originally entitled Army Post The idea for the book grew

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    I am humbled once again by the familiarity of Carson McCullers with pain loneliness and alienation the dark thread that ties together her novels and stories the silent scream of despair that unites the patrons of a sad cafe with the unsuccesfu

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    I love the way McCullers's work is overrun with the most vivid ueens Some closeted like Lieutenant Penderton her

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    Leonora Penderton feared neither man beast nor the devil; God she had never known Reflections in a Golden Eye Carson McCullersPublish

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    A novella set in an army camp in the US south presumably around 1940 when it was written though it felt like the 50s or 60s It concerns six characters two officer couples a servant and a conscript each with an obsession with one of the others Unlike some of her books race barely comes into it but rank and sexuality do It's slow painful a little weird and beautiful As with all her writing there are literal and metaphorica