[Reading] ➹ Reflections in a Golden Eye ➯ Carson McCullers – Uroturk.info

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 S, Reflections In A Golden Eye Tells The Story Of Captain Penderton, A Bisexual Whose Life Is Upset By The Arrival Of Major Langdon, A Charming Womanizer Who Has An Affair With Penderton S Tempestuous And Flirtatious Wife, Leonora Upon The Novel S Publication In , Reviewers Were Unsure Of What To Make Of Its Relatively Scandalous Subject Matter But A Critic For Time Magazine Wrote, In Almost 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 Collapse


About the Author: Carson McCullers

Carson McCullers was an American who wrote fiction, often described as Southern Gothic, that explores the spiritual isolation of misfits and outcasts of the South From 1935 to 1937 she divided her time, as her studies and health dictated, between Columbus and New York and in September 1937 she married an ex soldier and aspiring writer, Reeves McCullers They began their married life in Charlotte,



10 thoughts on “Reflections in a Golden Eye

  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 possibilities project themselves, and when the disaster has defined itself there is the feeling of having understood beforehand in some supernatural way From page one of this strange little book, there is a sense of impending doom hovering over the reader straight through t


  2. says:

    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 preferences With the rigidness of the secluded military system and the inherent loneliness in hermetic marriages imposed by social convention as a backdrop, resentments and obsessions will fester in contained aggressiveness and will inevitably escalate towar


  3. says:

    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 queer as well Carson s indignant father waited all night on the front porch of their Starke Avenue home to greet the Klansman with a loaded shotgun and was disappointed when no one attempted to carr


  4. 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 from both a visit she had made as an adolescent to Fort Benning in Georgia and then later her husband s mention of a peeking Tom incident at Fort Bragg in North Carolina I assume you know what a peeping Tom is The story is laid up as a mystery You are told at the beginning that it conce


  5. says:

    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 unsuccesful hunters for love in a mill town, and now with the officers and their consorts on an army base somewhere in Georgia I am so immersed in my characters that their motives are my own When I write about a thief, I become one when I write about Captain Penderton, I


  6. says:

    I love the way McCullers s work is overrun with the most vivid queens Some closeted, like Lieutenant Penderton here, but others gay and carefree, like Anacleto, Mrs Langdon s Filipino houseboy This is a story of sexual derangement, of what happens when the love impulse is forced underground, in an age when it dare not speak its name The novel is in its way almost unutterably sad It makes us glad that we live in comparatively happier times Despite the fact that McCullers has these moments of marginally questiona


  7. says:

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  8. says:

    Reflections in a Golden Eye starts plainly enough, easing into the lives of a Captain, a Major, their wives and a strange, compulsive observer, a soldier portrayed part innocent child and part insidious interloper.The story plays out calmly but at times is like a feverish dream full of nervous, fearful, desiring creatures a mix of human and animal impressions adding to the overall surreal quality I am continually startled by the Carson McCullers work, and her intuitive handling of human frailty It is a disturbing talent Ra


  9. says:

    O capit o Penderton, a mulher Leonora e o soldado Williams o major Langdon, a mulher Alison e o criado Anacleto.S o seis personagens que vivem e convivem numa base militarCarson McCullers uma escritora com um dom para criar personagens complexas e narrar, com uma escrita despretensiosa, as suas paix es, desgostos, desilus es,Personagens com desejos, personalidades e comportamentos invulgares que nos surpreendem e estranhamos, mas que n o considero absurdos porque est o coerentes com quem s o e a vida que vivem.Em menos de cem p


  10. says:

    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 metaphorical lyrical aspects to the writing reflecting her musical training.


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