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Reflections in a Golden Eye

Private Ellgee Williams was accidentally the witness to a strange scene between Captain Penderton and his wife which took place one evening in the living room of their homePrivate Williams was a young man who lived a secretive and solitary life His eyes were a curious blend of a. 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 remor

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Mber and brown and he moved silently with the grace of a panther The captain's wife was voluptuous and beautiful She was a woman who feared neither man beast nor the devil; God she had never knownCaptain Penderton was regarded by his fellow officers with an obscure distrust Yet. 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 1

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No one least of all the captain himself was aware of the dangerous compulsion which was driving him to desperate actsThat summer evening terrifying forces were unleashed What happened to the private the captain and the captain's wife is recorded in this bizarre and powerful stor. I love the way McCullers s work is overrun with the most vivid ueens Some closeted like Lieutenant Penderton here but others gay and carefree like Anacle

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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 themselv

  2. says:

    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

  3. 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 f

  4. says:

    A short and strange story full of dread Reflections in a Golden Eye reflects on the nuances of illicit attraction Set on a

  5. 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 Sh

  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 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 sto

  7. 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

  8. says:

    I love the way McCullers's work is overrun with the most vivid ueens 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 Despi

  9. says:

    Leonora Penderton feared neither man beast nor the devil; God she had never known Reflections in a Golden Eye Carson McCullersPublished in 1941 RiaGE is McCuller's second novel after The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter Anthony Slide considered RiaGE one of the four great pre 1950 gay English novels Djuna Barnes' Nightwood Capote's Other Voices Other Rooms and Vidal's The City and the Pillar To me it was patient beautiful and sad Nothing like the

  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 c

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