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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 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


10 thoughts on “Reflections in a Golden Eye

  1. Candi Candi 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


  2. Lisa Lisa 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 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 o


  3. Dolors Dolors 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 back


  4. Michael Michael says:

    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 soldier, and a servant as they are alternately drawn to and repulsed by each other An undercurrent of gallows humor runs throughout the novel, which s


  5. Paul Bryant Paul Bryant 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 h


  6. Chrissie Chrissie 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 kno


  7. Algernon (Darth Anyan) Algernon (Darth Anyan) 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 GeorgiaI am so immersed in my characters that their mot


  8. WILLIAM2 WILLIAM2 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


  9. Darwin8u Darwin8u says:

    Leonora Penderton feared neither man, beast, nor the devil God she had never knownReflections 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, beautif


  10. Cecily Cecily says:

    A novella set in an army camp in the US south, presumably around 1940, when it was written, though it feltlike 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 andmetap


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