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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 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 concerns two officers two women a soldier a Filipino and a horse and that there will be a murder You cannot help but be curious The characters are strange and you cannot help but wonder how the elements fit together There isn t a possibility of guessing what will happen I was surprised at how the characters and what they did ended up making complete sense What was strange to me in the beginning made complete sense What this says to me is that if we don t understand people it is simply because we lack adeuate information For me this is a mystery because you want to figure out what has happened and why and how the people are as they areIt is through McCullers talented writing that you become curious The writing is sensual and tantalizing It is important to note that McCullers herself was bisexual and here she is writing about homosexuality She writes well of the pull the physical attraction between people and how you might act if how you feel is not acceptable The writing is not graphic She was ahead of her time not that that influences my rating My rating is purely personal The audiobook I listened to is narrated by Christopher Kipiniak I understood him but I disliked his dramatization I do not think his intonations fit the characters speaking I will give the narration two stars it is just OK I like the book It kept my attention Details and lines are thrown in that had me thinking Why did the author put in that Why did she express herself in that way What is she trying to have us think There is a conversation between two men discussing whether if you are a suare peg should you try to shove yourself into a round hole or should you look for a suare hole The men disagree This says a lot about the two men Wild Man Creek (Virgin River, 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 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 concerns two officers two women a soldier a Filipino and a horse and that there will be a murder You cannot help but be curious The characters are strange and you cannot help but wonder how the elements fit together There isn t a possibility of guessing what will happen I was surprised at how the characters and what they did ended up making complete sense What was strange to me in the beginning made complete sense What this says to me is that if we don t understand people it is simply because we lack adeuate information For me this is a mystery because you want to figure out what has happened and why and how the people are as they areIt is through McCullers talented writing that you become curious The writing is sensual and tantalizing It is important to note that McCullers herself was bisexual and here she is writing about homosexuality She writes well of the pull the physical attraction between people and how you might act if how you feel is not acceptable The writing is not graphic She was ahead of her time not that that influences my Homewrecker rating is purely personal The audiobook I listened to is narrated by Christopher Kipiniak I understood him but I disliked his dramatization I do not think his intonations fit the characters speaking I will give the narration two stars it is just OK I like the book It kept my attention Details and lines are thrown in that had me thinking Why did the author put in that Why did she express herself in that way What is she trying to have us think There is a conversation between two men discussing whether if you are a suare peg should you try to shove yourself into a Make your own model forts & castles round hole or should you look for a suare hole The men disagree This says a lot about the two men

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Reflections in a Golden Eye

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. 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 melodramatic movie that John Huston made in 1967 out of it later It s six fabulous characters drill into you Loneliness and repression run circuits throughout I felt like Patricia Highsmith s entire ouvre was hatched out of this one egg For me this is not so much gay lit as it is a fantastic psychological novel Carson can bend the tension in people like a ridding crop and let it snap at will I haven t read one way or the other if Highsmith EVER read this novel but it almost feels like Highsmith s later works Homewrecker rank fruitcake of mere arty melodrama But Carson McCullers tells her tale with simplicity insight and a Make your own model forts & castles rare gift of phrase Written during a time when McCullers's own marriage to Reeves was on the brink of collaps. 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 melodramatic movie that John Huston made in 1967 out of it later It s six fabulous characters drill into you Loneliness and Tremors of Fury (The Days of Ash and Fury repression How Julian and Nigel Turned Each Other Gay (Inadvertently), or So They Both Claim run circuits throughout I felt like Patricia Highsmith s entire ouvre was hatched out of this one egg For me this is not so much gay lit as it is a fantastic psychological novel Carson can bend the tension in people like a Illustrated Workbook for Self-Therapy for Your Inner Critic read one way or the other if Highsmith EVER

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'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 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 towards a virulent eruptionCaptain Penderton wrestles against his strong attraction to men in self loathing while his wife Leonora has an affair with Major Morris Langdon Officer Williams performs nocturnal voyeuristic rituals in a state of trance revealing his suppressed fascination for the female sexAlison Langdon s mental state is fragile after a traumatic event and is repelled by her husband s dalliance with LeonoraWorthy of a Tennessee Williams play these excessively temperamental anomalous and aimless characters drawn in opaue languidness live locked within self imposed isolation and disguise their torments with overwrought refinement and menacing politeness The title of this novelette Reflections in a Golden Eye evokes the mismatched glances the missed opportunities of crossed looks that never found each other It s in the eye where the seed of unresolved passions remains embedded where a primal and inexplicable fixation for the other is fostered where unconsummated lust clouds discernment in the threshold of desire A peacock of a sort of ghastly green With one immense golden eye And in it the reflections of something tiny and grotesue 86 The symphonic motifs played in The Heart is a Lonely Hunter are revisited in this novella They might be accused of lacking in thematic magnitude if compared to McCullers opera prima but the dismal melody of her prose seeps in relentlessly subjugating the reader taking him to the pit of human desolation and leaving him alone with the discordant echoes of characters who live trapped within themselves and are incapable to communicate in a claustrophobic setting which in turn gives shape to the ongoing metaphor that condemns the societal hierarchy of the American South of the thirties Yes we have encountered this theme before but the masterful precision in design and the deliberate structure of the work at hand that leads to a dramatically distilled outcome offers a nuanced reading experience of a reflective order than McCullers famous masterpiece The result is this brutal short story which is much than a Greek Tragedy played by misshapen creatures It is a mirror refracting the Sense of absolute Dread that plagues mankind s existence and dyes inexorable darkness with forged gold Towards a Comprehensive Theory of Human Learning remorse that goes along with secret liaisons inner frustrations and The Illusion of Gods Presence repressed sexual preferences With the Folk Tales From The Soviet Union rigidness of the secluded military system and the inherent loneliness in hermetic marriages imposed by social convention as a backdrop Not The Hot Chick resentments and obsessions will fester in contained aggressiveness and will inevitably escalate towards a virulent eruptionCaptain Penderton wrestles against his strong attraction to men in self loathing while his wife Leonora has an affair with Major Morris Langdon Officer Williams performs nocturnal voyeuristic Pegged and Plugged at the Club rituals in a state of trance Tunnel Through Time revealing his suppressed fascination for the female sexAlison Langdon s mental state is fragile after a traumatic event and is Game of Bimbofication, Part 3 repelled by her husband s dalliance with LeonoraWorthy of a Tennessee Williams play these excessively temperamental anomalous and aimless characters drawn in opaue languidness live locked within self imposed isolation and disguise their torments with overwrought Game of Bimbofication, Part 2 refinement and menacing politeness The title of this novelette Reflections in a Golden Eye evokes the mismatched glances the missed opportunities of crossed looks that never found each other It s in the eye where the seed of unresolved passions Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions, Vol. 1 of 5 remains embedded where a primal and inexplicable fixation for the other is fostered where unconsummated lust clouds discernment in the threshold of desire A peacock of a sort of ghastly green With one immense golden eye And in it the The Fatima Century reflections of something tiny and grotesue 86 The symphonic motifs played in The Heart is a Lonely Hunter are Leah Starrs Revenge revisited in this novella They might be accused of lacking in thematic magnitude if compared to McCullers opera prima but the dismal melody of her prose seeps in Pieces 8 (Pieces, relentlessly subjugating the Time Flies and Other Short Plays reader taking him to the pit of human desolation and leaving him alone with the discordant echoes of characters who live trapped within themselves and are incapable to communicate in a claustrophobic setting which in turn gives shape to the ongoing metaphor that condemns the societal hierarchy of the American South of the thirties Yes we have encountered this theme before but the masterful precision in design and the deliberate structure of the work at hand that leads to a dramatically distilled outcome offers a nuanced Fall (VIP Book 3) (English Edition) reading experience of a Drawing Dead (Faolan OConnor Book 1) reflective order than McCullers famous masterpiece The Trails & Tales of Yosemite & the Central Sierra result is this brutal short story which is much than a Greek Tragedy played by misshapen creatures It is a mirror Chinas Son refracting the Sense of absolute Dread that plagues mankind s existence and dyes inexorable darkness with forged gold


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 possibilit

  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 carry with them making them act irrationally on an objective level while being

  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 lonelines

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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 soldier and a servant—as they are alternately drawn to and repulsed by

  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 ca

  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 pe

  7. says:

    I am humbled once again by the familiarity of Carson McCullers with pain loneliness and alienation the dark thread that ties

  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

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    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

  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 60