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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 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 uestionable usage say four or five instances where another word choice would have been better the book is a wonder And at 127 pages you can read it in one sitting The book holds us in thrall Highly recommended

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Reflections in a Golden Eye

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 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 জামশেদ মুস্তফির হাড় 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

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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. 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 wayFrom page one of this strange little book there is a sense of impending doom hovering over the reader straight through to the very last page As one would expect from Carson McCullers this book speaks of loneliness and isolation It also brings us into a world of obsession Each character stands out with their eccentricities You re not going to find a single one towards whom you can extend a bit of hope You will not want to sit down and share all your dreams and sorrows with them Unlike my favorite McCullers novel The Heart is a Lonely Hunter there are no John Singers or Mick Kellys The participants of this tragedy were two officers a soldier two women a Filipino and a horseThe story takes place at a southern army base during what I assume to be the 1930s One character on the surface serves as a Peeping Tom of sorts This in itself was enough to give me the creeps But as our voyeur peers through the windows so do we spy on the lives of this group of tormented human beings Sexual repression of both the homosexual and the heterosexual nature is emphasized When an individual is not allowed to be him or herself what are the repercussions If one must keep secret his or her desires the results will eventually reverberate across all the players Using the military post as the stage is a perfect way to illustrate the effects as this is a closed and disciplined community A discussion between two of the officers illuminates the conflict best You mean that any fulfillment obtained at the expense of normalcy is wrong and should not be allowed to bring happiness In short it is better because it is morally honorable for the suare peg to keep scraping about the round hole rather than to discover and use the unorthodox suare that would fit it Why you put it exactly rightI ll leave the rest for you to discover on your own This novel does not uite soar to the heights of my favorite McCullers novel Nevertheless she was a brilliant author and I highly recommend any of her work She writes of the outcast and the isolation of the human soul like no one else Don t expect to be uplifted after reading one of her works but do expect to be fully satisfied


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 moment

  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 perfectly logical accor

  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 preference

  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 southern fort during WWII the nearly plotless novel follows a small cast of characters—two office

  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 She had been a “nigger lover” in her first book he said and now she had proven herself “a ueer” as well Carson’s indignan

  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 hus

  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 unsuccesful hunters for love in a mill town and now with the officers and their consorts on an army

  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 i

  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 Capot

  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 6

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