One of the strangest stories in the collection is the title story, “A Curtain of Green”, a key source of tension between Welty and her mother-their efforts to protect. One of the most striking aspects of Eudora Welty’s literary technique is her In “A Curtain of Green,” Welty once again develops a theme that appears in. A Curtain of Green: and Other Stories [Eudora Welty, Katherine Anne Porter] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This is the first collection of.

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The quirky characters never became anything more than dolls in each panorama Welty painstakingly arranged. They certainly do nothing to inspire Marian toward grsen life of charitable acts. Each sentence taken on its own is still charming, but as a whole they fail to construct a compelling story. O’Connor’s viewpoint is both Catholic and Olympian, her pity distant and absolute.

Her eyes were blue with age. Contact Contact Us Help. Ironically, I seem to enjoy the foremost female writers more than Faulkner, who seems to be the most recognized and the standard bearer for Southern Gothic.

When both of them were terribly old, they had this little, amazing, fascinating son. See and discover other items: Ships from and sold by Amazon. This is the first collection written by Eudora now my favorite welhy of all time.


It’s always good to have an isolated farmhouse with a married curtaain basking in pale moonlight when something unexplained and menacing in its unexpectedness happens. Most of the inter-city transportaion was by train, people had radios if they had electricityroads were unimproved, and many people were scratching to get by.

This is why I am a Welty devotee. She worked as a photographer during the Depression and published her first book, a collection of short stories, in Marblehall, placing his small boooted foot on a little green worm, cyrtain they stop and wait on him. Pike, even though Mrs.

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People tend to reach out to the grieving to make themselves feel better. The stories subtly combine myth and reality to create portraits of odd, but undeniable, beauty. Jan 23, Mike Goldstein rated it really liked it. That, laddies and gentlewomen, is damn near inconceivable to today’s publishing professionals. Raising her hoe above him, she finds herself on the brink of killing Jamey; the young black man, as he works in the garden with her.

I felt like I was reading about literary marionettes, not humans, and I got hardly any emotion out of it other than boredom and faint disgust.

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The moonlight crossed everything, and lay upon the darkest shape of all, the farmhouse where the lamp had just been blown out.

A slow, repetitious sound I had been hearing for a long time unconsciously, I identified as a continuous laugh which came through the openness pouched mouth of the woman. In my later years I have gone back and read some of that material and have enjoyed some cuetain it.


The truth is, most of these stories bored me. Very much to admire here, particularly the self-assured, perfectly paced writing. Lists with This Book.

She did have a unique way of seeing the world. The New York Times. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

A Curtain of Green and Other Stories by Eudora Welty

In the best of them, it was like a written version of a Diane Arbus photo. They are traveling salesmen, beau ‘Why I Live at the P. And everywhere, grace abounds. This page was last edited on 26 Novemberat This site uses cookies. Miss Welty definitely had a way with words but I require more from lf story than the artistry of edora language and the drawing of characters.

She’s worth a look. At other times, I felt like she was trying too hard, and it was like slogging through a mire of similes. Showing of 9 reviews.

This one is wholly its own.