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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 Amber 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 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 Story


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, North Carolina where Reeves had found some work There, and in Fayetteville, North Carolina, she wrote her first novel, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, in the Southern Gothic tradition The title, suggested by McCullers s editor, was taken from Fiona MacLeod s poem The Lonely Hunter However, many including Carson McCullers claim she wrote in the style of Southern Realism, a genre inspired by Russian Realism The novel itself was interpreted as an anti fascist book Altogether she published eight books The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter 1940 , written at the age of twenty three, Reflections in a Golden Eye 1941 , and The Member of the Wedding 1946 , are the best known The novella The Ballad of the Sad Cafe 1951 also depicts loneliness and the pain of unrequited love She was an alumna of Yaddo in Saratoga, New York The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter was filmed in 1968 with Alan Arkin in the lead role Reflections in a Golden Eye was directed by John Huston 1967 , starring Marlon Brando and Elizabeth Taylor Some of the film was shot in New York City and on Long Island, where Huston was permitted to use an abandoned Army installation Many of the interiors and some of the exteriors were done in Italy I first met Carson McCullers during the war when I was visiting Paulette Goddard and Burgess Meredith in upstate New York, said Huston in An Open Book 1980 Carson lived nearby, and one day when Buzz and I were out for a walk she hailed us from her doorway She was then in her early twenties, and had already suffered the first of a series of strokes I remember her as a fragile thing with great shining eyes, and a tremor in her hand as she placed it in mine It wasn t palsy, rather a quiver of animal timidity But there was nothing timid or frail about the manner in which Carson McCullers faced life And as her afflictions multiplied, she only grew stronger After lifelong health problems including severe alcoholism, McCullers died of brain hemorrhage.



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 themselves, and when the disaster has defined itself there is the feeling of having understood beforehand in some supernatural way From page one of this st


  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 according to the specific haunting that makes up their identity It also reads like a crime story running backwards, for we know from page one that o


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    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, resen


  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 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 written in h


  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 queer as well Carson s indignant father waited all night on the front porch of their Starke Avenue home to greet th


  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


  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 base somewhere in GeorgiaI am so immersed in my characters that their motives are my own Whe


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    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 comparatively happier


  9. 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, beautiful and sad Nothing like


  10. 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 andmetaphorical lyrical aspects t


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