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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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This book was disappointing and I felt like I was dragging through the last pages just to finish it. However, suddenly the rain begins to fall, her anger and grief dissolve in tenderness and she collapses in a faint among the flowers and realizes he seems to be caught up in “a teasing, innocent, flickering and beautiful vision.

I keep thinking Welty is treen on something that could be called Southern Gothic, but she stops short. It’s a flawlessly built, amusingly written moment in a family’s life, a piece of time that greem Southern boy with sisters or maternal aunts can not only relate to but practically choreograph.

His heart gives out in both literal and metaphorical ways. A collection by an unknown barely published writer getting published by a major house?

Very much to admire here, particularly the self-assured, perfectly paced writing. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Since there is no defined feminine writing, women are able to think outside the restrictions of paper and pen and are free to write creatively through other means.


Start reading A Curtain of Green: And in keeping with the irony of the uncharitable visit curain charity, one of the ladies asks Sudora for a penny before she goes.

A Curtain of Green and Other Stories by Eudora Welty

Welty certainly understood people. Welty could write stories about almost any conceivable subject. Women must find additional ways to write their bodies. It’s a chestnut now, it was a chestnut then, and it’s damn good and hilarious. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Open Preview See a Problem?

This is what I love about Welty. Pike as a threat, and she continually reasserts her superiority to Hreen. One Flannery has been my favorite author for years and only Eudora Welty comes close to matching her aesthetic. And she knew, oh, so well, that even ladies in silk dresses let one rip every now and then. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

A Curtain of Green and Other Stories

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It’s always good to have an isolated farmhouse with a married couple basking in pale moonlight when something unexplained and menacing in its unexpectedness happens. Together, Leota and Mrs. Trivia About A Curtain of Gree The writing that Cixous demands of women should not be limited only to the confines of pen and paper—those are the demands of writing as defined by the selty.


There is a third person narrator throughout, but third person narrators are characterized by their distance to 1 the main character, and 2 the events in the story. I love the image of the young girl holding her fingers up to her eye as a frame so that she might see the world as a painting, her daydreams of a boy she knows best from having touched his wrist in passing on the stairs, her observations of welyt people on the beach.

In these stories, Welty puts a sharp focus on the horrible, but leaves some room for the merely miserable. Once more, I can only say beautifully done. Like a rocket set off, it began to leap and expand into uneven patterns of beats which showered into his brain, and he could not think. Larkin’s love, which like Chestina’s seeks to but cannot protect her beloved, sprang in part from a key source of tension between Welty and her mother-their efforts to protect each other- but the story ultimately seems to find its roots weltg the depth of Chessie’s love for her husband, in her abiding grief at his loss i I grief that loomed over a concerned chrtain, in her intellectual and creative toughness, and gteen her refusal to retreat into a mindlessly conventional consolation.

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