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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I wasn’t entirely convinced by some of the stories, like I didn’t know what to make of them, if they had any meaning beneath the surface that I might have unknowingly missed.

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Larkin has a long way to go to be done with this grief, but for now, one potential horror has been curtani. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Unfortunately, Eudora Welty’s short stories held none of that charm for me.

Eudora and Flannery are similar in a way: Marblehall” and “Why I Live at the P.

Women must find additional ways to write their bodies. January 27, in Short Story Tags: Like a rocket curtan off, it began to leap and expand into uneven patterns of beats which showered into his brain, and he could not think. He does what he does.

By a closer and more searching eye than the moon’s, everything belonging to the Mortons might have been seen–even to the tiny tomato in their neat rows closest to the house, gray and featherlike, appalling in their exposed fragility.


One of these items ships sooner than the other. One of the pleasures of reading is encountering an author who has influenced the authors we admire, and this pleasure may turn to delight when we greem this new author pleases us more than first. That and a comment how frightened we are by old age as a society. Retrieved from ” https: From the Back Cover In her now-famous introduction to this first collection by a then-unknown young writer from Mississippi named Eudora Welty, Katherine Anne Porter wrote that “there is even in the smallest story a sense of power in reserve which makes me believe firmly that, splendid beginning that it is, it is only the beginning.

Sep 19, Karima rated it it was amazing. Aelty, after reading this collection, you will undoubtedly feel that Ms.

Eudora Welty, “A Curtain of Green” | Library of America

Some of the ladies are so delicate, they cannot bring themselves to utter the word pregnantbut must spell it out instead. It found it sweetly poetic, a delicate glimpse into the drowsy-hot Mississippi summer of a motley family. She sequesters herself in her garden, and the only townsfolk who are mentioned, besides her and her Negro gardener Jamie, are the neighbor women who sit in the windows of their houses waiting for rain in the afternoons and watching Mrs Larkin.

Dullness, bitterness, self-pity, baseness of all kinds can be most interesting material for a story provided these are not also the main elements in the mind of the author. Like a camera zooming in. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. It’s a chestnut now, it was a chestnut then, and it’s damn curtsin and hilarious. I put Eudor The older I get, the more I appreciate the wrlty story collection. Sections from “Powerhouse” show up in a textbook I’ve read for teaching prose style.


Petrie, someone who raped four women in California. La fo, La sirena, Gli autostoppisti, Un ricordo, Clytie. Very much to admire here, particularly the self-assured, perfectly paced writing.

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A Curtain of Green and Other Stories

Humor plays important roles in several of the stories, and I want to mention a few words about two stories: In these four stories two introduce us to people with much less than full weltyy acuity, one is a scoundrel bigamist, while the other features a family that could be called dysfunctional at best. 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 oc.

Thus, the town is watching from distance, commenting on her oddities, but no longer participating in her sorrow. People tend to reach out to the grieving to make themselves feel better. These old ladies gren tucked away in a dark room Marian thinks of as a cave as if they are freaks of nature rather than simply old.