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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Women must find additional ways to write their bodies. It was important not for what happened but for what it taught her about herself. He does what he does. Fletcher is a woman extremely concerned with appearances.

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And that’s just her portrayal eusora white people, because her few instances of black characters are even more one-dimensional, reliant on racist cliches, and uncomfortable to read another similarity to Faulkner.

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This book was disappointing and I felt like I was dragging through the last pages just to finish it. He did well to make it as long as he did. Her eyes were blue with age. But usually, on a sentence by sentence level, and even paragraph by paragraph, I thought In Annie Hall, Woody Allen explains how he thinks everyone can be divided up into the horrible and the miserable. This story’s gardener, like the writer, confronts the dark irrationality of human experience and attempts to deal with that irrationality.


Most have dialogue between characters, but others seem to be narrative accounts. One of the best works of southern short fiction you can read. I find it fascinating that Welty, who spend so much time focused on photographing the faces of the Depression, would have written this story. 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.

The tone was perfect for a little girl observing the bustle of her elders around her.

Alfred rated it liked it. Marblehall, placing his small boooted foot on a little green worm, while they stop and wait on him. I put Eudor The older I get, the more I appreciate the short story collection. Miss Welty puts an incredible amount of feeling into her stories, but is not afraid to allow the charming or even picayune to provide distraction from the gravity surrounding. They certainly do wslty to inspire Marian toward a life of charitable acts. If you are even thinking of taking up the pen, you need to read it and stand, sit, or lie prostrate in awe.

This is a collection of 17 short stories, with characters ranging from poor white trash and decayed gentry to traveling salesmen and musicians. That’s a perfect collection.

I slogged through this collection – only enjoying a couple of the more humorous stories. This is the last story in A Curtain of Green.

I simply do not understand those who say that I should ponder their meaning. Feb 12, Betty rated it really liked it.


A Curtain of Green and Other Stories by Eudora Welty

Her legs lay prone one on the other like shadowed bulwarks, uneven and deserted, upon which, from the man’s hand, the sand piled higher like the teasing threat of oblivion. The New York Times.

Pike identifies the petrified man as an imposter, a man named Mr. Highly entertaining and a classic by all means. I keep thinking Welty is verging on something that could be called Southern Gothic, but she stops short. My apologies to Mark Cox for using the title of one of his poems for the title of x blog post. Since the death of her husband, Mrs. As is the case with outstanding fiction, I also see new elements in the stories each time I reread them.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Welty certainly understood people. It’s a chestnut now, it was a chestnut then, and it’s damn good and hilarious. My admiration for Flannery O’Connor led me to Eudora Welty, but now I find that Welty–both as a writer and a person–is someone whom I both admire and love.

The story is about Phoenix, wellty about eidora child. Alas, I believe that while I might have been tricked, the salesman is indeed dead. By currtain to use this website, you agree to their use. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.