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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But they are all very human. Welty, though, looks past race, not overtly focusing on the subject, and sees Mississippi as what it is. This is a collection of 17 short stories, with characters ranging off poor white trash and decayed gentry to traveling salesmen and musicians.

A Curtain of Green and Other Stories

One Writer’s Beginnings It’s a first book, though, and no matter how hard one tries, there is the inevitability of imperfection and probability of overexuberance.

Either way, there it is.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. In Welty, a character’s flaws—although explored welt devastating precision–reveal our common humanity. In this collection the two most traditionally revered stories are dudora title story as dudora as the final story called ” A Worn Path.

She is a very good author. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Retrieved April 8, I just can’t wait for the evening where I can relax after work with coffee on one hand and the entire collection of Welty’s stories on the other.

I am not sure I can choose a favorite. Clytie kills herself staring into her own reflection in the water. Some readers may find some of the stories offensive. 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.


He thinks Natchez people do nothing themselves, and really, most of them have done or could do the same thing. This collection encapsulates the famous Death of a Traveling Salesman. Curtaln see a petrified man, a man whose food digests in his joints and turns to stone.

Together, Leota and Mrs. The two stories I rate the highest are back to back in the book. Despite this and the general recognition that she is one of the great authors, I never read much of her work. Curhain using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. One of weltt items ships sooner than the other. Overcoming Melancholia through Writing. I just can’t wait for the evening where I can relax after work with coffee on one hand and the entire collection of Welty I read this as part of the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge.

Highly entertaining and a classic by all means.

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Feb 09, Anne Monfort rated it did not like it. Greem makes up the majority of the action but it is the descriptions of a slowly changing southern atmosphere that gives real weight to the collection. Unfortunately, despite avoiding lit. The characters in these stories are memorable, and the stories themselves are some of the most influential short fiction from the early twentieth century. Every day he is slowly and expensively dressed and taken tot he Catholic school.

Other stories from this collection hit the same kinds of spots. The scene is limited to a town the author knows well; the farthest reaches of that scene never go beyond the boundaries of her own state And I very politely took the sewing-machine motor I helped pay the most on to give Mama for Christmas back inand a good big calendar, with the first-aid remedies on it.

Home About Subscribe to feed. And everywhere, grace abounds. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Then the rain starts, and she puts the hoe down. But I have really enjoyed these short stories.

She does more than that in actually plunging her head into the barrel of rainwater, but it starts out as feeling mesmerized with her reflection. That rain could be seen as cleansing, but it could also be eudpra as feeding the garden, the disarray of plants and emotions that are already beyond her control.


Now, that should be taken in context with the reputation that precedes it, the writing is fine, some of the stories are interesting, but it certainly is not at the level of Faulkner.

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This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. A Curtain of Green both introduced and established Eudora Welty as in instinctive genius of short fiction, and in this groundbreaking collection, which includes “Powerhouse” and “Keela, dudora Outcast Indian Maiden,” are the first great works of a great American writer.

Often, I found myself impressed with how good the writing was. 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 discover this new author pleases us more than curtaih. I expected to ewlty Eudora Welty’s writing but was disappointed. Marian just shrugs away and runs, truly disturbed by the whole encounter. These stories are from the early s and feel much more polished and modern than that.

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I can’t quite explain why I prefer all of these writers to Faulkner. Jul 14, Vel Veeter rated it really liked it Shelves: 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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