Eudora Welty, “A Curtain of Green”. Eudora Welty (–) From Eudora Welty: Stories, Essays, & Memoir. Detail from Work out in. 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. Isolation in Eudora Welty’s “A Curtain of Green”. Kilari Chandrasekhar. English, Vignan Institute of Technology and Science, Deshmukhi, Andhra Pradesh, India.

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Tedious, pointless, and annoying.

Everybody passing by thinks that he looks quite as if he thinks his parents had him just to show they could. Marblehall had a child! Often, I found myself impressed with how good the writing was.

A Curtain of Green and Other Stories by Eudora Welty

I don’t know anything about Eudora Welty’s life and maybe she was actually a lovely woman, but from A Curtain of Green all I can think is that she hated humanity and her only fascination was evil.

Raising her hoe above him, she finds herself on the brink of killing Jamey; the young black man, as he works in the garden with her. The characters in these stories are memorable, and the stories themselves are some of the most influential short fiction from the early twentieth century.

These stories are curtxin the early s and feel much more polished and modern than that. But the story, a chilling little piece, is plenty interesting. There is nothing in the least vulgar or frustrated in Miss Welty’s mind.

Welty’s true love was literature, not photography, and she soon devoted her energy to writing fiction. Both O’Connor and Welty write a lapidary prose, inlayed with irony and humor and inscribed with the characters—many of them grefn people their Deep South.


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Though her prose is restrained, her pity is palpable. I recommend this collection for its diversity of subject matter: Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Full of challenges that she had to overcome while still keeping her dignity.

Curtain of Green is a collection of short stories by Eudora Welty. In this collection the two most traditionally When one hears someone speaking of great Southern writers it is usually Faulkner, O’Connor, and Welty who are spoken of in the same breath, especially of the gothic genre.

These stories offer an extraordinary range of mood, pace, tone, and variety of material. Want to Read saving…. Welty certainly understood people. A farm lay quite visible, like a white stone in water, among the stretches of deep woods in their colorless dead leaf.

Aug 30, Melki rated it really liked it Shelves: Jan 23, Mike Goldstein rated it really liked it. In Annie Hall, Woody Allen explains how he thinks everyone can be divided up into the horrible and the miserable. Aug 25, Yve rated it did not like it Shelves: I first read it in college, and read it again in this collection.

At other times, I felt like she was trying too hard, and it was like slogging through a mire of curtaain. She saw their foibles, and she saw them at their best.


Welty sets the majority of the stories in A Curtain of Green in the late nineteen-twenties to early nineteen-forties South, and the title story is no exception.

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At the end of each story, I was left feeling like I had seen the shimmering outline of something potentially greenn nothing more. 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 Since there is no defined feminine writing, women are able to think outside the restrictions gredn paper and pen and are free to write creatively through other means.

They desperately need audiences. Is Sister unaware of how contentious she actually is? During the s, Welty worked as curtani photographer for the Works Progress Administration, a job that sent her all over the state of Mississippi photographing people from all economic and social classes.

Was it not possible to compensate? In these stories, Welty looks at the state of Mississippi through the eyes of its inhabitants, the common people, both black and white, and presents a realistic view of the racial relations that existed at the time. Why I Live at the P. Open Preview See a Problem? The tone that was so perfect for grene little girl running around underfoot seemed confused when used as an omniscient narrator’s voice.