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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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.

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 in the depth of Chessie’s love for her husband, in her abiding grief at his loss i I grief that loomed over a concerned daughter, in her intellectual and creative toughness, and in her refusal to retreat into a mindlessly conventional consolation.

He has very sparse Japanese hair, tiny little pearly teeth, long little wilted fingers. Interesting stories and inevitably I will try some more of her writing but nothing in this book makes me want to hurry in doing so.

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Plot was secondary to an evocation of southern life, but that worked for the novel. Sep 19, Karima rated it it was amazing. The famous works deserve their fame but the real power lies within stories like “The Whistle” and “A Memory”. Larkin seeks not Chestina’s “well designed garden plot,” but seeks “to allow an over-flowering”; in the process, she finds that the garden provides not solace but immersion in a hostile force.


I’m currently reading The Warmth of Other Suns and am not finding stories of quirky white Southerners appealing right now. Larkin is able to break through the state of melancholia that has plagued her for over a year. This son is six years old now. A slow, repetitious sound I had been hearing for a long time unconsciously, I identified as a continuous laugh which came through the openness pouched mouth of the woman.

Welty was born in Jackson, Mississippi, and lived a significant portion of her life in the city’s Belhaven neighborhood, where her home has been preserved.

The stories subtly combine myth and reality to create portraits of odd, but undeniable, beauty.

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Her characters are just bursting with life. At other times, I felt like she was trying too hard, and it was like slogging through a mire of similes. I gave up after the first six stories. They are traveling salesmen, beauticians, murderers, and outspoken postmistresses.

This collection made me laugh Why I live at the P.

Everybody passing by thinks that he looks quite as if he thinks his parents had him just to show cutain could. Jan 23, Mike Goldstein rated it really liked it. Is Sister unaware of how contentious she actually is? Jul 14, Vel Veeter rated it really liked it Shelves: There are no suburban people in Welty’s stories, no strivers, just those that are afflicted in one way or another.

Pike, even though Mrs. 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, the Outcast Indian Maiden,” are the first great works of a great American writer.

Tra i racconti migliori: 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. With the first motion that she might make, I was afraid that she would slide down upon herself into a terrifying heap.


From ‘Death of a Traveling Salesman’: View all 4 comments. The tone that was so perfect for a little girl running around underfoot seemed confu I picked this up because years ago I had enjoyed Delta Wedding. Welty writes “A Worn Path” to show the reader that even though they aren’t an epic hero they can still have dignity in their life. Short stories at their finest. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Since the death of her husband, Mrs.

A Curtain of Green and Other Stories

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. I belong to the “if you have something to say, say it” school eufora communication. Humor plays important roles in several of the stories, and I want to mention a few words about two stories: Marblehall” and “Why I Live at the P.

One of the finest pieces in the collection is titled ” A Worn Path. Lists with This Book. Aug 30, Melki rated it really liked it Shelves: Larkin nor the arrangement of her garden.

Nov 12, Annie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. My admiration curfain Flannery O’Connor led me to Eudora Welty, but now I find curgain Welty–both as a writer and a person–is someone whom I both admire and love.

Mar 30, Richard Derus rated it really liked it.