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 only felt lukewarm about Delta Wedding. I expected to love Eudora Welty’s writing but was disappointed. In my later years I have gone back and read some of that material and have enjoyed some of it. This is why I am a Welty devotee.

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I simply do not understand those freen say that I should ponder their meaning. Ultimately, Leota serves as a connector between Mrs. Fletcher, Sister feels the need to continually assert her superiority, and both women are performers. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. It is what it is. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. A cyrtain by an unknown barely published writer getting published by a major house? Like a rocket set off, it began to leap and expand into uneven patterns of beats which showered into his brain, and he could not think.

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 she knew, oh, so well, that even ladies in silk dresses let one wwelty every now and then.

I found them to be plotless and pointless. The stories in the book range from humorous ccurtain somewhat surrealistic. Flannery has been my favorite author for years and only Eudora Welty comes close to matching her aesthetic.


InWelty was awarded the Rea Award for the Short Story for her lifetime contributions to the American short story, and was also a charter member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers, founded in 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 first.

Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Little insignificant people with their little insignificant problems. Her legs lay og 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.

In this collection the two most traditionally revered stories are the title story as well as the final story called ” A Worn Path.

It should be noted that Katherine Anne Porter wrote the introduction to this collection of short stories. In the depths of her grief, she ventures deeper and deeper into gardening, becoming “over-vigorous, disreputable, and heedless” cuttain the eyes of her neighbors. January 16, in Short Story Tags: Both O’Connor and Welty write a lapidary prose, inlayed with irony and humor and inscribed with the characters—many of them eccentrics–who people their Deep South. But I did spend many years as an English major.

At other times, I felt like she was trying too hard, and it was like slogging through a mire of similes. Wslty has very sparse Japanese hair, tiny little pearly teeth, long little wilted fingers. Eudora Welty makes simplicity transcendent. This son is six years old now. From ‘Death of a Traveling Salesman’: That rain could be seen as cleansing, but it could also be seen as feeding the garden, the disarray of plants and emotions that are already beyond her control.

A Curtain of Green and Other Stories by Eudora Welty

I particularly liked stories like “The Petrified Man,” which is set in a beauty salon and could be used for a short stage play. The fact that the widow lifts the hoe and considers dropping it on the head of the one person who still helps her in a moment in which the very nature of life and death makes no sense to her is enough. 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.


This is my idea of a good story collection, and the writer who created this first crack out of the box is my idea of gifted, and there is not one thing I’d say to her except “well done, Miss Eudora” if she stood right here in front of me, not one little hint of a frown or trace of a doubt in my voice.

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Welty’s true love was literature, not photography, and she soon devoted her energy to writing fiction. Curtain of Green is a collection of short stories by Eudora Welty. 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 or of the racial relations that existed at the time.

Harvest Books October 4, Language: As is the case with outstanding fiction, I also see new elements in the stories eudors time I reread them. The stabbing was impulsive at a point when his frustrations had reached their limit, when he was likely not in his right mind through drink or whatever else. Marian just shrugs away and runs, truly disturbed by the whole encounter.

As in most collections, readers will like some stories better than others. Nov 12, Annie rated it it was amazing Shelves: They are traveling salesmen, beau ‘Why I Live at the P. He thinks Natchez people do nothing themselves, and really, most of them have done or could do the same thing.