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Reflections in a golden eye

By: McCullers, Carson

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series
0141184450 / 9780141184456
Paperback
813.52
29/03/2001
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England
Classics
20 cm 124 p.
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Reprint. Originally published: New York: New Directions, 1941; London: Cresent, 1942.

'A masterpiece . . . as mature and finished as Henry James's The Turn of the Screw' TimeSet on a Southern army base in the 1930s, Reflections in a Golden Eye tells the story of Captain Penderton, a bisexual whose life is upset by the arrival of Major Langdon, a charming womanizer who has an affair with Penderton's tempestuous and flirtatious wife, Leonora.

Upon the novel's publication in 1941, reviewers were unsure of what to make of its relatively scandalous subject matter.

But a critic for Time magazine wrote, "In almost any hands, such material would yield a rank fruitcake of mere arty melodrama.

But Carson McCullers tells her tale with simplicity, insight, and a rare gift of phrase." Written during a time when McCullers's own marriage to Reeves was on the brink of collapse

BIC:

FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), FC Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

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