Reflections in a Golden Eye

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Penguin Books Limited, Apr 26, 2012 - Fiction - 128 pages
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McCullers' second novel, REFLECTIONS IN A GOLDEN EYE, is set on a Southern army base in the 1930s, REFLECTIONS 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.

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User Review  - stevesmits - LibraryThing

Reflections in a Golden Eye is in the "Southern Gothic" genre that McCullers and other southern writers produced in the mid-twentieth century (q.v. Flannery O'Connor and William Faulkner). For some ... Read full review

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User Review  - DanielAlgara - LibraryThing

The bio in the sleeve compared McCullers to Hemingway. Umm...No. There are flashes of good writing around a pretty bland story told with what I've come to call arms-length prose. The writer simply ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Carson McCullers was born in 1917. She is the critically acclaimed author of several popular novels in the 1940s and '50s, including The Member of the Wedding (1946). Her novels frequently depicted life in small towns of the southeastern United States and were marked by themes of loneliness and spiritual isolation. McCullers suffered from ill health most of her adult life, including a series of strokes that began when she was in her 20s; she died at the age of 50. The Member of the Wedding was dramatized for the stage in the 1950s and filmed in 1952 and 1997. Other films based on her books are Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967, with Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando), The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1968, starring Alan Arkin) and The Ballad of the Sad Café (1991).

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