Reflections in a golden eye

McCullers, Carson

| 2000

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'A masterpiece . . . as mature and finished as Henry James's The Turn of the Screw' Time Set 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

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Camilla Nilsson

2013-12-12

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Det hr r den sista i en radda av McCullers-bcker som jag har lst, och mjligtvis den bsta ocks - en vldigt stark fyra! Den suggestiva och mrka stmningen r fascinerande och drog in mig redan frn frsta sidan. Det finns en aura av undantryckta tankar och knslor och destruktiv sensualitet/sexualitet. De icke s frtckta queera inslagen bidrar med ytterligare en dimension till detta. Nsta projekt blir att lsa Strange Bodies av Sarah Gleeson-White som behandlar genus och identitet, i McCullers romaner, genom ett filter av det groteska men ocks subversiva.

Tor von Geijer

2009-09-17

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Samuel Karlsson

2009-04-28

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Carson McCullers chokerade vrlden och sin familj med sin nakna skildrin om sexuellt missanpassade individer p en militrfrlggning i sdern. Starka skildringar uppblandat med svart humor. En riktig sprkfest.