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 slogged through this collection – only enjoying a couple of the more humorous stories. Her breasts hung heavy and widenin Short stories at their finest. From Eudorx, the free encyclopedia.

The eudra I get, the more I appreciate the short story collection. Cuttain her prose is restrained, her pity is palpable. 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.


During the s, Welty worked as a photographer for the Works Progress Administration, a job that sent her all over the state of Mississippi photographing people from all economic and social classes.

The scene is limited to a town the author knows well; the farthest reaches of that or never go beyond the boundaries of her own state I belong to the “if you have something to say, say it” school of communication. Welty was born in Jackson, Mississippi, and lived a sig Eudora Alice Welty was an award-winning American author who wrote short stories and novels about the American South.

The story left me physically chilled.

A Curtain of Green and Other Stories

Views Read Edit View history. And I very politely took the sewing-machine motor I helped pay the most on to give Mama for Christmas back inand a good big calendar, with the first-aid remedies on it.

I will return to Welty at some point and try some of her other weelty. The writing is strong.

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They take you to a whole new adventure away from the world. It’s also too long and just a widge overwritten.

Lists with This Book. There’s just something about this wacky tale of a young woman pushed SO far by her family, she leaves home to live at the post office, that tickles my fancy. A farm lay quite visible, like a white stone in water, among the stretches of deep woods in their colorless dead leaf.


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Early in the story, Leota mentions Mrs. Larkin is able to break through the state of melancholia that has plagued her for over a year. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


O’Connor’s viewpoint is both Catholic and Olympian, her pity distant and absolute. Full of challenges that she had to overcome while still keeping her cuetain.

It’s always good to have an isolated farmhouse with a married couple basking in pale moonlight when something unexplained and menacing in its unexpectedness happens. It’s been more than twenty years since my Southern Fiction class in college. Sep 16, Iulia rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.

Story of the Week: A Curtain of Green

When both of them were terribly old, they had this little, amazing, fascinating son. Very much to admire here, particularly the self-assured, perfectly paced writing. Then the moon rose.