Reflections in a Golden Eye

Reflections in a Golden Eye

by Carson McCullers


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618084753
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 09/28/2000
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 1,249,867
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.41(d)

About the Author

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).

Date of Birth:

February 19, 1917

Date of Death:

November 29, 1967

Place of Birth:

Columbus, Georgia

Place of Death:

Nyack, New York


Columbia University and New York University, 1935

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Reflections in a Golden Eye 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
McCullers' Reflections in a Golden Eye was a wonderful yet depressing book about the complexity of human relationships. Although McCullers' writing style is simple, there is so much meaning underlying the story. Many sentences struck me as exquisitely beautiful and eerily truthful. Her insight into human tendency and the workings of the human mind is unlike any author I have read yet. It is a short book and I could not put it down. This book is definitely worth your attention.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a subtle book, but one I wanted to read again as soon as I finished. The story is somewhat simple in its structure, but extrordinarily complex once you consider the motives and interactions of the characters.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The previous critic needs to learn how to review a book-- that review was insipid, lousy, and unclear-- give the book a chance, it's an edgy classic
chichyJakMysz on LibraryThing 29 days ago
A definite favorite. McCullers' work usually gets 5 stars from me.
whitewavedarling on LibraryThing 29 days ago
This novella was a bit slow and a bit unbelievable, but not a bad story to escape into for a few hours. At times it did seem somewhat heavyhanded though, particularly for McCullers' standards. In general, I'd say it's an intersting work, worth reading if you're looking for a piece of southern literature to escape into or if you enjoy her other works (as I do), but probably not something you'll come back to for a second or third read.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book lacked a plot, and failed to capture my attention. The character development was poor and the symbolism was very poorly used. The symbolism was also very confusing. For example, a man's sexuality was somehow related to a horse. I would strongly suggest not wasting your time on this novel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was an incredibly strange and unexpected book. I do not know really what to say about it except that it was not too good, and the storyline was uneven and did not seem to have too much of a point.