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Back is, according to Jeremy Treglown in his introduction, "Henry Green's most extended attempt to plumb the world of the hunted - and haunted". First published in 1946, it has indeed remained one of Green's most haunting, elegiac novels and one of the most enduring to have focused on the individual human tragedy of the war.

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Overview

Back is, according to Jeremy Treglown in his introduction, "Henry Green's most extended attempt to plumb the world of the hunted - and haunted". First published in 1946, it has indeed remained one of Green's most haunting, elegiac novels and one of the most enduring to have focused on the individual human tragedy of the war.

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Editorial Reviews

V. S. Pritchett
Green belongs to the mad tradition in English literature—Sterne, Carroll, Firbank, and Mrs. Woolf.
New York Herald Tribune
“Nobody writes novels quite like Henry Green . . . His characters . . .
dance to a tune of his own as precise and stylized as a sonata.”
Anthony Burgess
“Green's books remain solid and glittering as gems.”
V. S. Pritchett
“Green belongs to the mad tradition in English literature—Sterne, Carroll, Firbank, and Mrs. Woolf.”
From the Publisher

"The best writer of his time."-Rebecca West

Dalkey Archive Press

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781407066127
  • Publisher: Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/31/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • File size: 262 KB

Meet the Author

Henry Green is the pen-name for Henry Vincent Yorke, the son of a prosperous Midlands industrialist. He was born near Tewkesbury in 1905 and was educated at Eton and Oxford, where he wrote his first novel, Blindness, published in 1926. He entered the family business on the factory-floor, and went on to run the firm while writing eight other novels (all to be reissued as Harvill paperbacks). For Angus Wilson he was "one of the few really considerable English novelists of our time", while W.H. Auden considered him to be "the finest living English novelist". Henry Green died in 1973.

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