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by Henry Green

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

Editorial Reviews

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.”
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.”
From the Publisher
"The skillful coupling of love talk and office terminology, the dexterous handling of characters who seem at first glance to be picked bone clean but who turn into cream, and the view of a world just a little off center make Back a delightful, wispy and original experience." —Kirkus

"Writing that shines with wit and good humor." —Time

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Dalkey Archive Press
Publication date:
British Literature Series
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Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Rebecca West
The best writer of his time.
Anthony Burgess
Green's books remain solid and glittering as gems.

Meet the Author

Henry Green (1905–1973) was the pen name of Henry Vincent Yorke. Born near Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire, England, he was educated at Eton and Oxford before working in his family’s engineering firm for most of his life while also writing novels. During World War II Green served on the London Fire Brigade. He wrote nine novels between 1926 and 1952, including Caught and Back, which NYRB Classics will also reissue in Fall 2016. In future seasons, NYRB will publish an additional six novels by Green. 

Deborah Eisenberg is the author of four collections of short stories and a play, Pastorale. She is the winner of the 2000 Rea Award for the Short Story, a Whiting Writers' Award, a Lannan Foundation Fellowship, and five O. Henry Awards. The Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg won the 2011 PEN/Faulkner Award. She lives in New York City.

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