Maud Evelyn Wyndham, was daughter of the second Baron Leconfield. During this time he gained the experience to write Livinghis second novel, which he worked on during and Adelaide Biddulph, also known as 'Dig'.
Apr 16, Michalle Gould rated it it was amazing This is such an exceptional book, beautifully strange and challenging and yet totally accessible at the same time. It seems to be happening as you are reading it because the writing is so simultaneously perfect and yet also natural and ever-changing.
There are sentences composed with such grace and originality that I kept having to close the book and look away and let them ripple in my mind like water disturbed by a stone.
This book will not be for everyone, but it is sort of like a combination This is such an exceptional book, beautifully strange and challenging and yet totally accessible at the same time. This book will not be for everyone, but it is sort of like a combination of Kafka and Austen, so if you think that would appeal to you, you must read it!
Read it right away! The premise of this Green novel is deceptively simple: Although Charley suffers from a severed leg for which he must wear a prosthesis, his greatest source of pain is the love that he lost while he was in that German prison camp. Rose, a woman with whom he was having a passionate love affair, dies from an illness before Charley is I received an ARC from the publisher via Edelweiss.
Rose, a woman with whom he was having a passionate love affair, dies from an illness before Charley is sent home. Charley is shell-shocked, grief-stricken and disoriented as he tries to settle into a job in London and reconnect with old acquaintances.
Grant who are also having a hard time dealing with the death of their daughter amidst sirens and bombings. As Charley is departing from this painful reunion, Mr. Grant gives him the address of a woman named Nance whom Mr. Grant requests that the young man look up while he is in London.
Charley works in the office of a manufacturing firm in London and when they send him a new secretary his emotions become further muddled. Green relates to us bits and pieces of what a character is thinking only through dialogue, which is oftentimes very sparse.
Charley in particular is a man of few words so it is difficult to understand what is really going on inside his head. But he seems, at times, attracted to Miss Pitter and unsure of how to proceed with her.
Green is a master at writing tragic characters who are awash in their sad fates. To complicate matters even further, Charley pays a visit to Nance who was recommended to him by Mr.
When Nance opens the door to greet Charley he faints dead away because Nance looks just like his Rose. Charley comes to the conclusion that Rose never really died but instead changed her hair color and moved to London to become a tart. He spends quite a bit of time thinking of a way to get her to confess that she really is Rose.
This is what the Roman poet Catullus would call a libellus, a little book, embedded within the story of Charley. He is too involved in his own issues to gain any type of perspective and it is only very slowly and gradually through love, understanding and patience that Charley begins to untangle his confused mind.
This is a brief but very engrossing novel.
It took me the better part of a week to read and absorb all that was going on in order to write these few words about it. Green uses the stress of World War II in order to highlight the madness and confusion into which a traumatized mind can so easily descend.Henry Green was the pen name of Henry Vincent Yorke.
Born in near Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire, England, he was educated at Eton and Oxford and went on to become managing director of an engineering business, writing novels in his spare heartoftexashop.coms: 2.
Extract From the Novel "Back" The relatively old extract from the novel "Back" was written by Henry Green in , is an exploration of a young man had been sent home from a prisoner's camp, and comes home to find that his wife is dead.
Back by Henry Green Back is the story of Charley Summers, who is back from the war and a POW camp having lost the woman he loved, Rose, to illness before he left and his leg to fighting. In other words, Charley has very little to come back to, only memories, and on top of that he has been deeply traumatized by his experience of war.5/5(1).
Extract From the Novel "Back" The relatively old extract from the novel "Back" was written by Henry Green in , is an exploration of a young man had been sent home from a prisoner's camp, and comes home to find that his wife is dead. "Back" by Henry Green is a well written and impressive story about a man returning from World War II to find his love Rose dead.
He is lame due to an injury in the war and has a /5(). Henry Green was the pen name of Henry Vincent Yorke (29 October – 13 December ), an English author best remembered for the novels Party Going, Living and heartoftexashop.com published a total of nine novels between and