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Henry Green : Havoc in the House of Fiction - by Peter Wolfe (Paperback)

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By mid-career, many successful writers have found a groove and their readers come to expect a familiar consistency and fidelity. Not so with Henry Green (1905–1973). He prefers uncertainty over reason and fragmentation over cohesion, and rarely lets the reader settle into a nice cozy read. Evil, he suggests, can be as instructive as good. Through Green’s use of paradoxical and ambiguous language, his novels bring texture to the flatness of life, making the world seem bigger and closer. We soon stop worrying about what Hitler’s bombs have in store for the Londoners of Caught (1943) and Back (1946) and start thinking about what they have in store for each other. Praised in his lifetime as England’s top fiction author, Green is largely overlooked today. This book presents a comprehensive analysis of his work for a new generation of readers.
Number of Pages: 250
Genre: Literary Criticism
Format: Paperback
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: Peter Wolfe
Language: English
Street Date: November 7, 2017
TCIN: 52913803
UPC: 9781476671116
Item Number (DPCI): 248-49-5256
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