{Prime} Back Author Henry Green – Z55z.co

One Legged Charley Summers Is Finally Home From The War, After Several Years In A German Prison Camp, Only To Find He Must Now Deal With The Death Of His Lover Rose A Shell Shocked Romantic Slow, Distant, And Dreamy He Begins To Have Trouble Telling Rose S Half Sister Nancy Apart From Rose Herself, Now Buried In The Village Churchyard Coping And Failing To Cope With The Quiet Realities Of Daily Life, Charley S Delusions Elevate His Timid Courtship Of A Practical And Unremarkable Young Woman Into An Amnesiac Love Story Both Comic And Disturbing A Contemporary Of Anthony Powell And Evelyn Waugh, Henry Green Was One Of The Greatest English Novelists Of The Twentieth Century, And Back Is His Most Haunting And Personal Work.


10 thoughts on “Back

  1. Lisa Lisa says:

    I m BACK After having been temporarily Caught in the maelstrom of Russian 19th century literature, I am now BACK in the world of Henry Green, the painter of low key, everyday worries of ordinary English people Living and Loving in the extraordinary times before, during and after the Second World War Looking BACK on this pearl of a no...


  2. Bert Bert says:

    One of those books that reveals itself only once you ve finally put it down, but this was well worth the effort I reckon I m a fool for this era of British novels and films, and Green captures that sense of dislocation of wartime Britain with a narrative that balances a light touch with an unspoken but always present horror It felt at times a bit disjointed, but eventually I came to see that as reflecting Charley s own condition shellshocked, grief stricken, thrown back into civilian life and One of t...


  3. Doug H Doug H says:

    Brilliant It continued to grow on me for days after I finished it and it ruined anything I tried to read immediately after it.


  4. Michalle Gould Michalle Gould says:

    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 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...


  5. Melissa Melissa says:

    I received an ARC from the publisher via Edelweiss.The premise of this Green novel is deceptively simple Charley Summer, recently released from a POW camp in Germany during World War II, is repatriated back into England 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.The premise of this Green novel is deceptively simple Charley Summer, recently released from a POW camp in Germany during World War II, is repatriated back into England 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 sent home We first meet Charley when he is trying to find Rose s grave in an English churchyard and we immediately discover that the plot is muchcomplicated than we were first led to believe.Charley is shell...


  6. Bob Bob says:

    Henry Green s Back belongs with Patrick Hamilton s books and others on the English boarding house novels shelf, though not as bleak as Hamilton or Julian Maclaren Ross The back of the title is from the Second World War , to a mid 40s England which is economically and emotionally equally straitened For all that, this book has a transcendently joyful quality within a somewhat narrow definition of joy and I tore through it one day The jackets of all recent editions of Green s work are fes Henry Green ...


  7. Nathan "N.R." Gaddis Nathan "N.R." Gaddis says:

    Maybe you re a fan of Henry Green NYRB is pub ing three of his this fall LovingCaughtBackhttp www.nyrb.com search q henry green


  8. Alan Alan says:

    Henry Green I love you.


  9. Katherine Rose Katherine Rose says:

    So poignantly beautiful, so much tragedy so calmly depicted I found George Toles critique in the back of the book particularly illuminating, putting into words a few of the novel s sensations that I couldn t place myself Pain insinuates itself into every corner of the unfolding rural landscape, yet it is a soft pain, a pain nestled in softness It is as though the reader were treading backward through the setting, mildly anxious, trying to be silent, over ground that leaves a squishing impri So poignantly beautiful, so much tragedy so calmly depicted I found George Toles critique in the back of the book particularly illuminating, putting into words a few of the novel s sensations that I couldn t place myself Pain insinuates itself into every corner of the unfolding rural landscape, yet it is a soft pain, a ...


  10. C. C. says:

    I wrote a commentary about the opening passage of this book and I ve been intrigued read obsessed by it ever since The boy is the pirate s son