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

Norton Pub
"The best writer of his time."--Rebecca West
One-legged Charley Summers is finally home from the war, after severalyears in a German prison camp, only to find he must now deal with thedeath of his lover Rose. A shell-shocked romantic-slow, distant, anddreamy-he begins to have trouble telling Rose's half-sister Nancy apartfrom Rose herself, now buried in the village churchyard. Coping andfailing to cope with the quiet realities of daily life, Charley'sdelusions elevate his timid courtship of a practical and unremarkableyoung woman into an amnesiac love story both comic and disturbing. Acontemporary of Anthony Powell and Evelyn Waugh, Henry Green was one ofthe greatest English novelists of the twentieth century, and Back is his most haunting and personal work.

Columbia Univ Pr

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, andBack is his most haunting and personal work.



Ingram Publishing Services
"The best writer of his time." Rebecca West

Publisher: Champaign, Ill. : Dalkey Archive Press, 2009/03/12
Edition: 1st Dalkey ed
ISBN: 9781564785442
1564785440
Branch Call Number: FICTION GREEN
Characteristics: 218 p.

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Dec 02, 2014

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/dec/01/100-best-novels-henry-green-party-going

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