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Random House, Aug 31, 2011 - Fiction - 160 pages
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Back is, according to Jeremy Treglown in his introduction, "Henry Green's most extended attempt to plumb the world of the hunted - and haunted". First published in 1946, it has indeed remained one of Green's most haunting, elegiac novels and one of the most enduring to have focused on the individual human tragedy of the war.

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Wonderful, strange, innovative book. The last page is one of the most affecting things I've read for a long time. How did people survive surviving a war for existence itself? i know that 50s britain ... Read full review

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In this tender, true, beautifully written book, people try to free themselves from their memories and get back to living. Charley, just back from a German prison camp and a war that took one of his ... Read full review


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Henry Green was the pen name of Henry Vincent Yorke. Born in 1905 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 time. His first novel, Blindness (1926) was written whilst he was still at school and published whilst he was at Oxford. He married in 1929 and had one son, and during the Second World War served in the London Fire Brigade. Between 1926 and 1952 he wrote nine novels, Blindness, Living, Party Going, Caught, Loving, Back, Concluding, Nothing and Doting, and a memoir, Pack My Bag. Henry Green died in December 1973

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