"[B]eautifully written....a triumph of delicate and suggestive mystification."―The New York TimesFirst published in 1935, The Green Child is Herbert Read's only novel. But if he had written nothing else, this one inspired book would insure his fame. It is a Utopian novel, a unique blend of reality and fantasy which moves from the English countryside to the South American pampas and then to a mysterious and eternal underground of caves.
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Sir Herbert Edward Read, (1893–1968) was an English anarchist poet, and critic of literature and art. He was one of the earliest English writers to take notice of existentialism, and was strongly influenced by proto-existentialist thinker Max Stirner.Review:
“[B]eautifully imagined and beautifully written.”
- Robert Gorham Davis
“[A] very charming philosophical tale.”
- The Times [London]
“[R]emarkable for its cool yet vivid style.”
- Bob Barker, poet
“The Green Child is the kind of book to write if you are going to leave just the one novel behind: singular, odd, completely original.”
- Geoffrey Wheatcroft
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Book Description New Directions. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0811201724 14. Bookseller Inventory # 5M-3MMI-JTBG
Book Description New Directions, 1935. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110811201724