Graham Greene The Green Child

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The Green Child

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First published in 1935, Herbert Read's only novel is a strange, powerful and original work: a sustained piece of political and philosophical fantasy. It tells the story of Dr Olivero, president of a small South American country, who fakes his own assassination and returns in disguise to the English village of his youth. Arriving late in the evening, he notices that the village stream appears to be running uphill. Intrigued, he follows the stream and comes across a lonely mill where he rescues the Green Child, a speechless creature with semi-transparent flesh, from her sadistic husband. She leads Olivero to the millstream's source and plunges him into her strange, subterranean world.

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Herbert Read (1893–1968) was an outstanding critic of the arts, for which he was knighted, and as an anarchist poet.

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“[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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