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The Green Child (Capuchin Classics) - Herbert Read
The Green Child (Capuchin Classics)
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Beautifully written, the only novel by art critic and anarchist poet Herbert Read is a strange, powerful, and original work First published in 1935, Herbert Read's only novel is a sustained piece of political and philosophical fantasy. It tells the story of Dr. Olivero, president of a small South... show more
Beautifully written, the only novel by art critic and anarchist poet Herbert Read is a strange, powerful, and original work First published in 1935, Herbert Read's only novel is 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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780956294746 (095629474X)
ASIN: 095629474X
Publisher: Capuchin Classics
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
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Warwick
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Baffling, dreamlike, unsatisfying, crystalline, homely, intriguing and odd, reading The Green Child is a bit like having a long and rather annoying dream, in which nothing much is resolved but many interesting questions are raised in strange and new ways.The book is split into three distinct section...
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