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Back (British Literature Series) (original 1946; edition 2009)

by Henry Green

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Title:Back (British Literature Series)
Authors:Henry Green
Info:Dalkey Archive Pr (2009), Edition: First Dalkey, Paperback, 224 pages
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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 was a bit buttoned-up, but my God, how did people get through the 40s even remotely mentally intact? makes me want to watch that ken loach (is it?) film about the founding of the NHS. gravity's rainbow seems to me another novel that captures the non-russian/non-german experience of living under such assault. ( )
  motleystu | Sep 7, 2013 |
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 legs, must now come to terms with the death of his lover, who died while he was in prison.

Never sentimental and sometimes comic, this book was remarkably good. ( )
  barringer | Dec 30, 2012 |
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