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Nothing; Doting; Blindness

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Henry Green is a neglected master of 20th century literature who is ripe for rediscovery.

These three brilliant novels span Green’s career as a novelist and display his unique talents as a writer. Nothing is a tale of the merry-go-round of love, marriage and infidelity amid the ceaseless intergenerational tussle of innocence versus experience. Doting sets the middle-aged m

Paperback, 512 pages
Published February 1st 1993 by Penguin Classics (first published 1979)
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Apr 20, 2011 Ellie rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: People interested in highly self-conscious, literary prose
I've finally finished Blindness by Henry Green. I found the first 2 sections extremely difficult but loved the third and final one. I found suddenly that if I read the prose as though I were reading poetry it flowed much more easily & made more sense as well.
Blindness is the story of a very young man (18 or 19) who is returning home from school for a brief holiday when he blinded in an accident while riding the train. The book (as can be inferred from the above) is not much concerned with p
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Earlier I wanted to say how surprised I was at how much this HG novel, NOTHING, reminded me of D. Barthelme. But, I couldn't find good representative passages in either NOTHING or 60 STORIES, and then I got distracted. But, it surprises me! It's the dialogue: there's a ton of dialogue (in a bunch of different formats, I had forgotten that!) in Barthelme, and NOTHING is almost exclusively back and forth dialogue between pairs of people. It's witty and quippy in both books, and tinged with despair ...more
A great collection of works by a masterful author; his witty dialogue and humour were a delight to experience. I only feel silly in first thinking, "these characters are SUCH GREAT FRIENDS... wait, are they actually? ... wait, oh, OHHHH, oh dear."
The first two books in this collection are darker than Green's other books, and less dense. The last one is his first book, and not as good.
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