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Print Novels March 30, 2000
Henry Green
Loving / Living / Party Going
1929, 1945, 1939

John Updike, who introduces this volume of three stunning novels, is just one of the many well-known writers willing to use all manner of superlative to describe English author Henry Green and his literary influence. Green's main subject matter is the difference between classes -- his stories are set in castles, train stations, factories -- yet that does his work little justice. His true theme is language and the way, in the right hands, it can illuminate so perfectly the lives of humans. The dialogue is flawless. Every time Green's characters open their mouths they reveal themselves, utterly.

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