Green Child

By Herbert Edward Read

The Green Child is the only novel by Herbert Read the famous English poet, anarchist, and literary critic. First published by New Directions in 1948, it remains a singular work of bewildering imagination and radiance. The author considered it a philosophical myth akin to Plato s cave.

Olivero, the former dictator of a South American country, has returned to his native England after faking his own assassination. On a walk he sees, through a cottage window, a green-skinned young girl tied to a chair. He watches in horror as the kidnapper forces the girl to drink lamb s blood from a cup. Olivero rescues the child, and she leads him into unknown realms."


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ISBN: 9780811221825

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Publisher New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish date 10/16/2013
Pages 203
ISBN-13 9780811221825
ISBN-10 0811221822
Language English

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