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The Green Child
By Herbert Read, Kenneth Rexroth ( (other contributor)) and Eliot Weinberger (introduced by)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher New Directions
Publication date October 16, 2013
Pages 203
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780811221825
ISBN-10 0811221822
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $15.95
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A visionary masterpiece filled with green children, quicksand portals, imaginary countries, revolutionary dictators, and subterranean worlds

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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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780811203654
 
from W W Norton & Co Inc (January 1, 1996)
9780811203654 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $8.95
About: The life of a South American political leader is completely changed when he meets a woman from the world of the green people
Paperback
Book cover for 9780811201728 Book cover for 9780811221825 Book cover for 9780956294746
 
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With Eliot Weinberger (other contributor), Kenneth Rexroth (other contributor) | Reprint edition from New Directions (October 16, 2013); titled "The Green Child"
9780811221825 | details & prices | 203 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $15.95
About: A visionary masterpiece filled with green children, quicksand portals, imaginary countries, revolutionary dictators, and subterranean worldsThe Green Child is the only novel by Herbert Read ― the famous English poet, anarchist, and literary critic.
With Graham Greene (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Capuchin Classics (July 9, 2010); titled "The Green Child"
9780956294746 | details & prices | 174 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $14.50
About: First published in 1935, Herbert Read's only novel is a strange, powerful and original work: a sustained piece of political and philosophical fantasy.
With Kenneth Rexroth (other contributor) | from New Directions (January 1, 1966)
9780811201728 | details & prices | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $11.95
About: "[B]eautifully written.

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