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Blindness by Henry Green


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Blindness by Henry Green
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Apr 04, 2017 | ISBN 9781681370668

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“A quite astonishing tour de force…it announced the entry on the literary stage of the most genuinely original novelist of his day…. [Green] had an ear which was most delicately and sensitively attuned to every cadence and nuance of the English language as it is actually spoken.”—Encounter
“Writers do not need to see but to feel, to get away from reality by closing their eyes to it. This exchange of the sensual for the cerebral is a sacrifice without which no art will be made. It is symbolized overpoweringly in Blindness.”—John Sturrock, The Times Literary Supplement
“[Blindness] is a polished piece of energetic young work that students of the 20th-century novel’s development will be eager to examine. And Green’s admirers will welcome a significant addition to his relatively small canon.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Green’s remains the most interesting and vital imagination in English fiction in our time.”—Eudora Welty
“Green’s novels reproduce as few do the actual sensations of living.”—Elizabeth Bowen
“At its highest pitch Green’s writing brings the rectangle of the printed page alive like little else in English fiction in this century.”—John Updike
Blindness is a literary masterpiece that displays the sheer breadth of his abilities. Green uses parenthetical statements and an idiosyncratic sentence structure to describe innovative methods of interpretation in a state of blindness. One of the great unsung architects of modernist literature, Green uses the concept of blindness to show that we are inherently blind to the true nature of reality.”—Qwiklit Blog

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