Loving by Henry Green (Free)


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download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ä Henry Green Henry Green Ä 0 characters free read Loving by Henry Green 100 Of their employers the Tennants the servants enact their own battles and conflict amid rumours about the war in Europe invading one another's pr. I ve always preferred character driven novels to plot driven ones but I m not sure what to make of a dialogue driven novel Especially one so laden with seemingly purposeful obfuscation What s going on Who s zooming who Who s even who for that matter Two different Alberts a Charley who used to be known as Arthur and who is now trying at being a Mr Raunce I think this novel is interesting as a literary oddity and I particularly enjoyed the dialogue but I also found it a royal pain to read I know I m a slow reader but it took me 11 days to get through it and it s only 240 pages long Green doesn t hand anything to you easily Or maybe I m thickThis was the second Henry Green novel I ve read and I m glad it wasn t my first being a bit too obtuse for my liking Some say it s his best but I didn t get nearly as much from it as I did from Back That one also reuired close almost investigative reading but I got a bigger payoff from it Will try Caught next

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download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ä Henry Green Henry Green Ä 0 characters free read Loving by Henry Green 100 Ovinces of authority to create an anarchic environment of self seeking behaviour pilfering gossip and loveWith an Introduction by Philip Hensher. Loving reads like Gosford Park the Altman film but without the plot or any plot at all Green has been called a writer s writer s writer and praised to kingdom come by everyone that counts And yes his dialogue is masterful and there are real moments of light in his prose His cinematic movement from scene to scene is unusual one character will look out a window at two others in the distance and the narrative immediately moves to them without a break Strange too his habit of this ing and that ing everyone after he s introduced them by name into a scene so that Edith for example walks into a room and we are told that this woman Edith then stepped uickly aside not a real uote but gives you the idea In its tightly drawn scenes and play of voices Loving has a way of flickering warmly through the mind after you set it aside I enjoyed it and appreciated it Personally however I think Anthony Powell at his best Buyer s Market The Kindly Ones Books Do Furnish a Room is better and funnier for all his melancholy Not that comparisons count for anything but there you goUPDATE In bed before my alarm went off this morning it occurred to me This book is a fairy tale There s the standard opening once upon and standard closing ever after of course That s an obvious tip off But there s too the star crossed lovers sorta the castle definitely the threat from without IRA WWII insurance man etc Okay I get it Not exactly sure what to do with it

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download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ä Henry Green Henry Green Ä 0 characters free read Loving by Henry Green 100 One of his most admired works Loving describes life above and below stairs in an Irish country house during the Second World War In the absence. They were wheeling wheeling in each other s arms heedless at the far end where they had drawn up one of the white blinds Above from a rather low ceiling five great chandeliers swept one after the other almost to the waxed paruet floor reflecting in their hundred thousand drops the single sparkle of distant day again and again red velvet paneled walls and two girls minute in purple dancing multiplied to eternity in these trembling pears of glass The serving staff was fortunate to be employed at the Irish Country Estate far from the bombings that were currently leveling London Charley Raunce is on the verge of a promotion as he waits patiently for the head butler to breath his last He will not only assume this new job title but will also finally be called by his real name Traditionally in the Tennant household he has been referred to as Arthur simply because the first young man employed in that position was named Arthur It is too much to expect for the Aristocratic family to remember new names Charley is head butler now and Mrs Tennant though struggling to remember is now reuired to call him Mr Raunce The household is left to their own devices most of the time as the Tennant family moves between their London home and the Irish countryside One might even say that they have a bit too much time on their hands Gossip is the best currency and spreading rumors about their employers and each other is the main form of entertainment All the servants have their own fiefdoms and protect those areas as if they were Knights of the Templer guarding the walls of a castle After all what they control about the household is the only justification for their existence Charley is enad with Edith and spends uite a bit of time planning ways to catch her by herself Although that is difficult as Edith and Kate are generally paired together They are the two girls that are dancing under the chandeliers Henry Green has several scenes where the two maids are intimate than just good friends but maybe I am reading those passages with modern eyesCharley though is always after affection from both girls Here Give us a kiss when an opportune moment presents himself He is rarely successful but it is all part of the game between him and the young women Peacocks roam the grounds When one of the birds is strangled by a visiting boy the body of the peacock continues to appear and disappear from the strangest places This provides an ongoing bout of speculations about who was behind the now mystical peacock s movements Henry GreenHenry Green is not afraid to repeat words liking the lyricalness of using them again and again She folded the shutters back into the wall And Edith looked out on the morning the soft bright morning that struck her dazzled dazzling eyes Green is well respected by British writers many of them giving him credit for inspiring and improving the dialogue they write for their own novels There are some interesting interplay with conversations in this novel The humor is subtle and so is the sexuality that I could feel bubbling beneath the surface Time magazine included this novel in its TIME 100 Best English language Novels from 1923 to 2005 This novel also influenced the movie Godsford Park and the hit TV series Downton AbbeyGreen had interesting opinions about writing Prose is not to be read aloud but to oneself alone at night and it is not uick as poetry but rather a gathering web of insinuations Prose should be a direct intimacy between strangers with no appeal to what both may have known It should slowly appeal to fears unexpressed it should in the end draw tears out of the stone I had to see what a person named Dig looked like Adelaide Biddulph YorkeGreen s real name is Henry Vincent Yorke and he is descended from wealthy landowners He studied at Oxford University where he developed a friendship and rivalry with Evelyn Waugh Typing his name just now reminds me how tragically long it has been since I ve read Waugh Green married his second cousin the Hon Adelaide Biddulph in 1929 Her nickname was Dig which I find rather charming for someone of her pedigree Green published his last novel in 1952 and become a scholar of the Ottoman Empire a recluse and an alcoholic until his death in 1973 It is tragic how many writers artists and movie stars end up in similar circumstances as their creativity turns to dust


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    download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ä Henry Green Loving by Henry Green (Free) This is the first Henry Green I have read It is uite a claustrophobic novel; Updike called Green the “saint of the mundane” and indeed very little of any significance actually happens It has been compared to Gosford Park and the

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    download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ä Henry Green Loving by Henry Green (Free) ‘Loving’ reads like ‘Gosford Park’ the Altman film but without the plot or any plot at all Green has been called “a writer’s write

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    characters Loving by Henry Green Loving by Henry Green (Free) Henry Green Ä 0 characters I wasn't expecting a stream of consciousness type novel but this is one my favorite versions of that narrative style that I've encountered To me the best stream of consciousness novels end up being something I experience than I analyze or get deeply invested in and I loved just get lost in this crazy Irish castle in the waning days of WWII The intrigue the pettiness the fading days of the British aristocracy all stuff I loved I'm looking

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    Loving by Henry Green (Free) Some say Loving is defined by what it excludes rather than by what it contains That’s right though I don’t think the comment is a tribute As background Loving is almost totally dialog without much description of setting character action or context While I’ll applaud the writer for withdrawing his pen when it came time for exposition the context that is available in the dialog isn’t enough to enjoy this novel as much as one could i

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    download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ä Henry Green Henry Green Ä 0 characters characters Loving by Henry Green It took me a while to adjust to the cadence of Loving The novel is about the daily lives of servants in a large castle in Ireland during WWII It is all dialogue with gossip scandal alliances and coupling Everyth

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