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Title: Communication in the novels of Henry Green
Author: Creed, A. M. I.
Awarding Body: University College of Swansea
Current Institution: Swansea University
Date of Award: 1995
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Henry Green has baffled many critics and readers with his novels. Attempts to categorize him in the scheme of English Literature have proved problematic. This study sets out to explain the reasons behind Green's elusive and idiosyncratic style by referring to his novels, his occasional writings and writings about him by critics and admirers, with additional references to biographical material. This study will assert that it is only through a thorough immersion in all the above mentioned material that Green's creative life can be understood. The findings of this study are that Green's creative life was dominated by his obsessions with secrecy and with the integrity of imagination. This study has adopted a chronological approach to Green's work because through this an allegory is revealed of Green's creative life; its beginnings, its vitality and its demise. The paradox of Green's work was that he wrote for self-expression and yet he was engaged in the public medium of the novel. This study will argue that the tension produced between the private and public spheres was what caused the extraordinary energy in Green's prose that has fascinated his admirers. He managed to write poetry in the novel form.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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