When the Critic Creates: A Review of Herbert Read's The Green Child --- Tom Faure | Numéro Cinq
The Green Child is a triptych of allegories, part Arthurian legend, part Candide, part Plato, strung together with the expertise of Barthelme. Read’s writing and the world he creates carry such crystalline purity that the story, in its own fabulous way, works. Here’s one for the lovers of nature, myth, and the finally solitary individual’s quiet, fatal search for wisdom.