Books by Julian Green

THE STARS OF THE SOUTH by Julian Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 30, 1996

"A troubling, oddly outdated work."
The second installment in one of the most deeply curious works of modern fiction: a romantic celebration of the South in the period leading up to the Civil War, by an acclaimed American writer who has spent most of his life living abroad. Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 1996

"A fitting conclusion to one man's scrupulously accounted-for journey of self-discovery that, like the best of confessional literature, transcends the individual to become universal."
In this fourth and final volume of his autobiography (Love in America, 1994, etc.) Read full book review >
LOVE IN AMERICA by Julian Green
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"Self-portrait of the artist as a young man, rendered with an excoriating candor that makes Green such a master and exemplar of the confessional voice."
American expatriate Green records searing conflicts between heart and spirit as he finally comes to recognize his sexual identity in this third volume of autobiography (The Green Paradise, 1992; The War at Sixteen, 1993). Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1993

"A compelling example of the examined life worth living, however painful the cost."
The second volume of Green's autobiography (The Green Paradise, 1992), continuing his exacting and scrupulously frank ``inner exploration''—as he recalls his often lonely adolescence in a time of war. Read full book review >
THE APPRENTICE WRITER by Julian Green
NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 30, 1993

"Elegant evocations of a golden age when writers wrote—and lived well—in Paris, which truly was the city of light."
From nonagenarian expatriate Green (The Green Paradise, p. 1233, etc.): a collection comprised of essays, lecture notes, and a short story written in 1920, when the author was a student at the University of Virginia. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 25, 1992

More confessional than chronicle, this first volume of the noted expatriate writer's autobiography candidly records the responses of an intense sensibility to a growing self. Read full book review >
THE DISTANT LANDS by Julian Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1991

"Too melodramatic, too stiff, with a heroine sans any redeeming panache or intelligence: a readable but less-than-riveting tome whose transatlantic popularity says more about them than us."
The US debut of a meganovel of the Old South by American expatriate Green, begun in 1934, put aside when Gone With the Wind appeared, completed in the 1980's and very successfully published- -more than 650,000 copies sold, we're told—in 1987 in Europe. Read full book review >
PARIS by Julian Green
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"A series of love notes, subtle and charming."
Nineteen evocations of the City of Light, by the American novelist/essayist/playwright whom Jacques Maritain called ``the greatest French writer of our time.'' Born in Paris of American parents in 1900, Green (The Other One, 1973, etc.) has spent most of his life in the French capital; here, he's celebrating the spirit of the city rather than providing a guide to its more familiar monuments and attractions. Read full book review >