Born in Paris in 1900 of American parents, his mother being from Savannah, his father from Virginia, Julian Hartridge Green’s early years were nourished by his mother’s stories of the American Civil War, the Secession and the Deep South. These stories were tainted with nostalgia and melancholy because the South had lost the war. This sense of a nostalgie d’un pays perdu remained as an undercurrent in Green’s work and reached its climax in the 1980s and 1990s with the publication of his trilogy of novels, Les Pays lointains [The Distant Lands] (1987), Les Etoiles du Sud [The Stars of the South] (1989) and Dixie (1995).

Green’s spiritual formation, the key …

Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are not a subscriber, please click here to read about membership. All our articles have been written recently by experts in their field, more than 95% of them university professors.

O'Dwyer, Michael. "Julien Green". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 21 January 2013; last revised .
[, accessed 01 July 2015.]

Related Groups

  1. Catholic literature