The Green Man

Author: Kingsley Amis
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590176367
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The Green Man from the Author: Kingsley Amis. Maurice Allington has reached middle age and is haunted by death. As he says, “I honestly can’t see why everybody who isn’t a child, everybody who’s theoretically old enough to have understood what death means, doesn’t spend all his time thinking about it. It’s a pretty arresting thought.” He also happens to own and run a country inn that is haunted. The Green Man opens as Maurice’s father drops dead (had he seen something in the room?) and continues as friends and family convene for the funeral. Maurice’s problems are many and increasing: How to deal with his own declining health? How to reach out to a teenage daughter who watches TV all the time? How to get his best friend’s wife in the sack? How to find another drink? (And another.) And then there is always death. The Green Man is a ghost story that hits a live nerve, a very black comedy with an uncannily happy ending: in other words, Kingsley Amis at his best.

The Green Man Unmasked

Author: James Coulter
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1467014885
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The Green Man Unmasked from the Author: James Coulter. A relic from our pagan past; a fertility symbol; the spirit of vegetation; Jack-in-the-Green, Herne the Hunter or Robin Hood—all of these descriptions and many more have been advanced to explain the identity of the strange and often outlandish image which glares so balefully from rood screen and roof boss in so many places of Christian worship throughout Western Europe. Invariably depicting a male human head, it is by any reckoning a most unusual image and while exhibiting countless variations, the predominant feature common to all is the vegetation issuing in luxuriant profusion from the mouth and coiling around the head in fantastic shapes and patterns; a feature which has no known counterpart in nature. It is the ‘Green Man’ so-called by generations of environmentalists and folklore enthusiasts. But such interpretations beg the question—why does the image occur predominantly within a Christian context with a frequency second only to that of Christ Himself. . Who is the ‘Green Man’ and what does his widespread presence signify? The author believes that the answer to this age-old riddle may be found in a number of medieval works such as the apocryphal gospels, the Bestiary and the Legend of the Rood all of which would have been familiar to scholars and teachers of the period. Although never part of the official canon, these nevertheless had a considerable influence on the teaching of the medieval Church and the imagery which it employed to illustrate it for the benefit of illiterate or semi-literate congregations. The present study represents a radical departure from the previously received wisdom on the subject and advances the hypothesis that far from being a pagan fertility symbol, the ‘Green Man’ is a lead player in the great scriptural drama of the Creation, the Fall of Man and his ultimate redemption.

Walking With The Green Man

Author: Bob Curran
Publisher: Career Press
ISBN: 1564149315
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Walking With The Green Man from the Author: Bob Curran. From heroic archetypes such as Robin Hood to Demigods such as Herne the Hunter; from the King of the Woods to the Jack in the Green, Walking With the Green Man examines the interconnection of man and Nature throughout history. Whether as a man amongst the trees, a man of the trees, or a symbol of Nature used to express secrets and solidarity, the Green Mans visage is traced throughout lands and cultures.

The Green Man

Author: Michael Bedard
Publisher: Tundra Books
ISBN: 1770492933
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The Green Man from the Author: Michael Bedard. Teenaged O – never call her Ophelia – is about to spend the summer with her aunt Emily. Emily is a poet and the owner of an antiquarian book store, The Green Man. A proud, independent woman, Emily’s been made frail by a heart attack. O will be a help to her. Just how crucial that help will be unfolds as O first tackles Emily’s badly neglected home, then the chaotic shop. But soon she discovers that there are mysteries and long-buried dark forces that she cannot sweep away, though they threaten to awaken once more. At once an exploration of poetry, a story of family relationships, and an intriguing mystery, The Green Man is Michael Bedard at his finest.

The Green Man

Author: Clive Hicks
Publisher:
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The Green Man from the Author: Clive Hicks.

The Green Man In New York City

Author: Asher Derman
Publisher: Green October LLC
ISBN: 0976070405
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The Green Man In New York City from the Author: Asher Derman. The Green Man is a sculpted image appearing in Western architecture as early as the First Century AD and finding wide use in Romanesque and Gothic churches. The Green Man originates as a pagan forest archetype embodying growth, decay, and resurrection/rebirth. This book, with 111 photographs, documents the diversity of the Green Man representations as they appear on late 19th Century buildings in New York City

The Green Man

Author: Richard Jones
Publisher:
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The Green Man from the Author: Richard Jones.

The Green Man

Author: Ellen Datlow
Publisher: Puffin
ISBN: 9780142400296
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The Green Man from the Author: Ellen Datlow. A collection of stories and poems by a variety of authors relating to the Green Man and other myths of the forest.

The Green Man

Author: Kathleen Basford
Publisher: D. S. Brewer
ISBN: 9780859914970
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The Green Man from the Author: Kathleen Basford. Delightful, oft-reprinted guide to the foliate heads so common in medieval sculpture. This was the first-ever monograph dedicated to the Green Man.

The Mythic Forest The Green Man And The Spirit Of Nature

Author: Gary R. Varner
Publisher: Algora Publishing
ISBN: 087586435X
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The Mythic Forest The Green Man And The Spirit Of Nature from the Author: Gary R. Varner. A delightful world tour of traditions and beliefs related to trees and forests, The Mythic Forest highlights modern-day revivals of ancient customs and identifies the Green Man motif in American architecture, hisface peering out from behind his leaves on California banks and New York brownstone houses. The book will appeal to readers interested in folklore and legends, mythology, urban archeology, and, of course, trees and their lore. Trees and forests are rich in symbolism and have been feared or revered since man began to walk the earth. In Part I, the author discusses the gods of nature and the folklore of trees, tracing a variety of legends, practices and beliefs; in Part II he presents the history of the image of the Green Man and its use in pre-Christian and early Christian times up to today. Mankind has given a recognizable face to the awesome and impalpable forces of nature in the image of the Green Man and the nature spirits that this book explores. The ways in which different societies and different craftsmen have depicted these spirits display the wide creative range of the human imagination, but the persistence of the theme suggests that in all their many facets these "spirits" represent a deep, primordial sense that humans have shared since civilization began; for the message of these images has remained the same, even if somewhat altered over time. Folk traditions from around the world, from the rites that celebrate spring and egg on the forces of fertility to folk health remedies and the use of talismans to ward off illness and other evils, show some surprising similarities and hint at the shared origins of human culture. Even though the original significance of manycustoms has been lost or diluted, they still hold an appeal and many American towns even today are re-introducing seasonal fairs to recreate and revel in the link between man and nature. * Gary R. Varner is author of: Essays in Contemporary Paganism; Sacred Wells: A Study in the History, Meaning, and Mythology of Holy Wells & Waters; Water of Life-Water of Death: The Folklore and Mythology of Sacred Water; and Menhirs, Dolmen and Circles of Stone: The Folklore and Magic of Sacred Stone.