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Conversations With Graham Greene

Author : Graham Greene
ISBN : 0878055509
Genre : Literary Collections
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This collection of seventeen interviews covers fifty years. Here the eminent author of The Power and the Glory, The Third Man, and The Heart of the Matter speaks of himself, his life, and his works. Though reluctant to be interviewed, especially by an academic or journalist he did not know, Greene was more at ease in an interview with a personal friend, who he felt would be less likely to misunderstand or misquote him. Yet even his good friend V. S. Pritchett spent considerable time trying to pin him down for his 1978 interview. When he finally did arrange an interview, Pritchett tells that Greene's "flat conspiratorial, laughing voice . . ., of itself, makes him the best company I've known in the last forty years." Other interviewers--included here are V. S. Naipaul and Penelope Gilliatt--shared Pritchett's opinion, but many found that he avoided idle conversation for fear that his words would be misconstrued. Greene's anxiety was not without foundation. In an interview with Michael Menshaw, Greene explained: "It's got so I hate to say who I am or what I believe...A few years ago I told an interviewer I'm a gnostic. The next day's newspaper announced that I had become an agnostic." After such incidents, Greene turned to the anecdote--relating an experience with Fidel Castro or with Papa Doc Duvalier--to communicate in interviews with strangers. Nevertheless, in all the interviews Greene granted over the years, the reader hears very clearly the voice of a man whose conversation is as painfully honest and unpretentious as is his written prose. The interviews here are divided chronologically into four periods, loosely related to his subject matter or to his reputation at the time of theinterview. Thus the reader sees the development of the writer from a callow but gifted young man into one of the foremost men of letters in the English-speaking world.
Category: Literary Collections

A Gun For Sale

Author : Graham Greene
Genre : Murder for hire
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Graham Greene S Thrillers And The 1930s

Author : Brian Diemert
ISBN : 0773514333
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In Graham Greene's Thrillers and the 1930s Brian Diemert examines the first and most prolific phase of Graham Greene's career, demonstrating the close relationship between Greene's fiction and the political, economic, social, and literary contexts of the period. Situating Greene alongside other young writers who responded to the worsening political climate of the 1930s by promoting social and political reform, Diemert argues that Greene believed literature could not be divorced from its social and political milieu and saw popular forms of writing as the best way to inform a wide audience.
Category: Literary Criticism

Graham Greene

Author : Lynette Kohn
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A Structural Analysis Of The Honorary Consul By Graham Greene

Author : Rudolf E. van Dalm
ISBN : 9042004762
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Is Graham Greene really the great novelist we think he is? ... In what way did he succeed in keeping his readership spellbound?... Was there a special reason for him to call The Honorary Consul his "favourite book"?... Why is 'clock time' such a matter of great concern to those who otherwise believe the book to be his greatest?... The answers to these and many other questions are to be found in this analysis of The Honorary Consul by Rudolf E. van Dalm. Instead of being only a study on Graham Greene, it has turned out to be a report on what makes Greene such an absorbing writer.
Category: Literary Criticism

Graham Greene S Catholic Imagination

Author : Mark Bosco
ISBN : 0198039352
Genre : Religion
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Much has been written about Graham Greene's relationship to his Catholic faith and its privileged place within his texts. His early books are usually described as "Catholic Novels" - understood as a genre that not only uses Catholic belief to frame the issues of modernity, but also offers Catholicism's vision and doctrine as a remedy to the present crisis in Western civilization. Greene's later work, by contrast, is generally regarded as falling into political and detective genres. In this book, Mark Bosco argues that this is a false dichotomy created by a narrowly prescriptive understanding of the Catholic genre and obscures the impact of Greene's developing religious imagination on his literary art.
Category: Religion

Graham Greene

Author : Michael G. Brennan
ISBN : 9781847063397
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A comprehensive reconsideration of Graham Greene's exploration of faith, doubt, literary versatility and authorial identity in his fictions and other writings >
Category: Literary Criticism

Innocence In Graham Greene S Novels

Author : Shoko Miyano
ISBN : 0820488127
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Graham Greene once wrote that «Innocence is a kind of insanity.» This book examines the many shades of innocence in Greene's characters: the «blank innocence, » «depraved innocence, » and «absurd innocence» of Anthony Farrant; the piteous innocence of Pinkie; the simple innocence of Raven; the pure innocence of Father Quixote; the paradoxical innocence of the Whisky Priest; the inverted innocence of Sarah Miles; the faithful innocence of Father Rivas, the Dog-Ears Priest; the intrusive innocence of Doctor Fischer; and the playful innocence of Harry Lime. The complex concept of innocence is found to be a prevailing theme in Greene's novels.
Category: Literary Criticism

Graham Greene S Fictions

Author : Cates Baldridge
ISBN : 9780826260031
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Heart Of The Matter

Author : Graham Greene
ISBN : STANFORD:36105003769408
Genre : British
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Set in West Africa, this is the story of Scobie, an assistant police commissioner, and his personal and professional corruption.
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Graham Greene

Author : Robert O. Evans
ISBN : 9780813150536
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This collection of fourteen essays by American and English scholars -- many of them hitherto unpublished and all of them selected with a view to avoiding the duplication of essays already familiar and available -- offers new testimony of the range and accomplishments of Graham Greene's talent. The essays vary from considerations of general topics to critical analyses of single novels, from a discussion of Greene as a writer of Christian tragedy to a witty, irreverent assessment of The Power and the Glory. The authors here are chiefly concerned with the novels, though frequent allusions reveal something of the nature and importance of the "entertainments" and the travel books. A number of the essayists focus upon Greene's commitment to the Roman Catholic faith and the definition it has given to his work. As a writer he is shown to be preoccupied with a duel vision of human frailty and of God's saving grace, a vision found by some to assert sin to the point of virtual heresy, though it never loses sight of that mercy which may catch up a soul "between the stirrup and the ground." As one essay points out, traces of this vision are to be found in Greene's earlier works as well as in his entertainments. Greene's own particular bent as a Catholic writer is brought out by a comparison with Fracois Maruiac; another essay is concerned with the tension that exists between the life of art and the life of sanctity. Round out this presentation of Greene's accomplishments are discussions of his work in the dram, the short story, and as a motion picture critic. Finally, this collection is notable for its inclusion of the most comprehensive bibliography of Greene's work and the criticism of them yet published. Graham Greene emerges from this composite judgment as a writer of consummate artistry who sees behind the façade the emptiness of a secular world.
Category: Literary Criticism

Dangerous Edges Of Graham Greene

Author : Dermot Gilvary
ISBN : 9781441144386
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Informative, broad-ranging, and sheds new light on the life and literary art of one of the last century's most celebrated authors.
Category: Literary Criticism

Graham Greene

Author : Robert H. Miller
ISBN : 9780813150529
Genre : Literary Collections
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English novelist, short-story writer, playwright and journalist, Graham Greene was one of the most widely read novelist of the 20th-century, a superb storyteller. Adventure and suspense are constant elements in his novels and many of his books have been made into successful films. Although Greene was nominated several times as a candidate for the Nobel Prize for Literature, he never received the award. Graham Greene is a descriptive catalog of first editions of works by Greene, which are currently held in the collection of the University of Louisville. Arranged chronologically by title, Robert H. Miller, also includes letters, radio scripts, pamphlets, and subsequent editions of importance and scarcity.
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Graham Greene

Author : Robert Hoskins
ISBN : 9781135583057
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This study reveals Greene in a dual role as author, one who projects literary experience into his view of life and subsequently projects both his experience and its "literary" interpretation into his fiction; and it defines two phases of Greenes novels through the changing relationship between writer and protagonists. The first phase progresses from acutely sensitive, self-divided young men somewhat like the young Greene to embittered, alienated characters ostensibly at great distance from their creator. The second phase (1939) includes a series of "portraits of the artist" through which Greene confronts more directly the tensions and conflicts of his private life.
Category: Literary Criticism

Adapting Graham Greene

Author : Richard J. Hand
ISBN : 9781137491572
Genre : Performing Arts
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Graham Greene was one of the most versatile writers of the 20th century, and he remains a figure of particular interest to those concerned with the relationship between literature and cinema. As well as being a skilled screenwriter in his own right, most famously with The Third Man, Greene's fiction has proved to be a perennially popular source for adaptation, appealing to the broadest range of filmmakers imaginable. In this engaging and accessibly written study, Richard J. Hand and Andrew Purssell introduce adaptation studies and its relation to Greene's works. They present new and incisive readings of key texts, including the various screen versions of Brighton Rock, The End of the Affair and The Quiet American, among others, and offer a critical examination of the industries in which Greene functioned as author, screenwriter, film critic and cultural figure. By closely exploring the various critical aspects of Greene and adaptation, and by encouraging readers to engage with the topics discussed through the inclusion of innovative exercises, Adapting Graham Greene makes a significant contribution to Graham Greene Studies and Adaptation Studies, as well as to Film and Literary Studies more generally.
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The Works Of Graham Greene

Author : Jon Wise
ISBN : 9781441199959
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A complete and up-to-date reference guide to the published writings of Graham Greene, from his literary writings to published letters and interviews.
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Loving Graham Greene

Author : Gloria Emerson
ISBN : 9780307758897
Genre : Fiction
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This marvelous debut novel by former New York Times correspondent and National Book Award--winner Gloria Emerson is a witty and deeply affecting portrait of the stubborn hopes and disillusionment of a privileged woman who dreams of making a difference in the world. The polite correspondence she shares with the novelist Graham Greene inspires Molly Benson to see him as her moral guiding light. After his death in 1991, Molly sets out to honor his memory by going on a mission with two friends to Algeria at the start of that nation's brutal civil war, intending to save intellectuals from Islamic fundamentalist hit squads. But nothing in her genteel existence has prepared her for the perilous journey on which she and her humble delegation are about to embark.
Category: Fiction

Russian Roulette

Author : Richard Greene
ISBN : 9781405513937
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Probably the greatest British novelist of his generation, Graham Greene's own story was as strange and compelling as those he told of Pinkie the Mobster, Harry Lime, or the Whisky Priest. A restless traveller, he was a witness to many of the key events of modern history - including the origins of the Vietnam War, the Mau Mau Rebellion, the betrayal of the double-agent Kim Philby, the rise of Fidel Castro, and the guerrilla wars of Central America. Traumatized as a boy and thought a Judas among his schoolmates, Greene tried Russian Roulette and attempted suicide. He suffered from bipolar illness, which caused havoc in his private life as his marriage failed, and one great love after another suffered shipwreck, until in his later years he found constancy in a decidedly unconventional relationship. Often called a Catholic novelist, his works came to explore the no man's land between belief and unbelief. A journalist, an MI6 officer, and an unfailing advocate for human rights, he sought out the inner narratives of war and politics in dozens of troubled places, and yet he distrusted nations and armies, believing that true loyalty was a matter between individuals. A work of wit, insight, and compassion, this new biography of Graham Greene, the first undertaken in a generation, responds to the many thousands of pages of lost letters that have recently come to light and to new memoirs by those who knew him best. It deals sensitively with questions of private life, sex, and mental illness; it gives a thorough accounting for the politics of the places he wrote about; it investigates his involvement with MI6 and the Cambridge five; above all, it follows the growth of a writer whose works changed the lives of millions.
Category: Biography & Autobiography