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The unquiet Englishman : a life of Graham Greene / Richard Greene.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

"Graham Greene lived a life as strange and compelling as those in his brilliant novels. A journalist and MI6 officer, Greene sought out the inner narratives of war and politics across the world; he witnessed the Second World War, the Vietnam War, the Mau Mau Rebellion, the rise of Fidel Castro, and the guerrilla wars of Central America. His classic novels, including The Heart of the Matter and The Quiet American, are only pieces of a career that reads like a primer on the twentieth century itself. With wit, keen understanding, and compassion informed by recently surfaced letters and new memoirs from Graham Greene's contemporaries, Richard Greene creates a nuanced portrait of a complicated man. An Unquiet Englishman delves into the conflicts that defined Greene--marriage, promiscuity, faith, and mental illness--to bring fresh insights to his work."
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 921 GREENE 2021 (Text) 33892100724153 Adult New Books Book None 02/23/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780393084320
  • ISBN: 0393084329
  • Physical Description: xvi, 591 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published in the UK under the title Russian roulette: the life and times of Graham Greene"
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
"Graham Greene lived a life as strange and compelling as those in his brilliant novels. A journalist and MI6 officer, Greene sought out the inner narratives of war and politics across the world; he witnessed the Second World War, the Vietnam War, the Mau Mau Rebellion, the rise of Fidel Castro, and the guerrilla wars of Central America. His classic novels, including The Heart of the Matter and The Quiet American, are only pieces of a career that reads like a primer on the twentieth century itself. With wit, keen understanding, and compassion informed by recently surfaced letters and new memoirs from Graham Greene's contemporaries, Richard Greene creates a nuanced portrait of a complicated man. An Unquiet Englishman delves into the conflicts that defined Greene--marriage, promiscuity, faith, and mental illness--to bring fresh insights to his work." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Greene, Graham, 1904-1991.
Novelists, English > 20th century > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.

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