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Graham Greene - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
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Graham Greene   (1904 - 1991)
 
Category:  English Literature
 
Born:  October 2, 1904
Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England
 
Died:  April 3, 1991
Vevey, Switzerland
 
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Graham Greene - LIFE STORIES
 
 
10/2/1904     Graham Greene, "Greeneland"
On this day in 1904 Graham Greene was born. According to Greene's biographers, the "Greeneland" in which his fictional fringe-dwellers and tortured souls would struggle to live was discovered in adolescence. One 1991 obituary said that "If Greene's key characters had been animals one cannot help feeling that they would have been compassionately put down."
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
A Burnt-Out Case
fiction
 
A Sort of Life
memoirs
 
Brighton Rock
fiction
 
Collected Short Stories
anthology, guide
 
Journey Without Maps
travel
 
Our Man in Havana
fiction
 
The Comedians
fiction
 
The End of the Affair
fiction
 
The Heart of the Matter
fiction
 
The Honorary Consul
fiction
 
The Power and the Glory
fiction, semi-autobiographical
 
The Quiet American: Text and Criticism
fiction, literary analysis
 
The Third Man
fiction
 
Travels With My Aunt
fiction
 
 
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Graham Greene: Man of Paradox
by A.F. Cassis (Editor)
essays, interviews, guide
 
The Life of Graham Greene, 1956-1991
by Norman Sherry
biography
 
The Life of Graham Greene: 1939-1955
by Norman Sherry
biography
 
The quest for Graham Greene
by W. J. West
biography
 
Traveling on the Edge: Journeys in the Footsteps of Graham Greene
by Julia Llewellyn Smith
non-fiction
 
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Greeneland: the World of Graham Greene
Find a biography, bibliography, information about over a dozen of Greene's novels, comments by Greene on writing, and a review of critical praise by peers including Evelyn Waugh, William Golding, George Orwell, and others.

"The three novels...Brighton Rock, The Heart of the Matter, and The End of the Affair...all have claims to greatness; they are as intense and penetrating and disturbing as an inquisitor's gaze. After his modest start as a novelist under the influence of Joseph Conrad and John Buchan, Greene's masterly facility at concocting thriller plots and his rather blithely morbid sensibility had come together, at a high level of intelligence and passion, with the strict terms of an inner religious debate that had not yet wearied him."
-— John Updike
Literary Traveler
Read an essay titled "Graham Greene's Vietnam," in which the author writes about sites in Ho Chi Minh City chronicled in Greene's novel The Quiet American.

"Given the intervening twenty years of war and twenty more of political isolation, it would come as no surprise to find that none of Greene's old haunts in Vietnam are still standing. But not only are they still there, many of them have been restored to better than mint condition. Indeed, Vietnam today is full of astonishing contrasts to the opium-soaked, decadent world of Greene's novel, and the irony of some of these contrasts can only be deliberate."
The (Mis)Guided Dream of Graham Greene
A biographical essay explores Greene's life and enduring legacy.

"Graham Greene was a great novelist of a special kind. Unlike many literary practitioners in this century, he did not experiment with language, subvert traditional narrative, or choose exotic subjects. He simply used the powerful imagination that led him to speak of his work as a 'guided dream.' That imagination—fired, at least during the great middle years, by intense moral and religious perception—made Greene's fiction the best-realized portrayal in its time of the drama of the human soul."
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