Search Results: "Graham Greene"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 1, 1995

"Despite Shelden's relentless animus for Greene as a person and a writer, this propaganda campaign can neither surpass nor subvert the Greene legend. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Trying to hunt down the controversial, complex Greene (190491) as the Harry Lime of the literary racket, Shelden (Orwell, 1991, etc.) succeeds less in decoding the deceptions of Greene's life than in creating a trail of false leads. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Sept. 14, 1973

"There is also an inductive introduction by Mr. Greene on how he now views the short story and on some of the curious circumstances in which a few of them were conceived."
Forty in all, representing a forty-year span, "a collection of escapes from the novelist's world" and combining those which appeared in May We Borrow Your Husband?, A Sense of Reality, Twenty-One Stories, as well as three which appear in book form for the first time. Read full book review >

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LOVING GRAHAM GREENE by Gloria Emerson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 2000

"An intelligent fiction debut by a capable writer."
Award-winning journalist Emerson (Gaza, 1991, etc.) tries her hand at fiction with a story that draws on her knowledge of the Third World. Read full book review >

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THREE BY GRAHAM GREENE by Graham Greene
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 1952

"The Ministry of Fear."
Three "entertainments" as Graham Greene defines his earlier thrillers, will introduce a new Greene to many who have "discovered" him with his serious psychological novels and his critical writing. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE OF GRAHAM GREENE by Norman Sherry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"Sherry's admirable work beats out even the writer's own memoirs as the definitive account of his life, although Greene remains a character impossible to penetrate satisfactorily. (51 b&w photos and 6 illustrations, not seen)"
This mid-life installment of Greene's authorized biography has all the thrills of the writer's ``entertainments'' and the emotional complexity of his serious works. Read full book review >

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THE LIFE OF GRAHAM GREENE by Norman Sherry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"Marked by sorrow and disappointment, but plenty of fascinating adventures. An exemplary biography, of profound interest to admirers of Greene's work and to students of contemporary letters."
The third and final volume of Sherry's superb life of the English novelist and man of letters, a monumental work published over the last 15 years. Read full book review >

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THE QUEST FOR GRAHAM GREENE by W.J. West
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 12, 1998

"While Greene aficionados anticipate Sherry's next volume, West supplies them with some tantalizing points and leaves open many, many questions. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
An occasionally enticing if episodic inquest into Greene's lifelong balancing act on ``the dangerous edge of things'' (his favorite Browning quote). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GREENE by Graham Greene
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 19, 1969

"It concludes with the sad apostrophe, 'How could they tell that for a writer as much as for a priest there is no such thing as success?"
Half of the essays here, including his more important sequence on Henry James, have been reprinted from Mr. Greene's 1952 collection The Lost Childhood which established in Greene's case that the creative writer could also be a critic of some distinction. Read full book review >

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THE HUMAN FACTOR by Graham Greene
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 1978

"What remains is a story as apparently plain as Greene's perfect prose—an open-hearted, tight-lipped pavane of conscience and sentiment that can be watched and enjoyed for all the wrong, and all the right, reasons."
A man in love walks through the world like an anarchist, carrying a time bomb." Read full book review >

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A SENSE OF REALITY by Graham Greene
Released: June 21, 1963

"These serious overtones qualify the collection as more than light entertainment, which it also is, although it may ultimately prove to be only peripheral as a part of this writer's permanent collection."
Three short stories, and one which is actually a novella, are affiliated by their concern with the intangible and illusory and they sometimes cross over into less finite areas where reality is blurred by fantasy, memory and myth. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Nov. 1, 1961

"Its small cast, and general sophistication of theme and tone, would suggest that it will be desirable for little theatre groups and while no more than it is an agreeable diversion."
The book publication of this Greene play, a sophisticated marital and extramarital comedy which was hugely successful in London (partly due to the excellence of its cast), will be timed here to coincide with its Broadway production. Read full book review >