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Fighting evil : unsung heroes in the novels of Graham Greene

Author: Ḥayim Gordon
Publisher: Westport, Conn : Greenwood Press, 1997.
Series: Contributions to the study of world literature.
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What can we learn from the novels of Graham Greene? This book argues that Greene's writings have much to teach us about fighting evil here and now, and about endeavoring to live a worthy life. In novels that span half of the twentieth century, Greene related stories of evil persons who destroyed the freedom of others and of a few simple people who fought them. Through these stories he showed us three basic truths:  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gordon, Ḥayim.
Fighting evil.
Westport, Conn : Greenwood Press, 1997
(DLC) 96022006
(OCoLC)34782676
Named Person: Graham Greene; Graham Greene; Graham Greene; Graham Greene; Graham Greene; Graham Greene; Graham Greene
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ḥayim Gordon
ISBN: 9781567507744 1567507743
OCLC Number: 501780693
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 140 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction; PART I: EVIL; 1 Manipulative Evil; 2 Greed and Lust for Power; 3 Political Evil; 4 Fanaticism; PART II: UNSUNG HEROES WHO FIGHT EVIL; 5 Seeing Evil; 6 Simple Courage and Trust in the World; 7 Sensitivity to Horror; 8 Failure and Integrity; PART III: THE WISDOM OF UNSUNG HEROES; 9 Comedians and Tragedy; 10 Existential Wisdom: Joy, Courage, Questioning; 11 Political Wisdom: Power and Glory; 12 Conclusion: Learning to Fight Evil; Selected Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y.
Series Title: Contributions to the study of world literature.
Responsibility: Haim Gordon.

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What can we learn from the novels of Graham Greene? This book argues that Greene's writings have much to teach us about fighting evil here and now, and about endeavoring to live a worthy life. In novels that span half of the twentieth century, Greene related stories of evil persons who destroyed the freedom of others and of a few simple people who fought them. Through these stories he showed us three basic truths: first, evil exists; second, it is possible to fight it; and third, one may attain wisdom and sometimes a very limited glory by undertaking such a struggle. Gordon's study sets forth.

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