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The unquiet Englishman : a life of Graham Greene

Author: Richard Greene
Publisher: New York, NY : W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2021. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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"A vivid, deeply researched account of the tumultuous life of one of the twentieth century's greatest novelists, the author of The End of the Affair. 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,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Graham Greene; Graham Greene
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Greene
ISBN: 9780393084320 0393084329
OCLC Number: 1183400164
Notes: "Originally published in the UK under the title Russian roulette: the life and times of Graham Greene"
Description: xvi, 591 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. The Dog in the Pram --
2. Flight --
3. Backwards Day --
4. The Revolver --
5. Casual Corpses --
6. Marriage --
7. Rats in the Thatch --
8. The Devil Looks After His Own --
9. Minty Stepped on Board --
10. In Zigi's Town --
11. Raven --
12. My Worst Film --
13. Shirley Temple --
14. Real Brighton --
15. The Lawless Roads --
16. Doll --
17. Bombs and Books --
18. The House in the Swamp --
19. The Ministry of Fear --
20. Canaries and Defectors --
21. Mrs Montgomery --
22. Hot Irons --
23. Mother of Six --
24. Banned in the Republic of Ireland --
25. Lime --
26. A Piece of Grit --
27. Points of Departure --
28. Malaya --
29. Shoulder Flash --
30. The Cards in his Wallet --
31. `C' --
32. The Bell Tower --
33. Visas --
34. The Splinter --
35. Mau Mau --
36. Dien Bien Phu --
37. No One Expects the Inquisition --
38. A Reformed Character --
39. Accidents Can Always Happen --
40. Anita --
41. Our Man on the Potomac --
42. The Filthiest Book I Have Ever Read --
43. 61/2 Raves --
44. A Mixture of Petrol and Vodka --
45. Handshakes and Contracts --
46. Bombs and Daiquiris --
47. The Whole Trouble --
48. Taxidermy Everywhere --
49. The Separating Sickness --
50. Alone in a Lift --
51. Changes --
52. Death and Taxes --
53. The End of a Long Rope --
54. Plastiques --
55. Masks --
56. The Real End of the World --
57. Statues and Pigeons --
58. The New Life --
59. Fidel at Night --
60. Papa Doc Honoured Me --
61. Morse Code on the Water Pipes --
62. Behind the Sand Dune --
63. A House Surrounded by Orange Trees --
64. No One's Poodle --
65. Light Bulbs --
66. About my Best --
67. Long Spoons --
68. Effervescence and Vibration --
69. The Diplomatic Passport --
70. Storming the Palace --
71. The Bomb Party --
72. Three Hostages --
73. J'Accuse --
74. I Am the Message --
75. Better a Bad Man --
76. Two Faces --
77. The Late Rounds --
78. A Sense of Movement.
Other Titles: Russian roulette
Responsibility: Richard Greene.

Abstract:

"A vivid, deeply researched account of the tumultuous life of one of the twentieth century's greatest novelists, the author of The End of the Affair. 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. This sensitive, fascinating biography sheds new light on one of the foremost modern writers"--

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