Graham Greene

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Graham Greene

Writers and Their Work


March 1st, 1996

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Graham Greene is among the major creative talents of our time. This study concentrates on his achievements as a novelist whose work spanned more than sixty years, and was translated into forty languages. As skilful in writing with humour as with seriousness, he combined the gifts of a superb story-teller with the power to analyse the political ills and human dilemmas of an age of anxiety. As a writer who ‘happened to be a Catholic’, he also reflected the problem of faith and belief in a time of persistent violence. This study describes his vision of the twentieth century, and his evolving dedication to his craft as a writer of fiction.

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Peter Mudford is Reader in Modern English at Birkbeck College, University of London. He has taught Modern Literature in a number of countries including India and the USA. He has published Birds of a different plumage, a study of British Indian Relations from Akbar to Curzon (Collins); The Art of Celebration: a study of late 19th and early 20th century literature (Faber). Memory and Desire: the representation of passion in the European Novella will shortly be published by Duckworth.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Half Title2
Title Page4
Biographical Outline10
Abbreviations and References11
1 Portraits and Self-Portraits13
2 Travels, Dreams, and Films22
3 ‘A writer who happens to be a Catholic’32
4 Politics and Betrayal48
5 Abandonment and Survival61
Select Bibliography73