The Life of Graham Greene : 1904-1939 (Paperback)

Author: Sherry, Norman

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Publisher Penguin Books
Mfg Part# 9780142004203
SKU 36333702
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0142004200
Release Date 4/10/2007
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.25H x 6L x 2.25T
Author Info
Norman Sherry
A fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, Sherry has taught at Lancaster University and is Mitchell Distinguished Professor of Literature at Trinity University in San Antonio.
Praise
"Norman Sherry...brings to the pursuit of Graham Greene an obsessional, relentless passion for detail and the sifting of ambiguous evidence worthy of the curious object of his unremitting investigations...For what [he] gives us in this second volume of his massive study of a grotesquely complicated life is a compulsively readable, astutely humane account that, in less responsible hands, could have been presented in sensationalist, even salacious terms."
"...[A] convincing, well-told story; Sherry has done his work with admirable throughness and skill."
From the Publisher
Editors Note Graham Greene was one of the most guarded and complex literary figures of our time. In the first volume of Norman Sherry?s celebrated biography, Greene?s early life is explored through letters, diaries, and hundreds of interviews, including a breakdown in his early teens, his years at Oxford, and, most particularly, his long and tortuous courtship of his future wife. Sherry uncovers the origins of Greene?s literary preoccupations, as well as reasons for his conversion to Roman Catholicism. Greene?s development as a novelist, from the early success of The Man Within to his masterpiece, The Power and the Glory, is also explored in full, as Sherry literally follows Greene?s footsteps to West Africa and Mexico, penetrating the strange and emotional territory that Greene made into his own.
Editors Note 1 Graham Greene was one of the most guarded and complex literary figures of our time. In the first volume of Norman Sherry?s celebrated biography, Greene?s early life is explored through letters, diaries, and hundreds of interviews, including a breakdown in his early teens, his years at Oxford, and, most particularly, his long and tortuous courtship of his future wife. Sherry uncovers the origins of Greene?s literary preoccupations, as well as reasons for his conversion to Roman Catholicism. Greene?s development as a novelist, from the early success of The Man Within to his masterpiece,The Power and the Glory, is also explored in full, as Sherry literally follows Greene?s footsteps to West Africa and Mexico, penetrating the strange and emotional territory that Greene made into his own.
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Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 18
Number of Pages 0816
Publisher Penguin Books
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