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Graham Greene By Neil Sinyard

Graham Greene by Neil Sinyard

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A new title in Palgrave Macmillan's Literary Lives series, this is a biographical narrative of Graham Greene's literary career.

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Graham Greene: A Literary Life by Neil Sinyard

A new title in Palgrave Macmillan's Literary Lives series, this is a biographical narrative of Graham Greene's literary career. Among other things, it explores his motives for writing; the literary and cinematic influences that shaped his work; his writing routine and the importance of his childhood experience. Greene was elusive and enigmatic, and this book teases out the fiction from his autobiographies, the autobiography from his fictions, sharing Paul Theroux's view that you may not know Greene from his face or speech 'but from his writing, you know everything.'

Graham Greene Reviews

'...for anyone...curious about Greene or how early childhood deprivations produce artists, or how Catholic guilt can screw even the the sharpest of intellects, reading this book is seriously fine entertainment.' - Catherine Ford, The Age Review

'...fresh and useful...this book will provide many readers with a new way of getting to know Greene' - Martin Corner, Kingston University, Newsletter of the Graham Greene Birthplace Trust

About Neil Sinyard

NEIL SINYARD is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Hull. He is the author of twenty books on film, including Film and Literature: The Art of Screen Adaptation, which includes a comparison of Greene and Hitchcock; Children in the Movies, which discusses the representation of childhood in film and literature; and studies of directors such as Wilder, Hitchcock, Allan, Spielberg, Zinnemann and Roeg. He has published over a hundred articles for such publications as The Dickensian, The Critical Quarterly, Sight and Sound, The Sunday Telegraph, Positif and Cinema Papers, and he has written extensively on the relationship between literature and film.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements The Greene Chronology: Some Major Dates and Events Introduction: Secret Sharer Why Do I Write? The Books in My Life The Greene Routine Greene on the Screen Laughter in the Shadow of the Gallows A Sort of Autobiography: Epigraphs and Dedications The Green Baize Door Poets of Criminality and Conscience Conclusion: Forgotten Memories Select Bibliography Annotated Filmography Index

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NPB9780333729878
9780333729878
0333729870
Graham Greene: A Literary Life by Neil Sinyard
New
Paperback
Palgrave Macmillan
2003-11-18
169
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