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Whether reporting from the London cinema, Cotswolds villages, second-hand bookshops, war zones or political trouble spots, Graham Greene's novelistic gifts for detail, drama and compassionate curiosity provide unique and resonant insights into his life and times. To know war on any continent, read ‘A Memory of Indo-China’; to glimpse high political chicanery, read ‘The Great Spectacular’; to feel the flush and aftermath of revolutionary change, take up his pieces about Cuba. Reflections provides an extraordinary mirror on the twentienth century from one of its greatest observers.
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An extraordinarily eclectic collection of reportage, speeches, memoirs, in which the Master reviews films, travels to trouble spots, bestrides the international political scene, welcomes Charlie Chaplin into exile from America, discusses communism, Catholicism and his literary idols...vital, intelligent and a constant pleasure
The ultimate chronicler of twentieth-century man's consciousness and anxiety
Amply demonstrates the breadth of Greene's reportorial regard and the depth of his moral judgment
From wartime fiction to satire, history to essays on modern life, here are some books that'll transport you to "the queen of watering places".
Graham Greene worked in espionage for MI6, travelled the world and somehow found time to become one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. With 24 novels, short stories, poetry and two autobiographies under his belt, here's our list of his best books to start with.