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Further Reading

Graham Greene

Judith Adamson. Graham Greene: The Dangerous Edge, Where Art and Politics Meet. The Macmillan Press Ltd., 1990.

Margaret Drabble. (ed.), The Oxford Companion to English Literature . Oxford University Press, 1985.

Daphna Erdinast-Vulcan. Graham Greene’s Childless Fathers. The Macmillan Press Ltd, 1988.

Maureen Freely. ‘On Graham Greene’s The Quiet American ’ in New Statesman , 3 December 2001, p.55.

Anthony Lane. ‘Love and War’ in The New Yorker , 2 December 2002, p.117.

Michael Shelden. Graham Greene: The Man Within . William Heinemann Ltd., 1994.

Norman Sherry. The Life of Graham Greene, Vol. II, 1939-1955. Random House, UK. 1994

http://greeneland.tripod.com/
Greenland: The World of Graham Greene . This is the official website to Graham Greene. It provides a variety of material from biography to criticism.

http://www.todayinliterature.com/biography/graham.greene.asp
Brief biography with excellent links to essays about Greene’s works.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graham_Greene
Biography of Greene and bibliography of all his works. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graham_Greene

http://kirjasto.sci.fi/greene.htm
Biography of Greene and bibliography of all his works.

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/g/graham-greene/
Complete bibliography of all Greene’s works.

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2533.Graham_Greene
Biography of Greene and bibliography of all his works.

http://www.firstthings.com/ftissues/ft9911/opinion/royal.html
This site contains a short essay by Robert Royal that is subtitled “The (Mis)guided Dreams of Graham Greene”. It has a particular religious slant and, like other critics, questions the literary excellence of Greene’s writing.

http://www.nytimes.com/books/00/02/20/specials/greene-quiet.html
This site contains a review of The Quiet American written for The New York Times in 1956 by Robert Gorham Davis. It is titled, ‘In Our Times, No Man is a Neutral’ and the author, whilst beginning with some flattering comments about the calibre of Greene’s writing, soon moves to an exploration of his lack of neutrality. The accusation of hypocrisy levelled by others here links Greene most closely with his character, Thomas Fowler through the words of John Donne.

http://www.literarytraveler.com/special/greene.htm
Unlike the previous two sites, this one focuses on The Quiet American as travelogue. Some of the claims seem quite extravagant, but could provide interesting points of discussion within the class.

http://members.tripod.com/~greeneland/
The Greeneland sites often provide a variety of material from biography to criticism.

http://www.calendarlive.com/movies/cl-et-turan22nov22,0,6223422.story?coll=cl-movies-features
This site contains reviews of the latest film adaptation of The Quiet American.

 

Vietnam

Lucien Bodard. The Quicksand War: Prelude to Vietnam , Little, Brown & Company, Boston, 1967.

Stanley Karnow. Vietnam: A History , Penguin Books, New York, 1984.

Uwe Siemon-Netto. ‘Troubling Quiet American ’, in United Press International , 25 February 2003.

http://www.ichiban1.org/html/film.htm
A comprehensive list of films dealing with Vietnam and the part played by America in the war.

http://pilger.carlton.com/vietnam/film
Journalist, John Pilger’s site contains a series of video clips and a range of his writings on Vietnam.

 

The Quiet American

http://www.nytimes.com/books/00/02/20/specials/greene-quiet.html
This site contains a review of The Quiet American written for The New York Times in 1956 by Robert Gorham Davis. It is titled, ‘In Our Times, No Man is a Neutral’ and the author, whilst beginning with some flattering comments about the calibre of Greene’s writing, soon moves to an exploration of his lack of neutrality. The accusation of hypocrisy levelled by others here links Greene most closely with his character, Thomas Fowler through the words of John Donne.

http://www.literarytraveler.com/special/greene.htm
This site one focuses on The Quiet American as travelogue. Some of the claims seem quite extravagant, but could provide interesting points for exploration.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0258068/officialsites
This site contains reviews and video clips of the film adaptation of The Quiet American.

         
   
   
   
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