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ISBN: 067144767X
Author: Marie-Francoise Allain,Graham Greene
Language: English
Publisher: Simon and Schuster; 1st edition (1983)
Pages: 176
Category: British & Irish
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 267
Size Fb2: 1876 kb
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Graham Greene, Marie-Françoise Allain.

Graham Greene, Marie-Françoise Allain. Henry Graham Greene, OM, CH was an English novelist, short story writer, playwright, screenplay writer, travel writer and critic whose works explore the ambivalent moral and political issues of the modern world. Greene combined serious literary acclaim with wide popularity.

Greene, usually reluctant to give interviews, chatted with literary critic Allain in 1979 because she is the daughter of his friend Yves Allain (a spy killed in 1966 Morocco)-but he told her nothing particularly earth-shattering or eloquent, and this slim, slight volume is the result. Greene repeats material already on better display in A Sort of Life and Ways of Escape-about his psychoanalysis, his perennial need to ""escape,"" his interest in divided loyalties, his experiments with suicide and drugs. But not homosexuality: ""I fear.

Revered novelist Graham Greene is promoting his latest book; possibly his last. A notoriously reluctant subject, he has agreed to give an exclusive interview to the journalist of his choice. Marie-Francoise Allain is nervous, this is an important assignment

Revered novelist Graham Greene is promoting his latest book; possibly his last. Marie-Francoise Allain is nervous, this is an important assignment. Is this just natural anxiety or do her actions betray a deeper motive? The Other Man explores the web entangling three captives and the tragedy that rips through their lives. True tales of assassination, unimaginable bravery and existential crisis. 21 August at 10:45 ·. Deborah Clair.

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With Graham Greene, though, it is different. They are all here, as well as his Collected Essays and several books about him, of which my two favourites are Shirley Hazzard’s delightful short book Greene on Capri, about a friendship formed during his later years, and the illuminating The Other Man: Conversations with Graham Greene by Marie-Françoise Allain. Greene straddles the twentieth century and I think he does so alone. There is no other novelist as good, writing over the same period

Later this month Simon & Schuster will publish ''The Other Man,'' a series of interviews with Graham Greene conducted by Marie-Francoise Allain

Later this month Simon & Schuster will publish ''The Other Man,'' a series of interviews with Graham Greene conducted by Marie-Francoise Allain Roman Catholicism. But the following selection reprinted, in a somewhat emended form, from ''The Other Man'' is perhaps a fuller and more lucid explanation of his uneasy relationship to the church than exists elsewhere. Did you become a Catholic the way one falls in love? No, I needed convincing arguments for the possibility that God exists.

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Items related to The Other Man: Conversations with Graham Greene. Marie Allain The Other Man: Conversations with Graham Greene. ISBN 13: 9780140071382. In conversation with Marie-Francoise Allain - the daughter of a late friend of Greene's - Graham Greene reveals part of the hidden Greene, a side of himself usually only glimpsed in his novels.

First Trade Edition, with full number line on copyright page, in clean unclipped jacket. Clean gray boards with clean blue cloth spine, white lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Blind-stamped previous owner circular embossment on front free endpaper; no other marks. 176 pp. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped (13.95 on front inside flap), no chips, two 1" closed tears at top front panel edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author Graham Greene discusses his life with French author Allain Marie-Francoise, commenting on his own work and creating an intriguing self-portrait of this prolific and talented author.

Comments:

Cointrius
Increasingly interesting series of interviews between Greene and the daughter of a friend. Starts rather slowly, covering much the same ground as in other interviews, but it gets deeper as we go along. Greene resists answering anything he considers a personal question, and he often corrects the interviewer's suppositions, but his resistance seems to break down over time, and he becomes more revealing. Worth reading for those interested in the background of Greene's writing.
Doktilar
In the early 80s, Graham Greene consented to a series of interviews with Marie-Francoise Allain, in part due to his great affection for her father, WWII Resistance hero Yves Allain. Among the gems from the free-flowing conversations are:

BEING A PERFECTIONIST IN WRITING
Greene: I'm not a perfectionist in politics or in love. I try to be a perfectionist when I write
Allain: How do you mean?
Greene: I aim to be content with what I produce. It's an aim I never achieve, but I go over my work word by word, time and again, so as to be as little dissatisfied as possible.

ON AVOID ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS
Allain: What are the writer's 'conscious preoccupations' you mentioned earlier on?
Greene: There are, of course, basic principles to be observed: adjectives are to be avoided unless they are strictly necessary; adverbs too, which is even more important. When I open a book and find that so and so has 'answered sharply' or 'spoken tenderly', I shut it again: it's the dialogue itself which should express the sharpness or the tenderness without any need to use adverbs to underline them.

ON THE WRITING PROCESS
Greene: Between the manuscripts and the final typed version I achieve a half-dozen drafts all corrected and recorrected to the point of illegibility . . . I re-read my morning's work just before bedtime, to stimulate my unconscious--or my subconscious if you prefer--in the hope that it will sort out the problems . . . I chose the title, usually, right at the beginning, before I start writing. This means that I have a precise idea of what the book will turn out to be.

ON WRITING AND HIS FAITH
Allain: Do you think that writing has helped to strengthen your faith?
Greene: No, I shouldn't say so. My books only reflect faith or lack of faith, with every possible nuance in between. I don't see why people insist on labelling me a Catholic writer. I'm simply a Catholic who happens to write.

ON HIS FRIENDSHIP WITH WAUGH
I was very close to Evelyn Waugh, whose Catholicism was so orthodox that it clashed with mine. But, strangely enough, we never quarrelled in spite of substantial disagreements in the field of poltics as well. Evelyn was conservative right down the line. I made him very unhappy with A BURNT OUT CASE: he concluded from it that I'd lapsed from the Faith. We exchanged a sequence of letters on this subject, and our correspondence ended on a humorous note. Our friendship was deep, genuine, and in no way affected by the disparity of our ideas.
Makaitist
Anyone who wants to understand Graham Greene the person should read this. The extensive interviewing dates to 1979. Running less than 200 pages, this is a fascinating attempt by "a critic and journalist", who is the daughter of a friend of Greene, to get Greene to open up about who he is and why he is who he is. But as the interviewer constantly reminds us, Greene fights her all the way. He reveals much about himself by adamantly refusing to discuss his private life, but he is rather open about his views on politics, religion, and writing. It is good to see that Greene really does not support left-wing dictatorships, Stalinism, or communism. His feeble attempts to explain his public anti-Americanism do not come across very convincing. It is interesting to hear him being positive about Margaret Thatcher: "But I think that Mrs. Thatcher at least has the virtue of honesty, which was not the case with Wilson and Callaghan. One might try giving her a chance." This is a work that details the persistent efforts of the interviewer to get at the heart of the always enigmatic Greene and the equally persistent effort of the all-too-public Greene to reveal only what he wants. Neither is always successful and each knows it, but we learn as much from their failures as from their successes.

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