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  Graham Greene - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Henry Graham Greene, OM, CH (October 2, 1904 – April 3, 1991) was a prolific English novelist, playwright, short story writer and critic whose works explore the doubtfulness of modern man and ambivalent moral or political issues in a contemporary setting.
Greene was born in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, the fourth of six children – his younger brother Hugh became the Director-General of the BBC, and older brother Raymond an eminent doctor and mountaineer.
Greene moved to Antibes in 1966, to be close to Yvonne Cloetta, whom he had known for several years, and this relationship endured until his death.
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 Graham Greene (actor) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Graham Greene (born June 22, 1952) is a Canadian actor.
Greene's first brushes with the entertainment industry came when he was an audio technician for rock bands.
In 1997, Greene suffered a major depressive attack, and had to be hospitalized after a police encounter.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Graham_Greene_(actor)   (380 words)

 Graham Greene - MSN Encarta
Born in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, the son of a headmaster, Greene was educated at the University of Oxford.
It may be considered a precursor to the type of book that Greene specifically labeled as “novels.” These writings are seriously concerned with the moral, social, and religious problems of the time.
Greene's works are characterized by vivid detail, a variety of settings (Mexico, Africa, Haiti, Vietnam), and a detached objective portrayal of characters under various forms of social, political, or psychological stress.
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 In Memoriam: Graham Greene, 1904-91
Graham Greene, who died on April 3 aged 86, was not only one of this century's pre-eminent novelists.
Greene spent time in Haiti in the mid-1960s and emerged with a chilling novel, The Comedians, whose underlying theme is the state terror of "Papa Doc" Duvalier.
Greene was no pacifist: he expressed his sincere hope that the bullets he paid for had found their way into a few of Somoza's troops.
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 Graham Greene
Henry Graham Greene, English novelist, journalist, and playwright, was born on October 2, 1901, in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire.
Greene met her when, after her conversion to Roman Catholicism, she asked him out of the blue to be her godfather, a ceremony witnessed by Greene's wife, Vivien.
Greene's most important and enduring works include Brighton Rock (1938), which was also made into a film (right), The Power and the Glory (1940), The Heart of the Matter (1948), and The End of the Affair (1951), all of which set a tone of high literary, as well as moral, distinction.
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 Graham Greene
Greene himself divided his novels into categories: the "entertainments," usually espionage or crime thrillers like The Quiet American and Our Man in Havana, and the more serious works, three of which are referred to as his "Catholic novels": The Power and the Glory, The Heart of the Matter, and The End of the Affair.
As superficial as that seems, and as idiosyncratic as Greene's faith was, it did deepen, and in one form or antoher, outlasted the relationship with his wife.
Greene's other means of keeping despair at bay was travel, through which he found release, freedom, financial support when a publisher paid his way, as well as rich subjects for his prolific pen.
www.amywelborn.com /greene/greene.html   (1477 words)

 Damned Old Graham Greene - New York Times
GRAHAM GREENE lived, and thrived, in an age when writers were powerful, priestlike, remote and elusive.
Graham Greene, born in 1904, was just such a subversive hero, self-consciously seeking out (in Browning's words) ''the dangerous edge of things,'' who lived everywhere and nowhere, a man whom few people ever knew.
Greene must have known that such men would not spill the beans about his irregular life or ask awkward questions, though Burgess famously teased him for being a God-botherer and a poseur, and was banished.
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 Graham Greene - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Henry Graham Greene, OM (October 2, 1904 Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire – April 3, 1991 Vevey, Switzerland) was a prolific English novelist, playwright, short story writer and critic whose works explore the ambiguities of modern man and ambivalent moral or political issues in a contemporary setting.
Greene was the fourth of six children – his younger brother Hugh was later to become the Director-General of the BBC, and older brother Raymond was an eminent doctor and mountaineer.
Greene's novels are written in a contemporary, realistic style, often featuring characters troubled by self-doubt and living in seedy or rootless circumstances.
www.voyager.in /Graham_Greene   (1485 words)

 The New Yorker: The Critics: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The mention of Graham Greene inevitably evokes “Greeneland,” reviewers’ shorthand for the fictional terrain where all of Greene’s novels seem to be set—a desolate colonial outpost with unforgiving weather, which is inhabited by mid-level civil servants, simple-hearted locals, and adulterous wives.
Greene’s novels cannot be reduced to their Catholic elements: the spiritual dilemma is always inseparable from the imagined life of the character.
Greene’s fundamental difficulty as a Christian was that he doubted his own ability to love God—to make the leap of faith, the unconditional surrender, that transforms a sinner into a saint.
www.newyorker.com /critics/books?041004crbo_books   (3430 words)

 Graham Greene at 66
Greene squeezing off bursts of disenchantment with America's imperial role, and an occasional defender of the trans-Atlantic faith returning to the fire.
Greene's novels, good and evil appear to be strong motive forces; he has been accused of obsession with evil at the expense of concern with good.
Greene has extraordinarily pale eyes, and the thought went through my mind that if eyes are mirror to the soul, anyone who intended to plumb the depths of this man's soul had his work cut out.
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 The (Mis)Guided Dream of Graham Greene   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
His father was headmaster of the private school Greene attended, setting up a classic Greene conflict: loyalty to his father versus the impossible desire to be one of the boys.
Greene began rationalizing the affair, even getting advice from some priests that it was all right to go to confession again and again knowing he would immediately resume the liaison.
Greene was primed for the advent of Fidel Castro, whom he would later defend.
www.firstthings.com /ftissues/ft9911/opinion/royal.html   (1714 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Books | Authors | Greene, Graham
Greene adored TS Eliot and Herbert Read; as a young man, his analyst introduced him to a literary circle which included Walter de la Mare.
RK Narayan was mentored by Greene; Shusaku Endo - Catholic, comic and complex - is often described as the Japanese Graham Greene.
Michael Shelden's controversial The Man Within paints Greene as a satanic figure, while WG West's The Quest for Graham Greene reinvents biography as Greene-tinted detective thriller.
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 UBL: artist profile - Graham Greene
Graham’s first professional gig was a state tour of Western Australia with New Zealand star Kim Hart in 1982, and from there he went on to a five-year stint with top local covers band Flash Harry.
Early in 2003, Graham lost the use of two left hand fingers due to nerve damage, and spent the rest of the year regaining control of the effected digits and effectively learning to play again.
Graham is a Section Editor and writer for West Australian music publication Groove Magazine, and is also promoting his new album and signature series guitars.
www.ubl.com /artists/grahamgreene/profile   (395 words)

 Graham Greene, The Major Novels: A Centenary - by Kevin McGowin - Eclectica Magazine v8n4
For though Graham Greene was also a superb short story writer, a perceptive essayist, a passable poet and a remarkably astute critic on almost every creative medium, it is for his novels that he is and will be best remembered.
Graham Greene's most esteemed novels today are generally those known as his "Catholic" novels, in which that religion (Greene was a Catholic) plays a large part in character and plot: Brighton Rock (1938), The Power and the Glory (1940), The Heart of the Matter (1948) and The End of the Affair (1951).
Greene wrote two major novels in the 1960s, beginning the decade with A Burnt-Out Case, a novel that should be discussed with the other four "Catholic" novels and in which the presentation of their themes is more fully realized than in any of them.
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 Graham Greene Biography
Henry Graham Greene was born on October 2, 1904 in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire.
Upon her urging, Greene took instructions in the faith and was received by the Church in 1926.
Although Greene always declared himself to be apolitical as a writer, he nonetheless enjoyed being politically connected and appearing to be a supporter for the oppressed.
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 Graham Greene
Graham Greene was born in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, as the son of Charles Greene and Marion Raymond Greene, a first cousin of the author Robert Louis Stevenson.
Greene was not a good family man. Although Greene wrote four children's books, he once stated in a letter: ''How I dislike children." After the collapse of his marriage, he had several relationships, among others in the 1950s with the Swedish actress Anita Björk, whose husband writer Stig Dagerman had committed suicide.
Greene's uncle Sir William Graham Greene helped to establish the Naval Intelligence Department, and his oldest brother, Herbert, served as a spy for the Imperial Japanese Navy in the 1930s.
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 CD Baby: GRAHAM GREENE: Gaia Rising - Tales of Electric Romance
Graham Greene was born in Perth, Western Australia, and at age 4 moved with his family to the far north-west of the state, where he grew up in the rugged and arid Kimberley outback.
Greene's body of work and his music across all genres is outstanding to say the least.
Graham is a true artist, his musical talents along with his composing and arragements, are top notch.
www.cdbaby.com /cd/grahamg   (1050 words)

 Graham Greene Achill Island, Ireland - page 1 of 3
Graham Greene, the English novelist, was a regular visitor to Achill Island in the late 1940s.
British novelist Graham Greene, author of such classics as Brighton Rock, The Third Man and The End of the Affair, visited and stayed on Achill Island a number of times in the late 1940s.
Graham Greene retained a special affection for Achill Island, which he mentioned frequently in his letters and notes, although this was largely due to the circumstances of his visits.
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 Graham Greene's Vietnam Literary Traveler
Since Graham Greene's death in 1991 a plethora of biographies has emerged, each stressing the real world sources for much of what the author wrote, and each including old photographs of the places where he lived and drank and caroused.
Greene lived in at least two places on the Rue Catinat and chose a third as the model for Fowler's apartment in The Quiet American.
For example, in The Quiet American Greene refers to a place he calls "The House of 500 Girls." It was actually known as The Parc au Buffles by the French and was a three-sided complex catering to the darker side of old Saigon.
www.literarytraveler.com /special/greene.htm   (1110 words)

 NovelGuide: Biography: Graham Greene
Graham Greene was born on October 2, 1904, to Charles Henry and Marion Raymond Greene.
Greene attended the Berkhamstead School, where his father was the headmaster, and then Balliol College, Oxford.
Greene first conceived the idea for The Power and the Glory when a Mexican man told him about a priest who had been so drunk at the baptism of the man’s son that he had given the baby a girl’s name.
www.novelguide.com /PowerGlory/biography.html   (427 words)

 Graham Greene Quiz
Our quiz this issue is on ‘Our Man in Havana’ Graham Greene, who put a new twist in the spy and detective genres as well as producing a variety of provocative novels that explore his preoccupation with personal and religious moral dilemmas.
Greene stands as one of the great writers of the 20th century, admired by both critics and the public, so have a go at the 25 questions below and see how well you know the man and his work.
Greene and Catherine had a code name for ‘sex’ and this appears in the novel as well.
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 Cover story -- A turbulent life: Essential Graham Greene
Greene also had an extraordinary sex drive, manifested by a list he left of 47 of his favorite prostitutes as well as by numerous affairs during and after his marriage.
Greene was baptized into the Catholic church at Nottingham Cathedral at the age of 21.
Greene also emerged in the Cold War period as a major literary and cultural critic and, increasingly, as a public intellectual who used his very free lance to opine broadly about the state of the world in general.
www.natcath.com /NCR_Online/archives2/2004d/111904/111904a.php   (2775 words)

 Graham Greene
Greene says, "I was brought up without much sense of my Indian heritage..." John Greene, Graham's father, worked as an ambulance driver and as a maintenance man. Graham describes his childhood as "pleasant"; nevertheless, when he was 16, he dropped out of school and moved on his own to Rochester, New York.
During the early 1970s, Greene began working in the music business, first as a "roadie" and sound man. A "roadie" is a member of a crew for a traveling group of musicians or other entertainers whose work usually includes the setting up of equipment.
When Greene read for a part in "Dances With Wolves," actor-director Kevin Costner at first rejected him because with short hair he didn't look "Indian enough." Luckily, Costner called him back, liked what he saw the second time, and give him the role of Sioux medicine man Kicking Bird.
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 CD Baby: GRAHAM GREENE: Leap Of Face
Leap Of Face is the new release from West Australian master guitarist Graham Greene, and marks a return to the massive rock grooves and guitar fireworks he is best known for in The West.
Soaring melodies meet rock hard grooves and technical artistry as the Guitar Shaman from Oz explores emotions from the tender to the savage, moods from the extreme to the ridiculous, all with his individual flair and humour.
While 'Fire' is in a nu-metal groove, the instrumentals range from the hard funk rock of The Art Of War, through the neo-classical flash and panache of Hell And Bach to the subterranean seven-string grooves and unearthly talkbox solo in The Vowels Of The Earth.
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 Graham Greene Collection, Scope and Contents
A complete list of Greene's works present in the collection is available in the Index of Works as the end of this guide.
The Correspondence series is largely composed of personal letters written by Greene as well as a few letters to Greene and a small amount of third-party correspondence.
Most of Greene's letters to newspapers and magazines are "letters to the Editor" and include drafts as well as final typescripts.
www.hrc.utexas.edu /research/fa/greene.scope.html   (571 words)

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