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Author: Graham. Greene
ISBN13: 978-0919630130
Title: Ways of Escape.
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Language: English
Category: Arts and Literature
Publisher: Lester & Orpen Dennys (1980).; First Edition edition (1980)
Pages: 266

Ways of Escape. by Graham. Greene

The Little Fire Engine. As my body continues on its journey, my thoughts keep turning back and bury. I suspect that the word will chime from the title page on throughout this book. Peters, a literary agent then new to the game, encouraged me to believe that the book was publishable.

Personal Name: Greene, Graham, 1904-1991. Publication, Distribution, et. Toronto. Download book Ways of escape : a memoir, Graham Greene.

Why Jesus wasn't a cult leader. Fishers of Men & The Gospels. He said that his abundant writing and travels were simply a means to escape the panic fear, madness, and melancholia of contemporary life.

THE late Graham Greene was born 100 years ago on October 2nd. Each year at this time, a festival is held in his honour, at his birthplace, Berkhamsted School. There are talks and reminiscences from friends and luminaries, including Sir John Mortimer and David Lodge, and an appearance by Greene's rather egocentric official biographer, Norman Sherry. Get our daily newsletter.

First published in 1980, Graham Greene retraces the experiences and encounters of his long and extraordinary life. His restlessness is legendary, he has travelled like an explorer seeking out people and political situations at the dangerous edge of things.

With superb skill and feeling, Graham Greene retraces the experiences and encounters of his extraordinary life. His restlessness is legendary; as if seeking out danger, Greene travelled to Haiti during the nightmare rule of Papa Doc, Vietnam in the last days of the French, Kenya during the Mau Mau rebellion. With ironic delight he recalls his time in the British Secret Service in Africa, and his brief involvement in Hollywood.

With superb skill and feeling, Graham Greene retraces the experiences and encounters of a long and extraordinary life.
Reviews: 7
Being a writer myself, I have a particular fondness for writer's memoirs. In particular, I've found memoirs written by Philip Caputo, William Manchester, and Stephen King to be particularly enjoyable to read. This one, by Graham Greene, is my favorite of them all. He led an event-filled, spectacular life. He went on patrols with Gurkha troops in Malaya, worked for British intelligence in Africa, lived and worked in Indochina/Vietnam during the French occupation, even reported from Dien Bien Phu. But beyond the subject matter, it's Greene's mastery of the language that is primarily responsible for the magnificence of this book. That, and the fact that he is honest, open, and utterly unapologetic about many things that someone less brave might have kept to himself.

But as I said, more than anything, read it for the language. Greene was one of the greatest authors to ever work in the English language, and if you've never read anything of his you have a wonderful experience waiting for you, if you only pick up one of his books.

Example? Here is Greene capturing a subjective experience in just a few words, one that is particularly difficult to explain to someone who has never experienced it first hand. Most authors who have tried have failed. About his first experience with opium, he says

"It was like the first glimpse of a beautiful woman with whom, one realizes, a relationship is possible."

The book is full of gems like that. It is a joy to read.
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There are passages where Greene is clearly writing on autopilot, or, as he says, dozing at the controls. I think I counted five consecutive sentences beginning with "The." He inserts long and tedious quotations from his diaries and essays. Other passages are, however, quite lively and vivid: his experiences in Malaya, Kenya, and Israel, for instance. His epilogue on the other Graham Greene is fascinating, though it leads to a rather lame conclusion. In general, a pretty good book if you're interested in Greene, the places he visited, or the life of writing, but be prepared to be disappointed on occasion.
A superb nonfiction work that detains Greene’s adventures traveling to international hot spots. These adventures led to the plots of some of his best known novels.
All the terms of reference are there.
Its like revisiting old friends and favoured haunts, as Greene knew everybody of any importance and value
and went everywhere worth going.
The 20th century was an epic one and Greene has had terrific influence on it and lets hope it maintains into the 21st.
A rare talent: up there with Waugh and they were good mates with great respect for each other's work.
I read this after a cerebral hemorrhage and it helped me raise my spirits and recover as did his "Confidential Agent."
He always refused to admit to being a Catholic writer. Maybe he is or maybe not, but he is definitely a subtle spiritual writer and on the side of humanity and goodness, but with tongue firmly stuck in cheek and well aware of the contradictory nature of humanity..
Worth the read for a perspective that is outside of the box. Also author of "The Quiet American" which is another good read.
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Not one of his bests but still Graham Green
because this book leaves me feeling that he felt his life was unreal and his fiction was real.
He lived in boredom punctuated by terror--manic/depressive, opium smoking, Russian roulette playing, suicidal.
Was he a spy, even after he left the Foreign Office? Was writing his cover for travel? Does boredom fully explain his uncanny knack for being in troubled places in troubled times?
No matter. He was a great stylist and craftsman. This autobiography (along with "A Sort of Life") is worth reading for his methods as a novelist and for portraits of friends, such as Waugh and Herbert Reed.