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- DescriptionInformative, broad-ranging, this title sheds new light on the life and literary art of one of the last century's most celebrated authors. The first volume to be authorized by the Graham Greene Birthplace Trust, Dangerous Edges of Graham Greene brings together writers, journalists and scholars to investigate as well as to assess Greene's prolific oeuvre and intense personal interests. Here the reader may explore everything from Greene's Vienna at the time of the filming of The Third Man to his sometimes fraught relationship with Evelyn Waugh, from Greene's unconventional fictional treatment of women to his believing skepticism . While Greene often informed friends that a ruling passion gives to a shelf of vels the unity of a system , critics of his literary art have found it extraordinarily difficult to define the content of this ruling passion . Perhaps this is because Greene's own character seems so paradoxical, ironic even. Moreover, in believing that sin contains within itself the seeds of saintliness, he consistently loiters on what Robert Browning calls the dangerous edge of things . In exploring this dangerous edge , this book covers the full breadth of Greene's life and literary career.
- Author BiographyDarren J. N. Middleton (Ph.D., The University of Glasgow, Scotland) is Professor of Literature and Theology at Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, USA. He is the author of three books, including Theology after Reading: Christian Imagination and the Power of Fiction (Baylor University Press, 2008), as well as four edited volumes on religion, literature and film. Dermot Gilvary was the director of the Graham Greene International Festival, now in its fourteenth year. He teaches English language and literature at Oakham School, Rutland, England, UK. He is a playwright and the editor of Dr. Brigitte Timmermann's The Third Man's Vienna (Shippen Rock, Vienna, 2005). David Lodge, CBE, is a novelist and academic. He has twice been shortlisted for the Booker Prize (for Small World in 1984 and for Nice Work in 1988), and was the recipient of the Whitbread Book of Year Award (for How Far Can You Go? in 1980) and the Hawthornden Prize (for Changing Places in 1975). Monica Ali is a British novelist. She is the author of Brick Lane, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2003, Alentejo Blue and In the Kitchen: A Novel.
- PublisherContinuum Publishing Corporation
- Date of Publication15/09/2011
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintContinuum Publishing Corporation
- Weight454 g
- Width138 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine28 mm
- Edited byDarren J. N. Middleton,Dermot Gilvary
- Foreword byDavid Lodge
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