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The Life of Graham Greene, Vol. 3: 1955-1991 (The Life of Graham Greene #3)

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Twenty-seven years in the making, Norman Sherry’s magisterial biography of Graham Greene captures the life and character of one of the twentieth century’s most important literary figures. The final, eagerly anticipated volume follows Greene, still an agent for the British government, from pre-Revolutionary Cuba and the Belgian Congo to adulterous interludes in Capri and An ...more
Paperback, 944 pages
Published November 29th 2005 by Penguin Books (first published 2004)
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Suzanne
Feb 08, 2008 Suzanne rated it liked it
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Dry. Like so many biographies, and this author's previous volumes on Greene, this is an extremely well-researched and thoroughly cited work of interest to anyone who wants to get into Greene's mind and speculate how those grand works came to be. Bottom line, he was a most unhappy man and that is tragic given his extraordinary abilities.
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With this volume Sherry, a professor of literature at Trinity University in San Antonio, completes his biography of prolific British writer Graham Greene (The Quiet American, The Third Man, and The End of the Affair, and more than 30 other novels). Sherry relied on all of Greene's papers, drew on their personal friendship, and even travelled in his footsteps__and his perseverance in uncovering all facets of Greene's life shows. Sherry's especially adept at placing Greene within the larger politi

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Penelope Swan
May 29, 2014 Penelope Swan rated it it was amazing
Norman Sherry is a superb biographer. He has given the world a view of a great author that helps this struggling writer understand herself. Reading the works of Graham Greene the writer alongside Norman Sherry's presentation of Graham Greene the man helps me stop being so hard on myself--encourages me to give myself a break--laugh at my stupidity--have faith in my need/drive/passion to write no matter what.
Karen Pullen
Dec 18, 2016 Karen Pullen rated it it was amazing
I have read all three volumes of this biography of one of world's finest writers. It's criminal that Greene didn't win a Nobel Prize for literature! Sherry spent twenty years of his life retracing Greene's travels and life experiences, and the meticulous research shows in these fine, fascinating books.
David Streever
Sep 28, 2014 David Streever rated it it was amazing
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Not a review; just a note. I'm very sad to have reached the end of this (BIG!) trilogy. It was like spending a whole day with Greene, from breakfast to vodka martinis in the late hours of the night, just discussing his life & ideas.
srk
Jul 18, 2007 srk rated it really liked it
Not as strong as vols. 1 and 2, this puts the cap on the fascinating life of Graham Greene and gives some odd insight into his biographer's participation in Greene's last years. Loved the series; glad it's done.
Frederick
Sep 07, 2007 Frederick rated it liked it
This is the third of three volumes. He is an incredible man.
Roger
Feb 06, 2009 Roger rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The final volume of Norman Sherry's biography of Graham Greene, a man who grew even more complicated as he aged.
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