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A varied and stimulating collection of essays from one of the twentieth century's greatest writers
Graham Greene was born in 1904. He worked as a journalist and critic, and in 1940 became literary editor of the Spectator. He was later employed by the Foreign Office. As well as his many novels, Graham Greene wrote several collections of short stories, four travel books, six plays, three books of autobiography, two of biography and four books for children. He also wrote hundreds of essays, and film and book reviews. Graham Greene was a member of the Order of Merit and a Companion of Honour. He died in April 1991.
"An extraordinarily eclectic collection of reportage, speeches, memoirs, in which the Master reviews films, travels to trouble spots, bestrides the international political scene, welcomes Charlie Chaplin into exile from America, discusses communism, Catholicism and his literary idols...vital, intelligent and a constant pleasure" * Observer * "The ultimate chronicler of twentieth-century man's consciousness and anxiety" -- William Golding "Amply demonstrates the breadth of Greene's reportorial regard and the depth of his moral judgment" * Newsday *