Greene reads like a character from his own fiction in this revelatory account of his links with MI6 and the Hollwood mafia. West exposes the reasons Greene's sudden self-imposed exile, his fascination with the mafia, his loathing of America, the origins of his obsessions with Catholicism, espionage and his own involvement in MI6. As riveting as any Greene novel, this is the book which gets to the heart of one of this century's most important - and elusive - writers.
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The Quest for Graham Greene, an intentionally selective, intriguingly suggestive portrait, probes hitherto unexplored facets of the Anglo-Catholic novelist (1904-91). Among them are a nervous breakdown at age 16 that sent him to a London psychoanalyst who introduced him to spiritualism and the literary avant-garde; Greene's Byzantine ties to British intelligence, which continued long after his 1944 resignation from MI6; and his involvement in a tax-fraud scheme that led to exile from England in 1966. In approved postmodernist fashion, W. J. West uses the first person while recounting his diggings in various archives.Review:
West even works in clues from Greene's novels, which are more factual than many realize, resulting in a real cloak-and-dagger bio. -- Entertainment Weekly
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Descripción Phoenix, 1998. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. No.1 BESTSELLERS - great prices, friendly customer service â€" all orders are dispatched next working day. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0000182250