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The true cost of Graham Greene’s life on the run

Some of his writing thrills today but too much is second-rate

By Alexander Larman   October 2020
Graham Greene was cold and clear Credit: Wikimedia commons

Graham Greene was cold and clear Credit: Wikimedia commons

Richard Greene—no relation—says ruefully of Graham Greene that his life is “sometimes boiled down to sex, books and depression” by critics. In his exhaustive, engaging study of Greene, his biographer attempts to reclaim him as a writer who speaks to our “unquiet world” rather than being mired in “Greeneland,” a place where betrayal and guilt trudge glumly on together.

He acknowledges the influence of Greene’s authorised biographer Norman Sherry and the more…

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