Greene on Capri

Greene on Capri

A Memoir

Book - 2000
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In this intimate portrait, Hazzard highlights Graham Greene's mercurial character, his work and talk, and the extraordinary literary culture that long thrived on the legendary, enchanted island of Capri.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2000
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780374166755
Branch Call Number: 823.912 Green-H 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 149 p. :,ill


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Feb 12, 2018

Shirley Hazzard (1931 – 2016), an Australian-American novelist, short story writer, and essayist, vacationed on the Isle of Capri, near Naples, Italy, with her husband Francis Steegmuller (1906 - 1994: an American biographer, translator and fiction writer, known chiefly as a Flaubert scholar) where they crossed paths with the English novelist Graham Greene (1904 - 1991) from the Sixties through the Eighties. This slim memoir is a personal literary critique with essays on themes and style in Greene's writing. Hazzard provides keen insight on Green's personality and character - and how they influenced his writing. Unfortunately this memoir lacks footnotes on sources; and an index. There are some black and white photographs.


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Feb 12, 2018

"... Graham was paler, older; and that pang of last times might have tinged our evenings together had it not been for his unsubdued argument with life. In his eighties, there was something valiant in the refusal to mellow. He remained fired, as in youth, with engagement and indignation, and by the rightful written word." (p. 142-3)

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