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  • Published: 1 October 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409020998
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

Ways Of Escape




The second volume of Greene's autobiography, focussing on his intrepid travels and his time spent in Hollywood

With superb skill and feeling, Graham Greene retraces the experiences and encounters of a long and extraordinary life. His restlessness is legendary; he has travelled like an explorer seeking our people and political situations. 'at the dangerous edge of things' - Haiti during the nightmare rule of Papa Doc, Vietnam in the last days - of the French. , Cuba, Prague, Paraguay, Kenya during the Mau Mau rebellion. With ironic delight he recalls his time in the British Secret Service in Africa, and his brief involvement in Hollywood. He writes, as only he can about people and places, about faith, doubt, fear and, not least, the trials and craft of writing.

  • Pub date: 1 October 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409020998
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

About the Author

Graham Greene

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.

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Praise for Ways Of Escape

“Ways of Escape is as good as the best of its kind...marvellously rich”

William Trevor, Guardian

“Excellent reading...wonderfully good”

Sunday Telegraph

“Ways of Escape is a vanishing trick got up as striptease”

Guardian

“I can't imagine any struggling writer who would not find Greene's two volumes of autobiography inspiring...provide the best possible introduction to the novels but also the portrait of a dedicated artist who is immune to the influences which corrupt most talents”

Observer

“The writing is suffused with melancholy regret, not for what he writes, one feels, but for what he has left out”

Independent

“One of our most disciplined and accomplished writers”

Times Literary Supplement

“Greene is unrivalled in his ability to evoke location and the human condition”

Carol Drinkwater, Daily Express


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