A Sort Of Life
Graham Greene's 'long journey through time' began in 1904, when he was born into a tribe of Greenes based in Berkhamstead at the public school where his father was headmaster. In A Sort of Life Greene recalls schooldays and Oxford, adolescent encounters with psychoanalysis and Russian roulette, his marriage and conversion to Catholicism, and how he rashly resigned from The Times when his first novel, The Man Within was published in 1929. A Sort of Life reveals, brilliantly and compellingly, a life lived and an art obsessed by 'the dangerous edge of things'.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Nialle - LibraryThing
Greene may not be terribly open about a lot of his life, and that does give one cause to doubt whether the themes he identifies were (biographically speaking) the prevailing ones in his life – but if ... Read full review
SORT OF LIFEUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Mr. Greene's fractional biography — his sort of life is only a part of a life up through the publication of his early, forgotten novels — is a reproof of Auden's overreaching contention that ... Read full review