Ways Of Escape

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Random House, Apr 7, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
With superb skill and feeling, Graham Greene retraces the experiences and encounters of his extraordinary life. His restlessness is legendary; as if seeking out danger, Greene travelled to Haiti during the nightmare rule of Papa Doc, Vietnam in the last days of the French, 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.

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This memoir, which covers Greene's life from the start of his writing career up to about 1980, stitches together Greene's remembrance of what in his life influenced his writing, including his wartime ... Read full review

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always short of money--for drinking???, a great traveller, this book seems to be most about his spy books which he wrote for money and to escape from writing his more serious novels which he did not enjoy writing. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

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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