The Comedians

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Penguin, 1976 - English fiction - 286 pages
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Three men are ruined by their own apathy as they attempt to destroy tyranny in Haiti
 

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Though this was not a fast-moving book, Greene's linguistic detail and character descriptions are so crisp and indelible. Witty phrases are existent, but not necessarily explicit, in both English and French. He described the situation in Haiti at that time not just as a failed republic, but how those in Haiti function. Dominant trends are touched upon--corruption, religion, and a struggling country--yet the keystone of the book's philosophy always comes back to the notion of who is playing a role and who isn't. 

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Contents

PART I
7
CHAPTER I
9
CHAPTER II
43
CHAPTER III
59
CHAPTER IV
94
CHAPTER V
114
PART II
151
CHAPTER I
153
CHAPTER II
178
CHAPTER III
193
PART III
205
CHAPTER I
207
CHAPTER II
224
CHAPTER III
250
CHAPTER IV
270
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Graham Greene (1904-1991) was a prolific novelist, short story writer, travel writer and children's book writer. Many of his novels and short stories have been successfully adapted to the movie screen, including The Third Man (directed by Orson Welles), The End of The Affair, and The Quiet American

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