Walter Kendrick, 6 December 1984
Show More Getting to know the General: The Story of an Involvement by Graham Greene.
Bodley Head, 224 pp., £8.95, September 1984, 0 370 30808 5Show More
Saints, Sinners and Comedians: The Novels of Graham Greene by Roger Sharrock.
Burns and Oates, 298 pp., £15, September 1984, 0 86012 134 8Show More
Travels in Greeneland: The Cinema of Graham Greene by Quentin Falk.
Quartet, 229 pp., £14.95, September 1984, 0 7043 2425 3Show More
The Other Man: Conversations with Graham Greene by Marie-Françoise Allain.
Bodley Head, 187 pp., £7.50, April 1983, 0 370 30468 3Show More
“... The longevity of artists creates special difficulties for their critics. Ideally, from a critical point of view, artists ought to follow Keats’s example and die young, leaving behind a tidy oeuvre about which coherent generalisations can be made. Too often, however, artists survive to an unreasonable age, passing through phase after phase, advancing and regressing with no steady rhythm, every year or so tossing a new stumbling-block into the path of those who would like to understand them ...”