The End of the Affair

'The End of the Affair'

Maurice Bendrix, the hero of Graham Greene’s The End of the Affair, is one of modern literature’s great soreheads. This London novelist is so swept up by his wartime love affair with Sarah Miles, the wife of a government bureaucrat, that her sudden and unexplained termination of the romance devastates him.

Abandoning his art and unable to respond to other women, Bendrix becomes obsessed with the desire to hurt Sarah and wreck her...

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Richard Alleva has been reviewing movies for Commonweal since 1990.