Graham Greene at 100

The Life of Graham Greene
Volume III: 1956-1991
Norman Sherry
Viking, $39.95, 800 pp.

In Search of a Beginning
My Life with Graham Greene
Yvonne Cloetta, as told to Marie-Françoise Allain, translated by Euan Cameron
Bloomsbury, £16.99, 416 pp.

Graham Greene, who was born a hundred years ago, had an exceptionally long literary career. He published a slim volume of undergraduate verse in 1926, followed three years later by his first novel, The Man Within. It had many successors, and Greene’s last book, a barrel-scraping collection of short stories provocatively called The Last Word, came out in 1990, the year before he died. The centenary has been marked by the publication of the third and...

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About the Author

Bernard Bergonzi is the author of A Study in Greene, among many other books of literary criticism.