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B GREENE
Edition
First American edition.
Descript.
xvi, 591 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Note
Translation of: Russian roulette
"Originally published in the UK under the title Russian roulette: the life and times of Graham Greene"--Title page verso.
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 509-557) and index.
Summary
"A vivid, deeply researched account of the tumultuous life of one of the twentieth century's greatest novelists, the author of The End of the Affair. Graham Greene lived a life as strange and compelling as those in his brilliant novels. A journalist and MI6 officer, Greene sought out the inner narratives of war and politics across the world; he witnessed the Second World War, the Vietnam War, the Mau Mau Rebellion, the rise of Fidel Castro, and the guerrilla wars of Central America. His classic novels, including The Heart of the Matter and The Quiet American, are only pieces of a career that reads like a primer on the twentieth century itself. With wit, keen understanding, and compassion informed by recently surfaced letters and new memoirs from Graham Greene's contemporaries, Richard Greene creates a nuanced portrait of a complicated man. An Unquiet Englishman delves into the conflicts that defined Greene-marriage, promiscuity, faith, and mental illness-to bring fresh insights to his work. This sensitive, fascinating biography sheds new light on one of the foremost modern writers"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject
ISBN/ISSN
9780393084320 (hardcover)
Call #
B LIVELY
Descript.
198 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Contents
Introduction -- Reality and Metaphor -- The Written Garden -- The Fashionable Garden -- Time, Order and the Garden -- Style and the Garden -- Town and Country.
Summary
"From the Booker Prize winner and national bestselling author, reflections on gardening, art, literature, and life Penelope Lively takes up her key themes of time and memory, and her lifelong passions for art, literature, and gardening in this philosophical and poetic memoir. From the courtyards of her childhood home in Cairo to a family cottage in Somerset, to her own gardens in Oxford and London, Lively conducts an expert tour, taking us from Eden to Sissinghurst and into her own backyard, traversing the lives of writers like Virginia Woolf and Philip Larkin while imparting her own sly and spare wisdom. "Her body of work proves that certain themes never go out of fashion," writes the New York Times Book Review, as true of this beautiful volume as of the rest of the Lively canon. Now in her eighty-fourth year, Lively muses, "To garden is to elide past, present, and future; it is a defiance of time." "-- Provided by publisher.
Note
Includes index.
Subject
ISBN/ISSN
9780525558378 (hardback)
0525558373 (hardback)
Call #
CD B CHRISTIE
Edition
Unabridged.
Descript.
17 audio discs (20 hr., 51 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Time
205100
Descript.
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Note
Repackaged by Midwest Tape.
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Performer
Performed by Pearl Hewitt.
Note
Compact discs.
Summary
It has been one hundred years since Agatha Christie wrote her first novel and created the formidable Hercule Poirot. But who was the woman behind these mystifying, yet eternally pleasing, puzzlers? Thompson reveals the Edwardian world in which Christie grew up, explores her relationships, including those with her two husbands and daughter, and investigates the many mysteries still surrounding Christie's life, most notably, her eleven-day disappearance in 1926.
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Alt Author
Hewitt, Pearl, narrator.
ISBN/ISSN
9781543666236
09781543666236
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