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The Quiet American by Graham Greene

The Quiet American

The Quiet American by Graham Greene
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Jan 01, 1996 | 544 Pages
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    Jan 01, 1996 | 544 Pages

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Praise

“No serious writer of this century has more thoroughly invaded and shaped the public imagination than Graham Greene.” —Time

Table Of Contents

Introduction
Chronology

I. THE QUIET AMERICAN: THE TEXT

II.THE AUTHOR AND HIS WORK
Graham Greene, from Ways of Escape
Graham Greene, Indo-China: France’s Crown of Thorns
Graham Greene, A Memory of Indo-China
Graham Greene, Return to Indo-China

III. ANALOGIES AND PERSPECTIVES
Robert F. Futrell, Origins of the American Commitment to Vietnam
Maj. Gen. Nguyen Duy Hinh and Brig. Gen. Tran Dinh Tho, A Society in Transition
Report by the National Security Council on the Position of the United States with Respect to Indochina, 27 February 1950
Ho Chi Minh, Press Conference, 25 July 1950
Doris M. Condit, Indochina: The Threat in Southeast Asia
Ho Chi Minh, The Imperialist Aggressors Can Never Enslave the Heroic Vietnamese People
Edward Geary Lansdale, Letter to Joseph Mankiewicz
Renny Christopher, The Quiet American [Film commentary and plot summary]
Edward Geary Lansdale, Two Letters
Christopher Hawtree, Case of The Quiet American [Greene on the film version]
Jonathan Nashel, Lansdale and Greene
Keith Honaker, from Victimized by the French and Chinese
Takeshi Kaiko, from Into a Black Sun

IV. LITERARY CRITICISM
A.J. Liebling, A Talkative Something-or-Other
Lisa Vargo, The Quiet American and “A Mr. Liebermann”
R.W.B. Lewis, The Fiction of Graham Greene: Between the Horror and the Glory
Georg Gaston, The Quiet American: A Secular Prospect
A.A. DeVitis, Transition: The Quiet American
Philip Stratford, The Novelist and Commitment
Zakia Pathak, Saswati Sengupta, and Sharmila Purkayastha, from The Prisonhouse of Orientalism
Brian Thomas, The Quiet American
Miriam Allott, The Moral Situation in The Quiet American
John Cassidy, America and Innocence: Henry James and Graham Greene
Judith Adamson, Vietnam

Topics for Discussion and Papers
Selected Bibliography

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