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Graham Greene's Catholic Imagination

Mark Bosco

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195177152
eISBN:
9780199835355
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195177150.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This book focuses on the importance of Catholicism in Graham Greene’s life and writings. In his 67 years of writing, Catholicism was always the thread that bound his literary preoccupations into a ... More


Catholicism: Graham Greene's Pattern in the Carpet

Mark Bosco

in Graham Greene's Catholic Imagination

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195177152
eISBN:
9780199835355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195177150.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter argues that Catholicism is more textured and complicated than the usual schematic framework expounded in studies on Graham Greene and the Catholic novel. It carries out two separate but ... More


The Greene/ing of the Catholic Novel: Greene's Appropriation of Oxford and the French Catholic Literary Revival

Mark Bosco

in Graham Greene's Catholic Imagination

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195177152
eISBN:
9780199835355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195177150.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Greene began his writing career at a time when religion, particularly Catholicism, was undergoing a revival in philosophy and literature. This chapter situates Greene during this Catholic revival, ... More


New Threads in an Old Pattern: Greene's Catholic Imagination in The Honorary Consul and The Human Factor

Mark Bosco

in Graham Greene's Catholic Imagination

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195177152
eISBN:
9780199835355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195177150.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Greene remained a prolific writer in the last 30 years of his life. His late novels continually returned to old territories — the tension between loyalty and betrayal, innocence and corruption, and ... More


Vatican II Con/texts and Greene's Catholic Imagination

Mark Bosco

in Graham Greene's Catholic Imagination

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195177152
eISBN:
9780199835355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195177150.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter argues that Greene’s Catholicism became more important to him after the Vatican II Council than the years just preceding it. The fact that Catholicism is no longer seen as a bulwark that ... More


The Pattern Completed: The Final Greene/ing of the Catholic Imagination in Dr. Fischer of Geneva and Monsignor Quixote

Mark Bosco

in Graham Greene's Catholic Imagination

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195177152
eISBN:
9780199835355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195177150.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

In the last decade of his life, Greene’s publications included newly edited collections of short stories, letters to the press, and occasional articles. The two major works of fiction published in ... More


Ghosts inside the ‘Island Fortress’

Patrick Deer

in Culture in Camouflage: War, Empire, and Modern British Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199239887
eISBN:
9780191716782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239887.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter 4 examines wartime writers' challenges to official projections of an “island fortress” under siege at the heart of a loyal, but distant empire. During a wartime revival of popular ... More


Epilogue: Coloring Catholicism “Greene”

Mark Bosco

in Graham Greene's Catholic Imagination

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195177152
eISBN:
9780199835355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195177150.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

Greene was a writer immersed in the political and religious events of the 20th century. His commitment to a Catholic vision of the world never wavered, as evidenced by his reading of Vatican II ... More


Continent: Modernism, Geographical Determinism, and the Image of Africa

Jon Hegglund

in World Views: Metageographies of Modernist Fiction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199796106
eISBN:
9780199932771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796106.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, World Literature

This chapter explores literary and cultural representations of the continent as an alternative to a world-system of nation-states. It looks at texts by Joseph Conrad and Graham Greene, each of which ... More


The Sacrificial Logic of the Asian Cold War: Greene’s The Quiet American and McCarthy’s The Seventeenth Degree

Adam Piette

in The Literary Cold War, 1945 to Vietnam

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635276
eISBN:
9780748651771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635276.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter takes a look at the Asian Cold War. It studies Graham Greene's The Quiet American, which is often praised for its insight into the American involvement in Indochina. It also considers ... More


Quiet Americans: The CIA and Hollywood in the Early Cold War

Simon Willmetts

in In Secrecy's Shadow: The OSS and CIA in Hollywood Cinema 1941-1979

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748692996
eISBN:
9781474421935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692996.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The CIA was established in 1947, but it did not appear in a Hollywood film until Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest in 1959. Why? This chapter explains Hollywood’s long silence on American foreign ... More


Hierophants: C. Day-Lewis and Graham Greene

Stefan Collini

in Common Writing: Essays on Literary Culture and Public Debate

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198758969
eISBN:
9780191818776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198758969.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter explores the life and work of two writers who came to prominence in the 1930s and enjoyed high standing over the next two decades. Day-Lewis embodied some of the traditional role of the ... More


Antonio Núñez Jiménez on Pico Turquino (1945)

in Cuba's Wild East: A Literary Geography of Oriente

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317484
eISBN:
9781846317170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317170.009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on Antonio Núñez Jiménez and Herbert Matthews. It concentrates on the years leading up to the triumph of the Cuban Revolution in 1959. Matthews's knowledge and understanding of ... More


The Literary Cold War, 1945 to Vietnam

Adam Piette

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635276
eISBN:
9780748651771
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635276.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book is a study of the psychological and cultural impact of the Cold War on the imaginations of citizens in the UK and US. It examines writers working at the hazy borders between aesthetic ... More


The Burden of Memory in Vietnam Literature

Robert D. Schulzinger

in A Time for Peace: The Legacy of the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195365924
eISBN:
9780199851966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365924.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The vast literature of the Vietnam War reflects the many conflicting and unresolved emotions of the era. Memories of the brutality of combat and the furious disagreements at home over the wisdom of ... More


Saints and Miracles: The End of the Affair

Allan Hepburn

in A Grain of Faith: Religion in Mid-Century British Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198828570
eISBN:
9780191871412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828570.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Miracles rarely appear in novels, yet Graham Greene includes several of them in The End of the Affair. Sarah Miles heals a boy suffering from appendicitis and a man with a disfigured cheek. Like a ... More


Sewers: Fantasies of Death and Disgust in the Third Man

Allan Hepburn

in Intrigue: Espionage and Culture

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104981
eISBN:
9780300148480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104981.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter on Graham Greene's The Third Man examines the imperiled body of an underground racketeer. The novella concludes with a chase through the sewers of Vienna. Fantasies of dread and pursuit ... More


Women and Fathers

Owen Dudley Edwards

in British Children's Fiction in the Second World War

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748616510
eISBN:
9780748653621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616510.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter looks at the sudden increase of female writers during the war, as well as the portrayal of fathers in wartime fiction, and identifies Graham Greene as the finest historical witness to ... More


‘The savage and austere light of a burning world’: The Cinematic Blitz

Lara Feigel

in Literature, Cinema and Politics 1930-1945: Reading Between the Frames

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639502
eISBN:
9780748652938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639502.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the British literature responding to the cinematic and photographic qualities of the Blitz. The cinematic properties of the Blitz were perhaps best captured in literature by ... More


The Death of the ‘Big Lie’ and the Emergence of Postmodern Incredulity in the Spy Cinema of the 1960s

Simon Willmetts

in In Secrecy's Shadow: The OSS and CIA in Hollywood Cinema 1941-1979

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748692996
eISBN:
9781474421935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692996.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In the 1960s American spy cinema underwent a profound transformation: out went the austere state-sponsored narratives of the semi-documentary format that proclaimed their historical authenticity due ... More


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