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The Resource A study in Greene : Graham Greene and the art of the novel, Bernard Bergonzi

A study in Greene : Graham Greene and the art of the novel, Bernard Bergonzi

Label
A study in Greene : Graham Greene and the art of the novel
Title
A study in Greene
Title remainder
Graham Greene and the art of the novel
Statement of responsibility
Bernard Bergonzi
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In this critical study Bernard Bergonzi makes a close examination of the language and structure of Greene's novels, and traces the obsessive motifs that recur throughout his work. Most earlier criticism was written while Greene was still working, and was to some extent provisional, as the final shape of his oeuvre was not yet apparent. In this book Bergonzi is able to take a view of Greene's whole career and argues that the earlier work - combining melodrama, realism, and poetry - was Greene's best, with Brighton Rock, a moral fable that draws on crime fiction and Jacobean tragedy, as his masterpiece. The novels published after the 1950s were very professional examples of skilful story-telling but represented a decline from this high level of achievement
  • Bergonzi also challenges assumptions about the nature of Greene's debt to cinema, and attempts to clarify the complexities and contradictions of his religious ideas. Accessible and stimulating, this timely study will be of interest to all those who enjoy Greene's novels."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bergonzi, Bernard
Dewey number
823/.912
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6013.R44
LC item number
Z63153 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Greene, Graham
Label
A study in Greene : Graham Greene and the art of the novel, Bernard Bergonzi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Obsessions and jokes -- 2. Into the thirties -- 3. Entertainments -- 4. Brighton -- 5. Mexico -- 6. A Catholic novelist? -- 7. The Greene man -- 8. Manic interludes -- 9. Last words
Control code
67773973
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
ix, 197 pages
Isbn
9780199291021
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006013473
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780199291021
System control number
(OCoLC)67773973
Label
A study in Greene : Graham Greene and the art of the novel, Bernard Bergonzi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Obsessions and jokes -- 2. Into the thirties -- 3. Entertainments -- 4. Brighton -- 5. Mexico -- 6. A Catholic novelist? -- 7. The Greene man -- 8. Manic interludes -- 9. Last words
Control code
67773973
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
ix, 197 pages
Isbn
9780199291021
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006013473
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780199291021
System control number
(OCoLC)67773973

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