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In the Footsteps of the Quiet American

In a city with two names in a country that, at least for Americans, bespeaks infamy, downtown Saigon — present-day District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City — is a bustle...

Books: Greene Lite

"He is very agreeable," wrote a baroness in Belgium, introducing Graham Greene to a doctor running a leper colony in the Congo, but "very problematic." Indeed...

Detour

Charlie Chaplin honeymooned here in 1936 with actress Paulette Goddard. It was Jane Fonda's base during her fiery visit to war-torn Vietnam in 1972. Catherine...

SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY

ONE OF THE MOST REVEALING MOMENTS IN NORMAN Sherry's massive, ongoing biography of Graham Greene (with the second volume just published, he has now devoted 1,352...

Books: A Useful Application of Faith

THE LIFE OF GRAHAM GREENE, VOLUME I: 1904-1939 by Norman Sherry Viking; 783 pages; $29.95 If you have been waiting 40 years to learn the name of the obscure...

France: Gagging Greene

A court bans his exposé "To all those tempted to come and I live on the Côte d'Azur, I give a warning: avoid Nice, for it is the privileged haunt of the most...

Books: Canal Caper

GETTING TO KNOW THE GENERAL by Graham Greene Simon & Schuster; 249 pages; $14.95 In the winter of 1976, a telegram arrived for Graham Greene in Antibes. Would he...

Books: The Man Without

A SORT OF LIFE by Graham Greene. 220 pages. Simon & Schuster. $6.95. Even the title is pure Greene: low-key, self-deprecating, perfectly descriptive. Indeed,...

Books: Studies in Black and Grey

COLLECTED ESSAYS by Graham Greene. 463 pages. Viking. $7.95. It is a measure of Graham Greene's talent as a novelist that he has personified his theological...

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