Graham Greene And The Politics Of Popular Fiction And Film

Hardcover | October 15, 2009

byBrian Lindsay Thomson

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One of the most popular, respected and controversial writers of the twentieth century, Greene's work has still attracted relatively little scholarly comment. Thomson charts the intricate dance between his novels and screenplays, his many audiences, and an intellectual establishment reluctant to identify the work of a popular writer as "literature."

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One of the most popular, respected and controversial writers of the twentieth century, Greene's work has still attracted relatively little scholarly comment. Thomson charts the intricate dance between his novels and screenplays, his many audiences, and an intellectual establishment reluctant to identify the work of a popular writer as ...

BRIAN LINDSAY THOMSON holds a PhD from University College Dublin, Ireland, co-edits the Internationalist Review of Irish Culture, and is a board member of the NYCLU Nassau Chapter. He is also President of Mea Culpa Pictures and has recently completed his first feature film. 
Format:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.62 inPublished:October 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230228542

ISBN - 13:9780230228542

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Contents *  Acknowledgements *  Introduction: The Politics of Reading Greene *  PART I: FROM FAILED NOVELIST TO POPULAR WRITER *  Institutional and Critical Priorities at the Beginning of Graham Greene's career *  The Failed Novelist * Readers and Generic Processes in Stamboul Train * Cinema as a Strategy of Containment * PART II: FROM POPULAR WRITER TO AUTHOR *  Cinematic Evasions After Stamboul Train * Greene and Genre Strategic Moves: Genres, Brand, Authors and The Third Man * Amateurs and Professionals, Auteurs and Intellectuals * PART III: FROM AUTHOR TO CONTESTED AUTHORITY *  Auteurism and the Study of Greene *  Our Man in Havana and Auteurism *  PART IV: THE POLEMICAL BATTLEFIELD
* Greene and the Polemics of Canonical Reading *  Depopulating the Common: Reading The End of the Affair * Liberal Commitment: Reading The Quiet American * Appropriating Greene: Re-reading The End of the Affair and The Quiet American * Conclusion: The Problem of a 'Better Case' * Index