Monday, July 13, 2009
graham greene 1904-1991
this man has written so many incredible novels. some of them are beyond me (political), but others are exactly what i live to read. two of my favorites are 'brighton rock' and 'end of the affair.' both of them were made into films. i read that his books are 'parables of the damned.' praise indeed!
look at all the films based on his brilliant novels:
the third man
travels with my aunt
ministry of fear
the end of the affair (twice!)
and these are just the ones i am familiar with. The 'splinter of ice in the heart' which novelist Graham Greene said was essential for the true writer helps keep sentimentality at bay, i suppose. i am ever grateful for his work.