Ways Of Escape
With superb skill and feeling, Graham Greene retraces the experiences and encounters of his extraordinary life. His restlessness is legendary; as if seeking out danger, Greene travelled to Haiti during the nightmare rule of Papa Doc, Vietnam in the last days of the French, Kenya during the Mau Mau rebellion. With ironic delight he recalls his time in the British Secret Service in Africa, and his brief involvement in Hollywood. He writes, as only he can, about people and places, about faith, doubt, fear and, not least, the trials and craft of writing.
- Paperback | 320 pages
- 129 x 198 x 20mm | 224g
- 13 Jun 2000
- Vintage Publishing
- Vintage Classics
- London, United Kingdom
"The writing is suffused with melancholy regret, not for what he writes, one feels, but for what he has left out"
"Inspiring...provides the best possible introduction to the novels but also the portrait of a dedicated artist" * Observer * "Ways of Escape is as good as the best of its kind...marvellously rich" -- William Trevor * Guardian * "Excellent reading...wonderfully good" * Sunday Telegraph * "The writing is suffused with melancholy regret, not for what he writes, one feels, but for what he has left out" * Independent * "Greene is unrivalled in his ability to evoke location and the human condition" -- Carol Drinkwater * Daily Express *
About Graham Greene
Graham Greene was born in 1904. He worked as a journalist and critic, and in 1940 became literary editor of the Spectator. He was later employed by the Foreign Office. As well as his many novels, Graham Greene wrote several collections of short stories, four travel books, six plays, three books of autobiography, two of biography and four books for children. He also wrote hundreds of essays, and film and book reviews. Graham Greene was a member of the Order of Merit and a Companion of Honour. He died in April 1991.