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Graham Greene (English Henry Greene , full name Henry Graham Greene , Henry Graham Greene) October 2, 1904, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire - April 3 1991, Vevey, Switzerland British writer, in the 1940s - British intelligence officer. A classic of English literature. He divided his works into "serious" and "entertaining", which was just a publicity stunt, since Graham Greene could not write frivolous works. In 1956 he renounced the Order of the British Empire; received the Order of the Knights of Glory in 1966 and the Order of Merit in 1986.

Laureate of the Jerusalem Prize (1981). Honorary Doctor of Cambridge (1962), Oxford (1963), Edinburgh (1967), Moscow (1988) universities. Graham Greene was born on October 2, 1904 in Berkhamstead. Together with his brothers (in the future also quite famous: Hugh became the CEO of the BBC, Raymond - a world-renowned mountaineer) studied at the school, which was led by their father. Graham was the victim of his father`s whistle-blowing policy at school. He made several suicide attempts, after which he dropped out of school and fled home. A nervous breakdown required treatment in London, where a psychoanalyst advised him to write and communicate with writers. He studied at Balliol College, Oxford University, at the same time joining a tobacco company, hoping to get to China with its help. Then he worked for a short time in a local weekly. At Oxford University, Greene studied history, wrote for the student magazine, and was editor of The Oxford Outlook. During his student years, his only collection of poems, "Murmuring April", was published. At the age of 21, he found spiritual support, having converted to Catholicism, and in 1927 he married Vivienne Deirell-Browning. After Green University, he worked for a time as a department editor at the Nottingham Journal, then from 1926 to 1930 he served in the letters department of the London Times. The novel "Episode", written during these years, was not accepted for publication by any of the publishing houses. The first book published was The Man Within (1929). The division of the novels into "serious" and "no" happened after the release of "Express to Istanbul" (Stamboul Train) in 1932. During this time, Green worked as a columnist for The Spectator and for the magazine Day and Night. One of his articles was prosecuted by the film company “20th Century. Fox ”, and Greene was sentenced to a heavy fine (not forgetting the grievance, Greene would later strike a blow at the United States with The Quiet American, but they did not remain in debt, declaring him“ the most anti-American writer ”). In the 1930s, Green traveled extensively in Europe and Africa, and in the late 1930s in Liberia and Mexico. Two books of travel notes, Journey Without Maps (1936) and The Lawless Roads (1939), compiled deeply personal accounts of these trips. Political persecution of the Catholic Church in Mexico prompted him to create the novel "Power and the Glory" (The Power and the Glory, 1940), the hero of which, a sinner "drinking padre", confronts the persecutors of the church. During the war, he worked for Intelligence Service (2 years in Sierra Leone). His boss was the famous Soviet spy Kim Philby, and Green happened to meet him in Moscow many years after the latter was exposed. From 1941 to 1944 Green, as an employee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was in West Africa, where the events of his novel "The Heart of the Matter" (The Heart of the Matter, 1948), which brought him international recognition, would unfold. Greene`s next important novel, the love story The End of the Affair (1951), takes place in London during the German bombings of World War II. In the post-war period, Green traveled a lot around the world as a freelance journalist, visited almost all "hot spots". Declaring himself as an apolitical writer, he nevertheless always became a supporter of the oppressed side. Greene`s later work is distinguished by a sense of urgency, which he probably acquired while working as a correspondent for New Republic magazine in Indochina. Green`s later novels are set in exotic countries on the eve of international conflicts: in the revelatory novel The Quiet American (1955), Southeast Asia before the American invasion; in Our Man in Havana (1958) - Cuba on the eve of the revolution; in "Comedians" (Comedians, 1966) - Haiti during the reign of François Duvalier. In Green`s later work, religion, although present, recedes into the background, and its authority ceases to be indisputable. For example, the ending of A Burnt-out Case (1961) makes it clear that Christianity cannot help modern man. Dynamic, replete with sharp turns of action, Green`s novels already from the 30s. attracted filmmakers. Among the screen adaptations of his prose, tapes with the participation of O.

Wells, E.

Taylor, R.

Barton and other Hollywood stars stand out. K.

Reed`s film "The Third Man" ("The Third Map", 1949), the script of which was written by Green himself based on his novel, became an event in the history of British cinema. Throughout his writing life, Green remained faithful to journalism and documentary writing, creating a series of books in which many topical collisions of the modern world are comprehended: about the omnipotence of the mafia on the French Riviera, "I accuse" ("Je accuse", 1982), about the struggle to transfer the Panama Canal to the government Panama`s "Getting to Know the General" (1984) and others.

Green owns several collections of stories, plays that have compiled a separate volume, books for children and adolescents. A special part of his legacy is numerous essays, which often served as prefaces to the literary anthologies and publications of the classics prepared by him: from the poets of the era of the Restoration to H.

James and F.M. Ford. Greene spent his last years in Switzerland, where he died on April 3, 1991.  Detective. Declaration of love.

, , en.wikipedia . [collapse collapsed title = Bibliography] Novels 1929 - The Man Within 1930 - The Name of Action 1932 - Rumor at Nightfall 1932 - Stamboul Train (Orient Express) 1934 - This is a battlefield / It`s a Battlefield 1935 - England Made Me (The Shipwrecked) 1935 - The Bear Fell Free 1936 - A Gun for Sale (This Gun for Hire) 1938 - Brighton Rock 1939 - Secret Agent ( The Confidential Agent 1940 - The Power and the Glory (The Labyrinthine Ways) 1943 - The Ministry of Fear 1948 - The Heart of the Matter 1949 - The Third Man 1951 - The End of the Affair 1955 - The Quiet American 1955 - Loser Takes All 1958 - Our Man in Havana 1960 - A Burnt-Out Case 1966 - Comedians / The Comedians 1969 - Traveling with aunt / Travels with My Aunt 1973 - Honorary Consul / The Honorary Consul 1978 - The Human Factor / The Human Factor 1980 - Doctor Fischer of Geneva or The Bomb Party 1982 - Monsignor Quixote 1985 - Tenth / The Tenth Man 1988 - The Captain and the Enemy Autobiography 1971 - A Sort of Life 1980 - Ways of Escape 1984 - Getting to Know the General: the story of an involvement 1992 - A World of My Own: A Dream Diary Travel Books 1936 - Journey Without Maps 1939 - The Lawless Roads (Another Mexico) 1961 - In search of a hero. In Search of a Character: Two African Journals Plays 1953 - The Living Room 1957 - The Potting Shed 1959 - The Complaisant Lover 1964 - Carving a Statue 1975 - The Return of AJRaffles 1981 - The Great Jowett 1983 - Yes and No 1983 - For Whom the Bell Chimes Storybooks 1954 - Twenty-One Stories "(" Nineteen Stories "- 1947) 1.

1929 - The End of the Party 2.

1929 - The Second Death 3.

1930 - Proof Positive 4.

1930 - I Spy 5.

1935 - A Day Saved 6.

1936 - Jubilee / Jubilee 7.

1936 - Brother / Brother 8.

1936 - A Chance For Mr Lever 9.

1936 - The Basement Room 10.

1937 - The Innocent 11.1937 - A Drive in the Country 12.1938 - Across the Bridge 13.1939 - A place near Edgver Row d / A Little Place Off the Edgware Road 14.1939 - The Case for the Defense 15.1939 - Alas, Poor Maling 16.1939 - Men at Work 17 1941 - Greek Meets Greek 18.

1948 - One field of berries (I found a scythe on a stone) / The Hint of an Explanation 19.

1954 - French film / The Blue Film 20.

1954 - Special Duties 21.

1954 - Destroyers / The Destructors 1963 - A Sense of Reality Under the Garden A Visit to Morin Dream of a Strange Land A Discovery in the Woods 1956 - Church Militant 1963 - Dear Dr Falkenheim 1963 - The Blessing 1967 - Can you lend us your husband? / May We Borrow Your Husband? Can you lend us your husband? (Will you let me borrow your husband?) / May We Borrow Your Husband? Handsome (Doggie Beauty) / Beauty Annoyed in three parts (Chagrin in three parts) / Chagrin in Three Parts Travel bag / The Over-night Bag Death grip (Ownership) / Mortmain In August, on the cheap (Cheap season) / Cheap in August Awful When You Think of It Awful When You Think of It Doctor Crombie The Root of All Evil Two nice people (Two) / Two Gentle People 1990 - "The Last Word" and other stories / "The Last Word" and Other Stories 1988 - The Last Word / The Last Word The News in English The Moment of Truth The Man Who Stole the Eiffel Tower The Lieutenant Died Last A Branch of the Service An Old Man`s Memory The Lottery Ticket The New House Work Not in Progress Murder for the Wrong Reason 1982 - An Appointment With the General Children`s books 1946 - The Little Train 1950 - The Little Fire Engine 1952 - The Little Horse 1955 - The Little Steamroller [/ collapse]

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