Graham Greene (1904-1991)

A selective list of online literary criticism for the mid-twentieth-century English novelist Graham Greene, favoring signed articles by recognized scholars and articles published in peer-reviewed sources

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"Centennial for Author Graham Greene." On the life and works of Graham Greene. Podcast from National Public Radio, Oct. 2004.

Nordgren, Joe. "Graham Greene." An introduction to Greene, from the Literary Encyclopedia 30 March 2005 [subscription service].

Raven, Simon; and Martin Shuttleworth. "Interview: Graham Greene, The Art of Fiction." The Paris Review 3 (Autumn 1953).

literary criticism

Benz, Stephen. "Graham Greene and Cuba: A Commitment." Confluencia 4, 1 (Fall 1988) pp 109-17 [free at jstor].

Bergonzi, Bernard. A Study in Greene: Graham Greene and the Art of the Novel (Oxford UP 2006) [complete book, questia subscription service].

Burgess, Anthony. "Politics in the Novels of Graham Greene." Journal of Contemporary History 2, 2 (April 1967) pp 93-99.

Diemert, Brian. "Pursuit of justice: Graham Greene's refiguring of the detective story in It's a Battlefield." Papers on Language and Literature Summer 1994 [questia subscription service].

Diemert, Brian. "Recomposing 'Valdemar': Graham Greene reweaves a tale by Poe" [and Edgar Allan Poe]. Style Fall 1993 [free at jstor].

Diephouse, Daniel. "The Sense of Ends in Graham Greene and The Power and the Glory." On Greene as a traditional realist (as compared to the modernist authors Virginia Woolf and James Joyce). The Journal of Narrative Technique 20, 1 (Winter 1990) pp 22-41 [free at jstor].

Finn, James. "Graham Greene as Moralist." First Things May 1990.

Gallix, Francois. "Graham Greene's Revisions in The Power and the Glory." Web site of the Harry Ransom Center, Univ. of Texas Austin, Fall 2008.

Herlinger, Chris. "Imagining Greene in Islamabad." Harvard Divinity Bulletin 39, 3-4 (Autumn 2011).

Hortmann, Wilhelm. "Graham Greene: The Burnt-Out Catholic." On The End of the Affair. Twentieth Century Literature 10, 2 (July, 1964), pp. 64-76 [free at jstor].

Jones, Grahame C. "Graham Greene and the Legend of Péguy." Contends that Greene's sense of Péguy as a Promethean figure, "willing to damn himself in protest against the damnation of others," preoccupies Greene's novels from Brighton Rock through The Heart of the Matter. Comparative Literature 21, 2 (Spring 1969) pp 138-45 [preview or purchase, jstor].

Malamet, Elliott. "Penning the police/policing the pen: the case of Graham Greene's The Heart of the Matter." How concepts from the detective story (mystery) shed light on "The Heart of the Matter. In Twentieth Century Literature 39, 3 (Fall 1993) pp 283-305 [free at jstor].

Nehring, Ned. "Revolt into Style: Graham Greene Meets the Sex Pistols" [Brighton Rock, "The Destructors," teddie boys, punk subculture]. PMLA 106, 2 (March 1991) pp 93-99 222-37 [free at jstor].

Scannell, James. "The method is unsound: the aesthetic dissonance of colonial justification in Kipling, Conrad, and Greene." Scannell contends that Conrad, Rudyard Kipling, and Graham Greene, in their three fictions, Kipling's Plain Tales From the Hills, Conrad's Heart of Darkness, and Greene's The Heart of the Matter, all thought British imperialism was "better" than the imperialism of other countries. Style Fall 1996 [free at jstor].

Silverstein, Marc. "After the Fall: The World of Graham Greene's Thrillers." NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction 22, 1 (Autumn, 1988), pp. 24-44 [preview or purchase at jstor].

Snyder, Robert Lance. "'Shadow of Abandonment': Graham Greene's The Confidential Agent." On the strengths of a novel that Greene cast as one of his "entertainments." Texas Studies in Literature and Language 52, 2 (Summer 2010) [excerpt, muse].

Williams, Trevor L. "History Over Theology: The Case For Pinkie In Greene's Brighton Rock." Studies in the Novel 24, 1 (Spring 1992), pp. 67-77[free at jstor].

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