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Author Greene, Graham, 1904-1991.

Title The quiet American : text and criticism / Graham Greene ; edited by John Clark Pratt.

Publication Info. New York : Penguin Books, 1996.
©1955
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Description xxv, 515 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Viking critical library.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [509]-515).
Contents I. The Quiet American: The Text -- II. The Author and His Work. Ways of Escape / Graham Greene. Indo-China: France's Crown of Thorns / Graham Greene. A Memory of Indo-China / Graham Greene. Return to Indo-China / Graham Greene -- III. Analogies and Perspectives. Origins of the American Commitment to Vietnam / Robert F. Futrell. A Society in Transition / Nguyen Duy Hinh and Tran Dinh Tho. Report by the National Security Council on the Position of the United States with Respect to Indochina, 27 February 1950. Press Conference, 25 July 1950 / Ho Chi Minh. Indochina: The Threat in Southeast Asia / Doris M. Condit. The Imperialist Aggressors Can Never Enslave the Heroic Vietnamese People / Ho Chi Minh. Letter to Joseph Mankiewicz / Edward Geary Lansdale. The Quiet American [Film commentary and plot summary] / Renny Christopher. Two Letters / Edward Geary Lansdale. Case of The Quiet American [Greene on the film version] / Christopher Hawtree. Lansdale and Greene / Jonathan Nashel. Victimized by the French and Chinese / Keith Honaker. Into a Black Sun / Takeshi Kaiko -- IV. Literary Criticism. A Talkative Something-or-Other / A. J. Liebling. The Quiet American and "A Mr. Liebermann" / Lisa Vargo. The Fiction of Graham Greene: Between the Horror and the Glory / R. W. B. Lewis. The Quiet American: A Secular Prospect / Georg Gaston. Transition: The Quiet American / A. A. DeVitis. The Novelist and Commitment / Philip Stratford. The Prisonhouse of Orientalism / Zakia Pathak, Saswati Sengupta and Sharmila Purkayastha. The Quiet American / Brian Thomas. The Moral Situation in The Quiet American / Miriam Allott. America and Innocence: Henry James and Graham Greene / John Cassidy. Vietnam / Judith Adamson
Summary In 1950s Indochina, an English correspondent observes a well-intentioned but misguided young American military advisor covertly setting up a "Third Force" to replace the French-backed emperor, and then takes actions to stop him when they become embroiled in a love triangle. Includes a selection of contextual, historical, and critical writings related to the novel.
Audience Adult.
800 Lexile.
Subject Greene, Graham, 1904-1991. Quiet American -- Fiction.
Greene, Graham, 1904-1991 -- Criticism and interpretation -- Fiction.
Indochinese War, 1946-1954 -- Journalists -- Fiction.
War correspondents -- Fiction.
Indochina -- Politics and government -- 1945- -- Fiction.
Vietnam -- Politics and government -- 1945-1975 -- Fiction.
Genre Political fiction.
War stories.
Added Author Pratt, John Clark.
ISBN 9780140243505
014024350X
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