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Greene on Capri: A Memoir

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When friends die, one's own credentials change: one becomes a survivor. Graham Greene has already had biographers, one of whom has served him mightily. Yet I hope that there is room for the remembrance of a friend who knew him-not wisely, perhaps, but fairly well-on an island that was "not his kind of place," but where he came season after season, year after year; and where he, too, will be subsumed into the capacious story.

For millennia the cliffs of Capri have sheltered pleasure-seekers and refugees alike, among them the emperors Augustus and Tiberius, Henry James, Rilke, and Lenin, and hosts of artists, eccentrics, and outcasts. Here in the 1960s Graham Greene became friends with Shirley Hazzard and her husband, the writer Francis Steegmuller; their friendship lasted until Greene's death in 1991. In Greene on Capri, Hazzard uses their ever volatile intimacy as a prism through which to illuminate Greene's mercurial character, his work and talk, and the extraordinary literary culture that long thrived on this ravishing, enchanted island.

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In this intimate portrait, Hazzard highlights Graham Greene's mercurial character, his work and talk, and the extraordinary literary culture that long thrived on the legendary, enchanted island of Capri.

About the Author

Shirley Hazzard's books include The Evening of the Holiday, The Bay of Noon, and The Transit of Venus (winner of the 1981 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction). She lives in New York City, always maintaining her ties with Italy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374166755
Subtitle:
A Memoir
Author:
Hazzard, Shirley
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
British
Subject:
Authors, English
Subject:
Novelists, English
Subject:
Capri island (italy)
Subject:
Capri Island
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
European/English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20010604
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.26 x 5.48 x 0.455 in

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"Synopsis" by , In this intimate portrait, Hazzard highlights Graham Greene's mercurial character, his work and talk, and the extraordinary literary culture that long thrived on the legendary, enchanted island of Capri.
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