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The Quiet American (Viking Critical Library)

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Publisher Comments:

The relentless struggle of the Vietminh guerrillas for independence and the futility of the French gestures of resistance become inseparably meshed with the personal and moral dilemmas of these two men and the Vietnamese woman they both love.

Synopsis:

This edition of Graham Greene's prophetic novel about American involvement in the Vietnam War includes the complete text of the work, along with essays by Greene, extensive historical writings, and relevant literary criticism.

About the Author

Graham Greene (1904-1991) was a prolific novelist, short story writer, travel writer and children's book writer. Many of his novels and short stories have been successfully adapted to the movie screen, including The Third Man (directed by Orson Welles), The End of The Affair, and The Quiet American

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chronology

I. THE QUIET AMERICAN: THE TEXT

II.THE AUTHOR AND HIS WORK

Graham Greene, from 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

III. ANALOGIES AND PERSPECTIVES

Robert F. Futrell, Origins of the American Commitment to Vietnam

Maj. Gen. Nguyen Duy Hinh and Brig. Gen. Tran Dinh Tho, A Society in Transition

Report by the National Security Council on the Position of the United States with Respect to Indochina, 27 February 1950

Ho Chi Minh, Press Conference, 25 July 1950

Doris M. Condit, Indochina: The Threat in Southeast Asia

Ho Chi Minh, The Imperialist Aggressors Can Never Enslave the Heroic Vietnamese People

Edward Geary Lansdale, Letter to Joseph Mankiewicz

Renny Christopher, The Quiet American [Film commentary and plot summary]

Edward Geary Lansdale, Two Letters

Christopher Hawtree, Case of The Quiet American [Greene on the film version]

Jonathan Nashel, Lansdale and Greene

Keith Honaker, from Victimized by the French and Chinese

Takeshi Kaiko, from Into a Black Sun

IV. LITERARY CRITICISM

A.J. Liebling, A Talkative Something-or-Other

Lisa Vargo, The Quiet American and "A Mr. Liebermann"

R.W.B. Lewis, The Fiction of Graham Greene: Between the Horror and the Glory

Georg Gaston, The Quiet American: A Secular Prospect

A.A. DeVitis, Transition: The Quiet American

Philip Stratford, The Novelist and Commitment

Zakia Pathak, Saswati Sengupta, and Sharmila Purkayastha, from The Prisonhouse of Orientalism

Brian Thomas, The Quiet American

Miriam Allott, The Moral Situation in The Quiet American

John Cassidy, America and Innocence: Henry James and Graham Greene

Judith Adamson, Vietnam

Topics for Discussion and Papers

Selected Bibliography

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140243505
Editor:
Pratt, John Clark
Author:
Pratt, John Clark
Author:
Greene, Graham
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
War
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
Vietnam
Subject:
Journalists
Subject:
Political fiction
Subject:
War correspondents
Subject:
War stories
Subject:
Indochina
Subject:
Vietnam Politics and government 1945-1975 Fiction.
Subject:
Indochinese War, 194
Subject:
War & Military
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Critical Library, Viking
Series Volume:
no. 1191
Publication Date:
19960131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
7.77x5.09x.97 in. .79 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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