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Graham Greene: The Spoken Word (audio CD)

Published Date:
Oct-07
Publisher:
British Library Publishing
ISBN:
9780712305396
Bibliographic Details:
One CD with booklet including introductory essay
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As novelist, essayist, critic and playwright, Graham Greene was one of the leading English literary figures of the twentieth century. This CD provides an overview of Greene's life and achievements in his own words. The recordings are drawn from rarely heard BBC broadcasts together with extracts from the longest recorded interview that he gave. Greene reads passages from several of his autobiographical works - notably In Search of a Character and Ways of Escape - and discusses in depth how his travels to far corners of the world and constant search for excitement informed his writing. Most of the recordings are published here for the first time.

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Graham Greene reads from the introduction to Brighton Rock

Track listing
1. 'Our interest's on the dangerous edge of things'
Date of recording: 04.1982
Duration 0.23 [extract]
Recorded interview with Nigel Lewis

2. 'Sonnet'
Date of recording: 04.1982
Duration 2.42 [extract]
Recorded interview with Nigel Lewis

3. Divided loyalties
Date of recording: 04.1982
Duration 6.30 [extract]
Recorded interview with Nigel Lewis

4. Shirley Temple
Date of broadcast: 03.12.1975
Duration 2.39 [extract]
From the BBC Radio 4 programme 'Kaleidoscope'.

5. Novels and entertainments
Date of broadcast 14.08.1969
Duration 1.20 [extract]
From the BBC Radio 4 programme 'A Writer at Work'.

6. On Brighton Rock
Date of recording 08.04.1970
Duration 3.00 From the BBC Radio 4 programme 'Now Read On'.

7. Convoy to West Africa [extract]
Date of recording 26.10.1961
Duration 1.13
From the BBC Radio programme 'Life and Letters: Raw Material'.

8. In Search of a Character [extracts]
Date of recording 26.10.1961
Duration 11.18
From the BBC Radio programme 'Life and Letters: Raw Material'.

9. Indo-China
Date of broadcast 14.08.1969
Duration: 2.49 [extract]
From the BBC Radio 4 programme 'A Writer at Work'.

10. 'A Small Affair'
Date of broadcast 10.08.1953
Duration 23.40 Broadcast by BBC Radio on the Third Programme.

11. Greeneland
Date of recording: 04.1982
Duration 2.30 [extract]
Recorded interview with Nigel Lewis

12. On films of his books
Date of recording: 04.1982
Duration 4.01 [extract]
Recorded interview with Nigel Lewis

13. Address at PEN International meeting
Date of recording: 29.03.1968
Duration 4.39
Recorded by the BBC in London.

14. Questionnaire
Date of broadcast 03.12.1975
Duration 1.09 [extract]
From the BBC Radio 4 programme 'Kaleidoscope'.

Review
Graham Greene, the latest from the British Library's Spoken Word series, is one of the best yet: not only of historic importance but also deeply thought-provoking.
Christina Hardyment, The Times

Extraordinarily revealing
The Guardian

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