Chapter

New Threads in an Old Pattern

Mark Bosco

in Graham Greene's Catholic Imagination

Published in print March 2005 | ISBN: 9780195177152
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835355 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195177150.003.0004

Series: AAR Academy Series

New Threads in an Old Pattern

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Greene remained a prolific writer in the last 30 years of his life. His late novels continually returned to old territories — the tension between loyalty and betrayal, innocence and corruption, and religious faith and political commitment — but with a sense of the changes that occurred in Catholicism and global politics. Greene treats his characters with a new sense of comic detachment. Although the tragic tension of his viewpoint has slackened, it still conveys a fresh imaginative vantage point to engage his literary and religious concerns.

Keywords: Graham Greene; novel; Catholicism

Chapter.  14498 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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