The Sacrificial Logic of the Asian Cold War: Greene’s <i>The Quiet American</i> and McCarthy’s <i>The Seventeenth Degree</i>

Adam Piette

in The Literary Cold War, 1945 to Vietnam

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print May 2009 | ISBN: 9780748635276
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651771 | DOI:
The Sacrificial Logic of the Asian Cold War: Greene’s The Quiet American and McCarthy’s The Seventeenth Degree

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This chapter takes a look at the Asian Cold War. It studies Graham Greene's The Quiet American, which is often praised for its insight into the American involvement in Indochina. It also considers Mary McCarthy's The Seventeenth Degree, which is a collection of her experiences in Asia during the Cold War.

Keywords: Asian Cold War; Graham Greene; Mary McCarthy; American involvement; Indochina; The Quiet American; The Seventeenth Degree

Chapter.  27867 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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