» » In Search of a Character: Two African Journals: Congo Journey and Convoy to West Africa (Twentieth-Century Classics)

Download In Search of a Character: Two African Journals: Congo Journey and Convoy to West Africa (Twentieth-Century Classics) fb2

by Graham Greene
Download In Search of a Character: Two African Journals:  Congo Journey and Convoy to West Africa (Twentieth-Century Classics) fb2
History & Criticism
  • Author:
    Graham Greene
  • ISBN:
    014018578X
  • ISBN13:
    978-0140185782
  • Genre:
  • Publisher:
    Penguin Classics (March 1, 1994)
  • Pages:
    112 pages
  • Subcategory:
    History & Criticism
  • Language:
  • FB2 format
    1555 kb
  • ePUB format
    1952 kb
  • DJVU format
    1248 kb
  • Rating:
    4.7
  • Votes:
    592
  • Formats:
    lrf mbr rtf doc


To Graham Greene, 'Africa will always be the Africa of the Victorian atlas, the blank unexplored .

To Graham Greene, 'Africa will always be the Africa of the Victorian atlas, the blank unexplored continent the shape of the human heart. Convoy to West Africa describes Greene's voyage in a cargo boat during the Second World War, from Liverpool to Freetown, Sierra Leone, the setting for THE HEART OF THE MATTER.

Congo Journal,' and 'Convoy to West Africa' comprise this book's contents,and are impressively transparent

It contains The Congo Journal and Convoy To West Africa. Congo Journal,' and 'Convoy to West Africa' comprise this book's contents,and are impressively transparent. In the first, Greene has noted bits of novelistic dialogue that came to him during his visit to Leopoldville and Brazzaville, as well as his raw impressions of various people and places. In the second, he has noted events and his responses to same, while on a wartime convoy travelling to West Africa.

There's no description for this book yet.

1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. Congo Journey and Convoy to West Africa (Twentieth-Century Classics). Published March 1, 1994 by Penguin Classics. Description and travel.

Contains two of Greene's African notebooks: Congo Journal records Graham Green's travels early in 1959 .

Convoy to West Africa describes his voyage in a cargo boat during the Second World War, from Liverpool to Freetown, Sierra Leone, the setting for The Heart of the Matter. 123 pages, no illustrations.

Greene set two of his novels in Africa; A Burnt-Out Case, set in the Belgian Congo, and The Heart of the Matter, set in Sierra Leone

A vivid portrait of Greene's Africa, also provides a wonderful glimpse of the novelist responding to the raw material of his art. Product Identifiers.

A vivid portrait of Greene's Africa, also provides a wonderful glimpse of the novelist responding to the raw material of his art.

The second part, Convoy to West Africa, covers his journey to Sierra Leone in 1959. Greene fans often find it interesting as a fascinating glimpse into the mind of the writer and of the man. v. t.

Greene set two of his novels in Africa; A Burnt-Out Case, set in the Belgian Congo, and The Heart of the Matter, set in Sierra Leone.

Greene, Graham, 1904-. Africa, West - Description and travel. New York, Viking Press. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

To Graham Greene, 'Africa will always be the Africa of the Victorian atlas, the blank unexplored . Imprint: Vintage Classics.

Graham Greene set two of his novels, "A Burnt out Case" and "The Heart of the Matter" in Africa. Each arose out of visits to Africa - during each of which he kept a journal. Both are printed here and provide a glimpse of the novelist responding to the raw material of his art.

Arcanefist
At less than 100 pages, this is a very short work and a fairly obscure work. But if you are interested in learning more about both Greene the writer, what raw material goes in to that which becomes a novel, and Greene the person, how he observes the world and people around him and then incorporates that into a novel, then this is an important work. The first and longer portion is a fascinating work for anyone who loves Greene's novel A Burnt-Out Case, about the burnt-out architect Querry who hides out in a Belgian Congo leper colony. Here we have Greene's observations from January 31, 1959 to March 8, 1960 that became one of his most rewarding novels, one that haunted him as he wrote. We "see" what Greene saw as travels up river and we "see" what Greene used or did not use in the final novel. Intriguing insight into the art and craft of a genius. The extremely short second part, tied to Greene travelling to Freetown, British Sierra Leone, where he worked for MI6 during part of WW II, gives insight into Greene's observations regarding travel by ship, something which happens frequently in his works, including Journey Without Maps, England Made Me, The Lawless Roads, The Confidential Agent, The Heart of the Matter, The Comedians, and more. This covers December 9, 1941 through January 3, 1942. It is just too bad that there is not more here. If only Greene had published all or portions of his diaries tied to his journeys to Liberia, Mexico, and Vietnam we would be in a position to evaluate what the source material was for some of his most interesting work! Enjoy these fragments to appreciate an artist gathering raw material that he will then turn into something magnificent.
Hawk Flying
Brilliant insight into one of the masters of writing. So very over the shoulder cool to catch the daily musings of the writer in process.
AnnyMars
Somewhat interesting account of Greene's experiences in Africa. Not much of a book (120 pp), published, I think, to take advantage of decolonization in the 1960s, especially the situation in the Congo. Greene had lost everything to a con man in the mid 1960s, and he seems to have needed the money.
Ann
It is difficult to know exactly why these two journals were published. Greene did not intend them to be. They arose out of visits to Africa, and are connected with the writing of two of his most well- known novels, 'A Burnt out Case', and 'The Heart of the Matter'. They contain notes of the kind the writer makes for himself in preparing a work, small observations, little incidents from his experience. I imagine that if one is a fan of Greene's sensibility these journals might be more interesting than I found them to be. I searched for thoughts that would provide a certain inspiration, and was left wanting. But there are nonetheless many interesting if not always pleasant observations.

Here are a few samples from the work:

"The book moves a little. Opening: the doctor and the burnt- out cases : a bitter discontented man, tired of the raillery of the priests, unable to do what he wants to do: a hard smoker of cheap cherotts.This is the opening.Question, to turn to the boat and X in passage down the river or to carry straight on to his arrival? I incline to the first."

One searches the forest for a sign of life, other than butterflies , rather as one serached when a child those puzzle- drawings in which a human face was concealed.

Hinduism is a tropical religion : a reaction from indiscrimate slaughter , which only happens in the tropics. For every insect one kills in Europe , one must kill a hundred at least in tropical countries. One kills without thinking - a smear on one's napkin or on the pages of one's book.