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The excerpt comes from a quote from the poet Arthur Hugh Clough that serves as one of THE QUIET AMERICAN's two epigraphs. Read morePublished on April 26 2003 by James Paris
Greene's The Quiet American is powerful and moving and anyone who desires to better understand the mindset of American policymakers at the outset of the United States' deepened... Read morePublished on Oct. 17 2002 by W. Young
Graham Greene wrote this novel in 1955. It's set in the early fifties when Vietnam was still Indo-China and there was a war raging between the French and the Vietnamese. Read morePublished on May 25 2002 by Linda Linguvic
Graham Greene is the sort of writer with very broad appeal. He deals with important ideas, and his fiction has real substance, but at the same time his novels are virtually... Read morePublished on Feb. 13 2002 by Samir Quntar "al-Muti"
This book is one of the best examples of Graham Greene's gift of weaving a personal story, usually centered around a rather ordinary and unattractive character, into the events of... Read morePublished on Aug. 29 2001 by Doug Samuelson
A capsule summation of "The Quiet American" doesn't do justice to this tremendous novel. In brief, a young American idealist and a cynical middle-aged journalist vie for... Read morePublished on Aug. 20 2001 by Ethan Cooper