The Quiet American: Text and Criticism

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1996-01-01
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA

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This edition of Graham Greene's prophetic novel about American involvement in the Vietnam War includes the complete text of the work, along with essays by Greene, extensive historical writings, and relevant literary criticism.

Table of Contents

The Quiet American: The Textp. 1
The Author and His Work
Ways of Escapep. 193
Indo-China: France's Crown of Thornsp. 212
A Memory of Indo-Chinap. 231
Return to Indo-Chinap. 235
Analogies and Perspectives
Origins of the American Commitment to Vietnamp. 243
A Society in Transitionp. 254
Report by the National Security Council on the Position of the United States with Respect to Indochina, 27 February 1950p. 262
Press Conference, 25 July 1950p. 265
Indochina: The Threat in Southeast Asiap. 267
The Imperialist Aggressors Can Never Enslave the Heroic Vietnamese Peoplep. 284
Letter to Joseph Mankiewiczp. 299
The Quiet American [Film commentary and plot summary]p. 303
Two Lettersp. 307
Case of The Quiet American [Greene on the film version]p. 310
Lansdale and Greenep. 313
Victimized by the French and Chinesep. 329
Into a Black Sunp. 340
Literary Criticism
A Talkative Something-or-Otherp. 347
The Quiet American and "A Mr. Liebermann"p. 356
The Fiction of Graham Greene: Between the Horror and the Gloryp. 366
The Quiet American: A Secular Prospectp. 371
Transition: The Quiet Americanp. 392
The Novelist and Commitmentp. 401
The Prisonhouse of Orientalismp. 407
The Quiet Americanp. 419
The Moral Situation in The Quiet Americanp. 450
America and Innocence: Henry James and Graham Greenep. 469
Vietnamp. 479
Topics for Discussion and Papers
Selected Bibliography
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