Tag Archives: Graham Greene

I See Dead People’s Books

I see dead people’s books, thanks to a web site dedicated to book lovers, Library Thing. I’m also taking up one of the Group Challenges regarding reading 50 books in 2011. Great web site. Even mistaken identities — the Graham … Continue reading

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Hey Ron, I hear Teegeeack wilI be full of suckers one day

A friend passed along the Modern Library’s list of the 100 best novels. There were actually 2 lists, one was from their Board and the other attributed to Readers. Aside from the great Graham Greene not making an appearance until … Continue reading

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Marshall, stillborns and happiness

In Graham Greene’s perfectly titled novel, The Heart of The Matter, he addresses life and the emotion of happiness: It seemed to Scobie that life was immeasurably long. Couldn’t the test of man be carried out in fewer years? Couldn’t … Continue reading

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What Gordon Solie could teach Major Scobie

Reading Graham Greene, I get the feeling of watching someone trying to wrestle with God. His main characters bring the admirable intensity of a Dan Gable to the match, but lack the perspective of a Gordon Solie. I am an … Continue reading

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When Irish Eyes Are Wailing

Maybe it was the whole Eamon de Valera thing. So while I’ve come late to the game, I feel as though I’m getting my Irish on lately, except for the whole fighting, drinking and gregariousness thing. If Mangan’s good enough … Continue reading

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Cuba: Those Who Speak Outand the Catholic Cardinal Who Won’t

Every now and then, someone in the political arena make a point so seemingly simple and effective, you wonder how the other side can rebut it. I thought that the WSJ columnist, Mary Anastasia O’Grady, made one in addressing the … Continue reading

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Power and Glory: Home For That Halladay

I was there for Roy Halladay’s perfect game against the Marlins Saturday night. Good thing too, it created a memory ready to be stirred. It will forever be the evening I attended a historic game with a good friend, as … Continue reading

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