100 Years of Graham Greene

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photoOctober 2, 2004 marks the 100th anniversary of Graham Greene's birth. Greene was one of the 20th century's most widely-read, talented, and secretive writers. His dark, globe-trotting adventures, complex Catholicism, and wartime work as a spy for British intelligence, were all echoed in his writing. He was a giant of a man — drawn to the damned, George Orwell once said.

Chronicling his giant life was the task taken on by the acclaimed biographer Norman Sherry. Sherry began his epic undertaking in the mid-70s. Now, 27 years later, after following Greene's footsteps around the world, Sherry has finally finished the third and final volume of "The Life of Graham Greene," the keystone in a life of espionage, violence, betrayal, sex, doubt — and remarkable literature.

Hear about the life of the writer, the roamer, the man.


Norman Sherry, distinguished professor of literature at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and author of: "The Life of Graham Greene (Volumes 1-3)."

This program aired on October 1, 2004.


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