Greene’s impassioned and tortured relationship with faith at core of his novels

Mark and others mentioned it yesterday, but it wasn’t until last night that I had an opportunity to savor Ruth Franklin’s fine review of Norman Sherry’s third and final volume of Graham Greene’s life. Franklin correctly identifies Greene’s most important novels (The Power and the Glory, The Heart of the Matter, and The End of the Affair) and notes that Greene’s “impassioned and tortured relationship” to Catholicism “is the backbone of his best work, particularly [those] three novels.”


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