A Russian reader usually starts his acquaintance with Graham Greene from serous novels like The quiet American. or For whom the Bell Chimes. It comes as a surprise when we discover that he dearly loved detective novels. The article reveals some interesting facts about Graham Greene's work.
UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPT FOUND BY GRAHAM GREENE SCHOLAR, FRANCOIS GALLIX.
THE EMPTY CHAIR is the first chapter of a detective story written by Graham Greene at the age of 22 and published a year ago for the first time. It is unfinished, but the five chapters in the manuscript are very representative of the author’s future way of writing, including his sense of dialogue, his often daring humorous comparisons, the craft of using the delaying devices of thrillers and the cinematic art of editing the various parts of his stories — not forgetting the detachment of irony.
Greene left quite a few uncompleted texts. About Acr
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