Also by Graham Greene. May We Borrow Your Husband? Beauty. Chagrin in Three Parts. May we borrow your husband? Graham Greene was born in 1904.
Also by Graham Greene. He established his reputation with his fourth novel, Stamboul Train. In 1935 he made a journey across Liberia, described in Journey Without Maps, and on his return was appointed film critic of the Spectator. In 1926 he had been received into the Roman Catholic Church and visited Mexico in 1938 to report on the religious persecution there.
Start by marking May We Borrow Your Husband . However, Greene is much more serious than Dahl and the mood of the book is autumnal. The Swinging Sixties gave us a Graham Greene who would have fit into a Pink Panther movie.
Start by marking May We Borrow Your Husband? & Other Comedies of the Sexual Life (20th-Century Classics) as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. The last tale of a fleeting moment between two strangers in Paris is the key story in this book of bittersweet stories about the realization of life's disappointments by an Englishman abroad. The characters in these stories tend to move from hotel to hotel, sharing drinks on patios overlooking grand staircases by the sea.
The best stories - May We Borrow Your Husband, Mortmain, Two Gentle People -combine the light touch of books like Travels With My Aunt with the darker side seen in Greene's novella Dr Fischer of Geneva. The title story foreshadows Dr Fischer, published in 1980, and is a narrative by an older man who falls for a woman who is much younger than him. In Dr Fischer, the narrator marries the girl but she conveniently dies leaving him to melancholy and sad musings.
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Graham Greene (1904–1991) is recognized as one of the most important writers of the twentieth century, achieving both literary acclaim and popular success. His best known works include Brighton Rock, The Heart of the Matter, The Quiet American, and The Power and the Glory. After leaving Oxford, Greene first pursued a career in journalism before dedicating himself full-time to writing with his first big success, Stamboul Train. He became involved in screenwriting and wrote adaptations for the cinema as well as original screenplays, the most successful being The Third Man.
The sense of the author at play dominates Graham Greene’s entertaining .
The sense of the author at play dominates Graham Greene’s entertaining anthology as the masterful British author looks at love, lies, vanity, mortality, romantic obsessions, and seduction from a dozen sharply observed perspectives (The New York Times). I had been at Antibes working on a book of mine, a biography of the seventeenth-century poet the Earl of Rochester, for more than a month before Poopy and her husband arrived. The balcony where I worked every morning on my life of Rochester overhung the terrace where the interior-decorators took their coffee, and even when they occupied a table out of sight those clear elocutionary voices mounted up to me.
ISBN 13: 9780140185379. May We Borrow Your Husband?: And Other Comedies of the Sexual Life (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics).
May We Borrow Your Husband? and Other Comedies of the Sexual Life is a collection of short stories by British writer Graham Greene, first published in 1967. The stories are quite diverse, ranging as they do in gender, location and era and in genre, from farce to melodrama to tragedy and occasionally all of those genres at once.
Pouvez-vous nous prêter votre mari?: et autres scènes de la vie sexuelle May we borrow your husband.
And Other Comedies Of The Sexual Life (penguin Twentieth-century Classics) . This is Graham Greene's third collection of catchy, sketchy short stories, one or two miniaturized to not more than five or six pages. They are subtitled And Other Comedies of the Sexual Life which connotes a little of their trifling sophistication.