The Comedians by Graham Greene
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The centenary edition with a new introduction by Paul Theroux: three men meet on a ship bound for Haiti. Hiding behind their actors’ masks, they hesitate on the edge of life — afraid of love, afraid of pain, afraid of fear itself.


About Graham Greene

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Graham Greene (1904-1991) was a prolific novelist, short story writer, travel writer and children's book writer. Many of his novels and short stories have been successfully adapted to the movie screen, including The Third Man (directed by Orson Welles), The End of The Affair, and The Quiet American
Published January 1, 1966 by Bodley Head (1966).. 313 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Non-fiction

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Greene usually subdivides his fiction into novels or entertainments.

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Mr. Greene tells us that "Carving a Statue" is not about God, and that his characters in "The Comedians" are not modeled on real people, though Haiti (where the story is set) is real enough, and Doctor Duvalier, the dictator of Haiti, is real, and his hatchet men, the Tontons Macoute, are real.

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Time Out New York

A sadly inept adaptation of Graham Greene's novel (script by Greene himself) about turmoil in Haiti under Papa Doc, with a group of English-speaking stereotypes going through the usual intrigues, despair and romance.

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