A Burnt Out Case : Book by Graham Greene

A Burnt Out Case

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ISBN: 9780099478430    Publisher: Random House Year of publishing: 2004     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 224        Language: English
Querry, a world famous architect, is the victim of a terrible attack of indifference: he no longer finds meaning in art of pleasure in life. Arriving anonymously at a Congo leper village, he is diagnosed...Read more
Querry, a world famous architect, is the victim of a terrible attack of indifference: he no longer finds meaning in art of pleasure in life. Arriving anonymously at a Congo leper village, he is diagnosed as the mental equivalent of a 'burnt-out case', a leper who has gone through a stage of mutilation. However, as Querry loses himself in work for the lepers his disease of mind slowly approaches a cure. Then the white community finds out who Querry is...
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About the author: Graham Greene
Graham Greene was born in 1904. He was a member of the Order of Merit and a Companion of Honour. Graham Greene died in April 1991. Among the many people... Read more
Graham Greene was born in 1904. He was a member of the Order of Merit and a Companion of Honour. Graham Greene died in April 1991. Among the many people who paid tribute to him on his death was Kingsley Amis: 'He will be missed all over the world. Until today, he was our greatest living novelist.'
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Review:
No serious writer of this century has more thoroughly invaded and shaped the public imagination than did Graham Greene" The Time "A superb storyteller" New York Times "Graham Greene taught us to...Read more
No serious writer of this century has more thoroughly invaded and shaped the public imagination than did Graham Greene" The Time "A superb storyteller" New York Times "Graham Greene taught us to understand the social and economic cripples in our midst. He taught us to look at each other with new eyes. I don't suppose his influence will ever disappear" -- Auberon Waugh Independent "A masterly storyteller... An enormously popular writer who was also one of the most significant novelists of his time" Newsweek "One of our greatest authors... Greene had the sharpest eyes for trouble, the finest nose for human weaknesses, and was pitilessly honest in his observations... For experience of a whole century he was the man within" -- Norman Sherry Independent
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