Yours, Etc.: Letters to the Press

Graham Greene, Author, Christopher Hawtree, Editor, Graham Greene, Other Viking Books $19.95 (296p) ISBN 978-1-871061-22-2
Of the letters to newspapers and magazines that Graham Greene has written for more than 50 years, British freelance journalist Hawtree has selected and arranged chronically a couple of hundred--varying in length from a few lines to several pages and dating from 1947 to 1989--that appeared primarily in the British and French presses. The letters range in subject matter from Colette and G. B. Shaw to Ronald Reagan; Capri, Cuba, Ghana, Vietnam; contraception, obscenity, torture, tyranny, the right to die. In many cases Hawtree provides background information. Although the letters are not uninteresting for browsing, only Greene's most fervent fans will consider the collection of consequence. (May)
Reviewed on: 05/01/1990
Release date: 05/01/1990
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