Wednesday, 20 September 2017

AUTHOR and film critic Quentin Falk was the guest speaker at a literary dinner at Phyllis Court Club in Henley.

He spoke on the subject of “Graham Greene and me” to 62 people at Friday’s event, which was organised by the book group at the private members’ club and was raising money for the Calibre Audio Library. Mr Falk’s book Travels in Greeneland is a cinematic biography and provides a broad examination of Greene’s novels.

Contrasts are made between the work that Greene himself adapted for the screen, such as The Third Man and Our Man in Havana, and the work that has been adapted by others, such as The Heart of the Matter and The Honorary Consul. The book was first published in 1984 and has been republished three times since then.

Mr Falk, who met the novelist before his death in 1991, said: “Graham Greene is certainly one of the greatest novelists of the 20th century.”

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