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The Resource The comedians, Graham Greene

The comedians, Graham Greene

Label
The comedians
Title
The comedians
Statement of responsibility
Graham Greene
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Strangers in Port-au-Prince are united in the corruption, fear, and revolt of Duvalier-era Haiti in "the most interesting novel of [Greene's] career" (The Nation). Haiti, under the rule of Papa Doc and his menacing paramilitary, the Tontons Macoute, has long been abandoned by tourists. Now it is home to corrupt capitalists, foreign ambassadors and their lonely wives-and a small group of enterprising strangers rocking into port on the Dutch cargo ship, Medea: a well-meaning pair of Americans claiming to bring vegetarianism to the natives; a former jungle fighter in World War II Burma and current confidence man; and an English hotelier returning home to the Trianon, an unsalable shell of an establishment on the hills above the capital. Each is embroiled in a charade. But when they're unsuspectingly bound together in this nightmare republic of squalid poverty, torrid love affairs, and impending violence, their masks will be stripped away. "While Mr. Greene ... specialized in chronicling the moral and political murkiness he encountered in the third world ... nowhere did he produce a more topical or damning work of fiction than [in The Comedians]" (The New York Times). Banned in Haiti, and condemned by Papa Doc Duvalier, it was adapted by Greene into a 1967 film starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1904-1991
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greene, Graham
Dewey number
823/.912
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6013.R44
LC item number
C5 2018eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Haiti
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Politics and government
  • Haiti
Label
The comedians, Graham Greene
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Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781504052511
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
0F6BFFC3-4E67-490C-ACA5-E1BEA4B420F6
System control number
  • on1030993547
  • (OCoLC)1030993547
Label
The comedians, Graham Greene
Link
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781504052511
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
0F6BFFC3-4E67-490C-ACA5-E1BEA4B420F6
System control number
  • on1030993547
  • (OCoLC)1030993547

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