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Today is the birthday of novelist Graham Greene, born 1904.

“Graham Greene is perhaps the most perplexing of all the literary converts whose works animated the Catholic literary revival in the 20th century. His visions of angst and guilt, informed and sometimes deformed by a deeply felt religious sensibility, make his novels, and the characters that adorn them, both fascinating and unforgettable.


His fiction is gripping because it grapples with faith and disillusionment on the shifting sands of uncertainty in a relativistic age. His tormented characters are the products of Greene’s own tortured soul, and one suspects that he was more baffled than anyone else at the contradictions at the core of his own character and, in consequence, at the heart of the characters that his fertile and fetid imagination had created.”

– Joseph Pearce, “Graham Greene: Doubter Par Excellence

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Here is a British documentary “England Made Me” (in four parts) that serves as a wonderful intro to Greene’s life and work:
 

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The Wake Up CallThe Wake Up Call –
3 April 2013

 

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Poem of the Day: “Easter Wings” – George Herbert
(For the season of Easter.) Herbert was born on this day in 1593

 

“Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation.”

Novelist Graham Greene, who died on this day in 1991.
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Thanks be to God for this new day, may it be full of beauty and grace!

 

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