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Graham Greene’s The Quiet American. A Sartrian Existentialist Critique

Author(s): Gianina Daniela SABAU

Journal: Studii de Stiinta si Cultura
ISSN 1841-1401

Volume: VIII;
Issue: 3 (30);
Start page: 133;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Graham Greene | Existentialism | Sartre | The Quiet American | ethical dilemma

The article highlights the influence of the French existentialist philosopher Sartre on Greene. Along with the publication of his late novels, Graham Greene’ writing has been tinged with Existentialism which portrays his universe with absurd and comical stances. Therefore, we hold that the typical Greene character from his post-war writings (for example Fowler in The Quiet American) has an existentialist emotional make-up because he rejects established social and religious norms.
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