Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Power and The Glory

I finished such yesterday at the dinner after a splendid repast with my wife. She had, of course, finished the novel a few days previously. We discussed the moral coloring of several characters, especially the half-caste. I noted that I found it similar to Nineteen Eighty-four in that both protagonists are forced to confront a proverbial stations of the cross before achieving self-awareness. The conversation then drifted into the idea of how diminished food and or meals are construed in Greene's novels. Drinking is paramount but, somehow, in the gamut of Greeneland, cuisine is overlooked


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