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Graham Greene
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Jo non mari', e non rimasi vivo. Within limits of normality, every individual loves himself.

Jo non mari', e non rimasi vivo. In cases where he has a deformity or abnormality or develops it later, his own aesthetic sense revolts and he develops a sort of disgust towards himself. Though with time, he becomes reconciled to his deformities, it is only at the conscious level. His subconscious mind, which continues to bear the mark of injury, brings about certain changes in his whole personality, making him suspicious of society.

A Burnt-Out Case (1960) is a novel by English author Graham Greene, set in a Leper colony on the upper reaches of a tributary of the Congo River in Africa. Querry, a famous architect who is fed up with his celebrity, no longer finds meaning in art or pleasure in life

A Burnt-Out Case (Classic. has been added to your Cart. Graham Greene was one of the finest writers in the last century not to have won a Nobel Prize. I still can't believe that the Lord of the Flies dude won a Nobel and Greene did not. But alas, not much we can do about that.

A Burnt-Out Case (Classic. Having read Greene's three very important books, The Power and the Glory, The End of the Affair and The Heart of the Matter I confess that I was unaware that A Burned Out Case was in the same league.

A famous architect struggling with a crisis of faith escapes to a leper colony in the Congo, in Graham Greene’s greatest novel (Time). Querry is a world-renowned architect noted for his magnificent churches, each designed not for the glory of God, but for the satisfaction of self. Suddenly infected with indifference, he has abandoned his pursuit of pleasure.

A Burnt-Out Case book. Arriving anonymously at a leper colony in the Congo, he is diagnosed as the mental equivalent of a 'burnt-out case', a leper mutilated by disease and amputation. When Querry, a world-famous architect, finds he no longer enjoys. Querry slowly moves towards a cure, his mind getting clearer as he works for the colony. When Querry, a world-famous architect, finds he no longer enjoys life or takes pleasure in art he sets off on a voyage.

Now whenever he used the charts he felt irritated by his own bad drawings

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Born in 1904, Graham Greene was the son of a headmaster and the fourth of six children.

Результаты поиска по книге. Born in 1904, Graham Greene was the son of a headmaster and the fourth of six children. Preferring to stay home and read rather than endure the teasing at school that was a by-product of his father's occupation, Greene attempted suicide several times and eventually dropped out of school at the age of 15. His parents sent him to an analyst in London who recommended he try writing as therapy. He completed his first novel by the time he graduated from college in 1925. Greene wrote both entertainments and serious novels.

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by. Greene, Graham, 1904-1991. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

With a new introduction by Giles FodenWhen Querry, a famous architect, no longer finds meaning in art or pleasure in life, he goes to work at a Congo leper village where, as he loses himself in work for the lepers, his disease of mind slowly approaches a cure. Then the white community finds out who Querry is.
  • Graham Greene was one of the finest writers in the last century not to have won a Nobel Prize. I still can't believe that the Lord of the Flies dude won a Nobel and Greene did not. But alas, not much we can do about that. Having read Greene's three very important books, The Power and the Glory, The End of the Affair and The Heart of the Matter I confess that I was unaware that A Burned Out Case was in the same league. I have to say that I read The Heart of the Matter and The End of the Affair while on a climbing expedition in Alaska in 1969 with the writer David Roberts. Everybody on the expedition read the books and we would all be brought to attention when somebody would shout, "Listen to this"! and proceed to read some extraordinary insightful prose of Greene describing somebody or circumstance perfectly. I came to A Burnt Out Case by having read Greene's little book, In Search of a Character in which he describes a trip to Africa looking for a leper colony and some hint that would provide the germ of the story he wanted to write. The result was A Burnt Out Case, a marvelous story about art, integrity, love and jealousy.

  • This is a probing and reflective story of an empty man who has come to the end of hope. It is another of Graham Greene's psychospiritual novels that utilizes parallelism between bodily leprosy and a deep experience of ennui. The protagonist is a disheartened, regretful, aging man who has reached the depths of a faithless emptiness. But, he has also achieved a point of self-awareness by serving at a leproersie in a small, remote part of Africa, to which he has fled from his old life in Europe. His former success as an architect haunts him as it is discovered and envied by a man who honors, respects, and idolizes the architect. Further, the man projects his own all-good self onto the architect, but the relationship is unrequited. Just as the protagonist-architect begins to find some inner peace, the man's (Ryker by name) juvenile, naive, and fanciful wife becomes pregnant, saying the father is not her husband, but the architect. Her delusional love for the architect is the boon that destroys his good name, but the misinformed, disillusioned, and jealous Ryker, who wants to be himself the man the architect is, kills the architect. Anyone who has been victimized by lies, deceit, and false love will understand what the architect is feeling. Anyone who has fallen victim to a histrionic, delusional idolatry will relate to the architect. Following the architect's death, the leproserie doctor and the Father Superior are talking. The doctor tells the priest that "they" would never have let him alone. When the priest asks, "Who are 'they'?" the doctor responds, in the words of the author: "The fools, the interfering fools, they exist everywhere...He was cured of everything but his success." One of the more powerful lessons Greene imparts in this novel is when one craves to be an idolized other but feels too inferior to that other, the other must be destroyed.

  • Querry, a world-famous architect of churches, is burned out by his professional success, contemptuous of his clients, and guilty about the suicide of his mistress. Needing time and a place to recover, Querry, through sheer chance, travels to what he deems the end of the road, a leprosery in remote Africa. There, he hopes to live in obscurity, without connection to his peers, and to die. But, in the leprosery, Querry develops relationships with a doctor and patient, oversees a few basic construction projects, and gradually, to his surprise, finds happiness and contentment. Unfortunately, a priest at the leprosery, a fanatical lay Catholic in a nearby village, and a slimy journalist--each for his own reasons--insists on interpreting Querry's service to the leprosery as self-sacrificial Christian devotion. In many respects, the drama in A BURNT-OUT CASE explores the clash between the exhausted Querry and those who attribute his actions to Christian generosity.

    At his best, Greene writes about ordinary men whose lives unexpectedly acquire a profound moral dimension or political significance. Here, Greene's prototypical character is the venal whiskey priest in THE POWER AND THE GLORY, who acts heroically and self-sacrificially to bring Mass to the common people of Mexico, even though he has profound doubts about his Catholic faith.

    In ABOC, Greene modifies this template. Instead of having an ethical crisis emerge and forcing Querry to make a choice, Green starts ABOC after Querry has made his choice--that is, he will withhold himself from his fame and life. Essentially, the book is about the refusal of others to accept that there is no moral dimension in his actions. As usual with Green, this leads to an ironic and deadly conclusion.

    ABOC is not my favorite Greene novel. Largely, this is due to his treatment of ethical heroism, which exists in ABOC as a negative. This makes Querry and his adversaries into small characters, not admirable but flawed men like the whiskey priest, and restricts the scope of the book.

    Furthermore, Greene uses matters of faith to explain Querry's decision to narrow his life. To simplify, Greene says that Querry, a believer, loses his faith and thereby loses the engine that makes his great architecture possible. But to this reader, this explanation for Querry's burnout seemed overly conceptualized. While a character, Dr. Colin, ultimately gives a secular explanation for Querry's creative and personal exhaustion, Greene, for the most part, presents Querry's difficulties as a religious crisis. For non-believer me, this made the character Querry remote, abstract, and never quite persuasive.

    Nonetheless, I would encourage all Graham Greene fans to read A BURNT-OUT CASE. As usual, it features Green's deft knack for sketching, in just a phrase or two, amazing parallels in dissimilar characters. Further, the novel does operate on an ironically ethical level, creating a story with depth, delusion, and despair. Not his best but well worthwhile.