On Film and in Print, The Quiet American Still Fascinates

On the frontispiece of The Quiet American Graham Greene quotes another well-traveled skeptic, Lord Byron: ‘This is the patent age of new inventions/ For killing bodies, and for saving souls,/ All propagated with the best intentions.’ In novels, screenplays and short stories, Greene chronicled the end of empire. Scorning those who stood in history’s way, he did not spare heroes, patriots or […]