Graham Greene: bucking the “formulas of literary celebrity”?

“[W]riters seemed to find it impossible to grasp how a novelist of [Graham] Greene’s acuity, seriousness and fame could have a relationship with a woman of [Yvonne] Cloetta’s provincial, unartistic background. It did not accord with the formulas of literary celebrity. All they seemed to be able to do with it was trivialise it.”


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