Fall 1969 • Vol. XXXI No. 4 Book ReviewsJanuary 1, 1969 |

There Are Demons at the Bottom of the Garden

Collected Essays by Graham Greene. The Viking Press, $7.95. Graham Greene, like most professional writers, particularly among the English, has spent years of his literary life turning out brief, literate, sometimes witty essays and reviews, the kind of honest hacking for which English weeklies are famous. In 1952, he skimmed the surface of that work and published a collection of essays, The Lost Childhood, which revealed a pattern of ideas that, however extraneous to the immediate journalistic task, are central to his life and his aesthetics (presumably, the same thing). Now, he has issued Collected Essays, almost double the size of The Lost Childhood, and has done so not simply by adding pieces written during the last seventeen years but by dipping again into the past, bringing up lost treasures, many from the 1930s, which he had passed over for the first gathering. As in the original collection, the essays here are framed by two personal statements (more neatly, now that a sin

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Collected Essays by Graham Greene. The Viking Press, $7.95. Graham Greene, like most professional writers, particularly among the English, has spent years of his literary life turning out brief, literate, […]

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