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by Graham Greene

eBook The Human Factor ePub
Author: Graham Greene
Language: English
ISBN: 0671240854
ISBN13: 978-0671240851
Publisher: Simon & Schuster; 1st U.S. ed edition (March 15, 1978)
Pages: 347
Category: History & Criticism
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 446
Formats: lrf mbr rtf mobi
ePub file: 1965 kb
Fb2 file: 1553 kb

Graham Greene was born in 1904.

Graham Greene was born in 1904. He established his reputation with his fourth novel, Stamboul Train.

Greene was 74 the year this novel was published. The pace of the book is slow and steady and unhurried, the opposite of, say, the helter-skelter of violent incidents in a thriller like Len Deighton’s SS-GB, published the same year. And the prose of this, Greene’s later period or style, is similarly cool and clear and unhurried, lucidly unfolding descriptions, events, thoughts, dialogue, in a measured, stately pace.

The Human Factor book. A leak is traced to a small sub-section of SIS, sparking off the. Greene himself stated that he intended this book to be free of the "conventional violence" found in most Graham Greene's very last spy novel: A downbeat, talky, yet compelling Cold War story about the quest to track down an undercover double-agent in MI6, the British foreign intelligence service. Set against the backdrop of Soviet and Cuban penetration of Africa during the 1970s, Greene lays out a tale that spotlights the immorality of . support for South Africa's apartheid system.

The Human Factor is Greene’s most extensive attempt to incorporate into fiction what he had learned of. .

The Human Factor is Greene’s most extensive attempt to incorporate into fiction what he had learned of espionage when recruited by MI6 during World War I.What it offers is a veteran excursion into Greene’s imaginative world. Sometimes seen as a brooding prober into the dark recesses of the soul where sins and scruples alike fester, he is equally at home in sending a narrative careering along at break-neck pace.

They made a habit of lunching alternately at the Reform and the Travellers once a month on a Saturday, when most members had already gone into the country. Pall Mall, a steely grey, like a Victorian. engraving, was framed by the long windows. The Indian summer was nearly over, the clocks had all been altered, and you could feel the approach of winter concealed in the smallest wind

Greene certainly tells the story well and lets us know very early on who the guilty party is so that the real meat of the novel is does the traitor get away and, if so, how. His usual themes of guilt and responsibility do come in but they are almost side issues, as our focus (and Greene’s) is on the plot.

Greene certainly tells the story well and lets us know very early on who the guilty party is so that the real meat of the novel is does the traitor get away and, if so, how. His usual themes of guilt and responsibility do come in but they are almost side issues, as our focus (and Greene’s) is on the plot as well as on the issue of how all three sides think that they are doing the right thing when it is clear to us that not only are they messing up everyone’s lives (a point

The Human Factor is an espionage novel by Graham Greene, first published in 1978 and adapted into the 1979 film The Human Factor, directed by Otto Preminger using a screenplay by Tom Stoppard.

The Human Factor is an espionage novel by Graham Greene, first published in 1978 and adapted into the 1979 film The Human Factor, directed by Otto Preminger using a screenplay by Tom Stoppard. Maurice Castle is an aging bureaucrat in the British secret service MI6. Married to a black African woman with whom he fell in love during his previous stint in apartheid South Africa, he now lives a quiet life in the suburbs and looks forward to retirement

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The senior officers of Britain's secret service move to plug a leak by eliminating a junior colleague, unmindful of a veteran intelligence processor whose decency, courage, and capacity for love threaten all security
TheSuspect
This is not one of Graham Greene's most famous books, but I think it's one of his best. Like many of his stories, it sets up a tension between a big historical drama and the personal drama of a relatively minor actor within it. And as in others of those stories, Greene refuses to resolve the tension.

The plot involves a British Military Intelligence agent, Castle, who, while stationed in Africa, falls in love with a black South African woman, Sarah. In order to stay together and marry her, Castle makes a deal with the devil -- he agrees to become a double agent, passing along western intelligence to Soviet KGB agents. He regards the intelligence he is passing along as inconsequential, and the deal is worth the risk, given that it is the only way to stay with Sarah, and Sarah's young son, Sam (fathered by a black South African man).

The "devil" he makes his deal with, though, is not really the KGB. It's really with the whole system -- MI5, South Africa, KGB, and the Cold War altogether. He tries to negotiate a life for himself within that big structure of ideological war and espionage, and of course, he knows that the life he negotiates will never be at peace. There will always be the danger, even inevitability, of being found out. When that happens, the negotiations must start again.

In all of this, the issue is, which stage is the one that counts? The stage on which Castle lives his personal life, his domestic oasis with his wife and son, or the political stage on which he lives his double-agent life in the midst of international tension and cut-throat espionage.

On one stage, Castle is a traitor, but on the other he is loyal, even heroic. As things come unraveled, he says to Sarah, "Well, I'm what's generally called a traitor." And Sarah answers, "Who cares? . . . We have our own country. You and I and Sam. You've never betrayed that country . . ."

Greene himself served in the British Secret Service. This book and Our Man in Havana reflect, to me anyway, a recognition that the international intelligence game has a special kind of irrational autonomy. From one perspective (much but not all of Our Man in Havana) that autonomy is farcical -- vacuum cleaner designs can pass as weapons intelligence. But from the other it is pointlessly destructive, especially of the ability of normal people involved in it to live normal lives of everyday virtue.
Ranenast
Although this is a spy story and a political thriller, each character in this novel leads very quiet life and is lonely. There was a leak of political information and a murder occured. These events changed the life of Castle, the main character, who has been living quietly and carefully. Through Castle's state of mind, the readers can understand his imminent danger.

I've read this novel three times. Each time after reading it, I always feel a kind of discouragement, because in this story some 'clever' and 'mechanical' bureaucrats control the situation, and they lead Castle and the people close to him to tragedy. The bureaucrats don't regret anything. I think that it's very likely to happen in our real society.

This is a little discouraging but a good realistic novel.
Anaginn
No humor here. When they shot the dog near the end, it left me with an ugly taste in my mouth. Greene is always serious.
Jerdodov
I read this many years ago, and it was well worth a re-read. Graham Greene is one of my favorite authors. If you like Graham Greene's other books, you will probably like this one.
Zainian
This is one of Greene's essential works. If you like Greene, you will like this book.
Burisi
Always enjoy Green's books
Kirizius
Vintage Graham Greene, spies, double spies, almost "a looking glass war". A satirical look at cold war foreign office and secret
service antics. An excellent book to travel with.
A Classic
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