Graham Greene: Major characters emerge; minor ones may be photographed
Greene, in fact, thought The Quiet American was superior to The End of the Affair. He said so in his autobiographical Ways of Escape.
Good old writers
Who says old geezers can’t write? Some of them die with the sharpest minds. That’s certainly true of the literary critic Frank Kermode, who has just died at the age of 90. Reading about his death yesterday, I turned to his essays published in the London Review of Books. You can’t tell his age from…