Manic-Depressive Dynamics and Dramaturgy in the Life of Graham Greene: An Author's Battle with the Devil Within

Author: Goetz-Sota, Germaine
Year:2012
Pages:212
ISBN:0-7734-2559-4
978-0-7734-2559-0
Price:179.95
A biography of British writer Graham Greene which concentrates on how his life-long battle with Manic-depression disorder effected his writing.

Reviews

“… gives the reader a fuller insight into the conditions which Graham Greene suffered. He was able to work through his difficulties to become one of the greatest writers of our time.” – Prof. Norman Sherry Trinity University, San Antonio

“… displays an in depth understanding of both the man and his art. It takes the reader on an artistic journey.” – Prof. Maria Boundas, Bakalis Waubonsee Community College

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Part One: “A Good Man Possessed of a Devil:” The Manic-Depressive Demons of Graham Greene

Introduction to Part One

Chapter One:The Wounded Writer: A Divided Self

Chapter Two: Temperament or Disorder?

Chapter Three: Manic-Depressive Awakening

Chapter Four: Demons of Morbidity and Self-Annihilation

Chapter Five: The Demon of Promiscuity

Chapter Six: Demons of Ill Temper and Truculence

Conclusion to Part One

Notes

Part Two: Between Melancholia and Mania: The Shaping of Graham Greene’s Dramaturgy

Introduction to Part Two

Chapter One: A Predilection for Melodrama

Chapter Two: The Living Room and The Potting Shed: Melancholy Unalloyed

Chapter Three: The Complaisant Lover and Carving a Statue: Mixed Moods and Genre

Chapter Four: The Return of A. J. Raffles: An Edwardian Comedy, “Yes and No,” and For Whom the Bell Chimes: A Venture into Pure Mania

Conclusion

Notes

Bibliography

Index