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Between Wars

  • Judith Adamson

Abstract

In 1924, five years before Greene’s first novel was published, and while he was an undergraduate at Oxford, he read a book of short stories by Geoffrey Moss called Defeat. It was about the occupied Rhineland. In it Moss described ‘the atrocious conduct of the French troops at Trier … where they were trying to set up a little separatist republic in order to divide Germany.’1 Greene thought the situation scandalous and offered his services as propagandist to the German Embassy in London: he felt qualified because he was editor of the student publication The Oxford Outlook and a regular contributor to The Oxford Chronicle. His offer was taken up by Count Von Bernstorff who was then first secretary of the Embassy and who would later be executed in Dachau for running a Jewish escape route to Switzerland during World War Two.

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Notes

  1. 4.
    Graham Greene, ‘The French Peace’, The Oxford Outlook VI (June 1924) 212–14.Google Scholar
  2. 7.
    Christopher Isherwood, Lions and Shadows ( London: Hogarth, 1938 ) 177.Google Scholar
  3. 8.
    Louis MacNeice, The Strings Are False ( London: Faber, 1965 ) 101.Google Scholar
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    Graham Greene, The Name of Action ( New York: Doubleday, 1931 ) 58.Google Scholar
  5. 16.
    Graham Greene, Rumour at Nightfall ( London: Heinemann, 1931 ) 4.Google Scholar
  6. 18.
    T.S. Eliot, ‘Last Words’, Criterion 18 (January 1939) 271.Google Scholar
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    Graham Greene, A Gun for Sale (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1963) 109. (Hereafter GS.)Google Scholar
  8. 20.
    Graham Greene, The Confidential Agent (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1963) 88. (Hereafter CA.)Google Scholar
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    Graham Greene, It’s A Battlefield (London: Heinemann, 1959) 119, 223. (Hereafter IB.)Google Scholar
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    Graham Greene, England Made Me (London: Heinemann, 1960) 50. (Hereafter EMM.)Google Scholar
  11. 24.
    Graham Greene, Stamboul Train (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1951) 48. (Hereafter ST.)Google Scholar
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    Graham Greene, ‘Comments On Auden’, New Verse (November 1937) 29.Google Scholar
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    Graham Greene, ‘Cinema’, Spectator (24 April 1936) 766.Google Scholar
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    Claud Cockburn, ‘A Conversation with Claud Cockburn’, The Review (No. 11–12, 1952 ).Google Scholar
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    Graham Greene, ‘Alfred Tennyson Intervenes’, Spectator (24 December 1937) 1058.Google Scholar
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    Graham Greene, ‘Vive le Roi’, Spectator (22 July 1938) 139–40.Google Scholar
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© Judith Adamson 1990

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