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  • Hardcover
  • 221 pages
  • The Quiet American
  • Graham Greene
  • Italian
  • 03 March 2017
  • 9788496142060

The Quiet AmericanDurante Gli Ultimi Giorni Della Dominazione Francese In Indocina, Un Funzionario Americano Della Missione Per Gli Aiuti Economici, Di Nome Pyle, Viene Assassinato In Circostanze Misteriose Un Cronista Inglese Suo Amico, Fowler, Tenta Di Venire A Capo Dell Enigma, Ripercorrendo Nella Sua Memoria Le Fasi Del Suo Rapporto Con L Ucciso, E Delineandone A Poco A Poco Il Carattere, Il Modo Di Vivere E Di Pensare, Le Aspirazioni Al Cinismo Di Fowler, Oppiomane, Miscredente, Sarcastico, Pyle Opponeva La Sua Candida Innocenza , La Sua Granitica Fede Negli Ideali Del Sogno Americano , La Sua Assoluta Sicurezza Circa La Legittimit Della Presenza Degli Stati Uniti Nei Punti Caldi Del Mondo E Proprio In Nome Di Tali Indiscutibili Valori, Non Aveva Esitato A Rendersi Complice Di Una Serie Di Sanguinosi Attentati, La Cui Responsabilit Sarebbe Dovuta Ricadere Sui Comunisti, Ormai Alle Porte Di Saigon.

10 thoughts on “The Quiet American

  1. says:

    I never knew a man who had better motives for all the trouble he caused.I assume that everyone for once in own life had to face such a moment that, though convinced about doing the right thing, felt nevertheless poorly and uncomfortably How is it possible, we asked then, we acted righteously so why such bad feeling, such turbulence in our mind We did a good choice so why this bile that fills our mouths Why that need to rationalize our deeds There was no other way, we say But really And this is a feeling Graham Greene leaves me with almost every time Something that still bothers and troubles me and pours cold water over me, my whole self confidence and well being.Because no matter how much we abide by our principles and sense of morality we constantly collide with the concept of the lesser evil and the common good, in short with situations that allow us or even encourage to justify our actions or omissions And so is Thomas Fowler, somewhat cynical English reporter, for years residing in the East, whose life motto is to be not engaged But is it really possibly to live without being involved Thoma...

  2. says:

    I shut my eyes and she was again the same as she used to be she was the hiss of steam, the clink of a cup, she was a certain hour of the night, and the promise of rest Sometimes a few notable books cause me to start thinking just I turn the last page So, excuse me for beginning this review with some of my latest ruminations When I reflect on the meaning of life, although I am not a philosopher I do that sometimes, the fact that we are here for such a short while strikes me as so dismal If we are to have such a short life, how can we live it to the fullest , I often ask myself Our lives might be inconsequential, what are 70 or even 80 years compared with the history of humanity And what is within our control I hope to live up to my 80 s, but will I As you might have guessed, I am an atheist and have no religion to alleviate my doubts One thing I know is that there is always a beginning and an end So I sometimes get melancholic by this musings But how can we make the best of it Then one day I read Graham Greene s The Quiet American, and everything makes sense again Everything is suddenly all ...

  3. says:

    This is a cautionary tale about the involvement of America and Britain in the Vietnam war Reading this book was a great way to learn about the Vietnam war.The two main characters are symbols of the American and British participation in Vietnam The British does not want to get involved in the war, and he is deluding himself that he is only an indifferent spectator Pyle, the American, represents the idealistic principles that the Americas brought in the Vietnam war and the lack of guilt for the damage they had created by their innocent causes Innocence is a kind of insanity Innocence always calls mutely for protection when we would be so much wiser to guard ourselves against it innocence is like a dumb leper who has lost his bell, wandering the world, meaning no harm One of the conclusions of the books is that Sooner or laterone has to take sides If one is to remain human A...

  4. says:

    The perfect novel.Ingenious in its pace and tone The plot unravels in a peculiar, non linear way, easily enviable by even the most capable of writers Perhaps because it is like a meaty novella about star crossed lovers, hidden intentions, and the war of the classes that it makes it s powerfu...

  5. says:

    NELLA GUERRA L ARMA PI EFFICACE LA SEDUZIONE Fu scritto a guerra d Indocina in corso e anche a guerra di Corea in atto quando fu pubblicato, invece, erano entrambe concluse, e i francesi si erano ritirati dal Vietnam dopo la nota battaglia di Dien Bien Phu L innocenza professata dagli americani nel romanzo, sia quelli tranquilli che quelli rumorosi, suona stonata e Greene ne consapevole considerato quello che stava succedendo in quell altra parte dell Oriente estremo.Storia di un triangolo che forse definire d a fuorviante in quanto nessuno dei tre vertici professa a in senso tradizionale ma cosa c di tradizionale in Greene lui stesso a iniziare una tradizione, a rappresentare un capostipite.Da una parte abbiamo l io narrante, il pi ag dei tre, Fowler, il giornalista inglese che viene sempre definito cinico quando in realt pi romanticamente un disincantato ancora capace di sentimento e scelte Secondo viene Pyle, il tranquillo americano del titolo, definito cos perch non come tutti gli altri americani, bastardi fracassoni grandi, grossi e rumorosi, infantili, cinici, loro s , davvero cinici questo in particolare ancora piuttosto giovane, serio, pieno di illusioni e desiderio di migliorare il mondo, di fare del bene una vera ...

  6. says:

    NELLA GUERRA L ARMA PI EFFICACE LA SEDUZIONE Fu scritto a guerra d Indocina in corso e anche a guerra di Corea in atto quando fu pubblicato, invece, erano entrambe concluse, e i francesi si erano ritirati dal Vietnam dopo la nota battaglia di Dien Bien Phu L innocenza professata dagli americani nel romanzo, sia quelli tranquilli che quelli rumorosi, suona stonata e Greene ne consapevole considerato quello che stava succedendo in quell altra parte dell Oriente estremo.Storia di un triangolo che forse definire d a fuorviante in quanto nessuno dei tre vertici professa a in senso tradizionale ma cosa c di tradizionale in Greene lui stesso a iniziare una tradizione, a rappresentare un capostipite.Da una parte abbiamo l io narrante, il pi ag dei tre, Fowler, il giornalista inglese che viene sempre definito cinico quando in realt pi romanticamente un disincantato ancora capace di sentimento e scelte Secondo viene Pyle, il tranquillo americano del titolo, definito cos perch non come tutti gli altri americani, bastardi fracassoni grandi, grossi e rumorosi, infantili, cinici, loro s , davvero cinici questo in particolare ancora piuttosto giovane, serio, pieno di illusioni e desiderio di migliorare il mondo, di fare del bene una vera mosca bianca salvo poi scoprire il reale motivo che lo porta in Asia colui che sbandiera il sentimento che apparentemente pi si avvicina all a, ma pi che altro sembra che abbia alfine trovato la prima donna che non lo...

  7. says:

    This was actually read for my university course We were tasked to read a book or watch a movie but and write a paper about how a journalist is presented in the Unfortunately, there was a blacklist as well and all the books I had in my mind were on it So I had to look for a new one And I am a bit angry that I did not know this book before Graham Greene has a unique way how to tell a story and I really liked it Death ...

  8. says:

    This is an amazing story about the French colonial war in Vietnam and an incompetent CIA wanna be agent seen through the eyes of a heroin addicted British diplomat Cynicism abounds Great writing, gripping scenes Excellent read A true classic I definitely need to read Graham Greene.If you enjoyed this book and wish to have background on the historical canvas on which the story was painted, I high...

  9. says:

    I don t know I guess this is what you would get if you crossed Ernest Hemingway with John le Carr Maybe The Quiet American is the story of a British journalist covering the war in 1950s French Indochina and the annoying American who disrupts his complacent lifestyle Sure, he s in a war zone, but he has never had it better He has a beautiful girl by his side and he finds it possible to remain relatively safe, both physically and emotionally physically in that most of his reporting duties occur behind the front lines and emotionally in that he is able to convince himself of Britain s and by extension his lack of involvement with the war itself It is their problem.The annoying American changes all that, and it seems to me the American Pyle, by name is presented by Greene as an extension of America itself innocent in its idealistic principles, yet dangerous in its perceived lack of guilt for the harm its idealism causes.Without getting into specifics, there is to Pyle than meets the eye, and even though I did not love this story as much as I had hoped to, it did pull together for me in the end The protagonist learns that at some point, it becomes necessary to make a choice and become involved no matter how adamantly you believe in your own neutrality Greene does write with a remarkable degree of restraint in my opinion, his writing could even be said to be too restrained which is how he packs a story with such com...

  10. says:

    War and Love they have always been compared. Like The End of the Affair, this is a Greene novel that affects you viscerally It is a war novel, set in Vietnam Being so, it is not cheerful or pretty dead children lying in the street and the like It hits on the complexities of war the complexity of morals how it s impossible to stay neutral forever on such matters when you re directly involved you have to make a decision you must decide, or you re as good as dead You can rule me out, I said I m not involved Not involved, I repeated It had been an article of my creed The human condition being what it was, let them fight, let them love, let them murder, I would not be involved My fellow journalists called themselves correspondents I preferred the title of reporter I wrote what I saw I took no action even an opinion is a kind of action It s something our protagonist fights, and it s a recurring theme Wouldn t we all do better not trying to understand, accepting the fact that no human being will ever understand another, not a wife a husband, a lover a mistress, nor a parent a child Perhaps that s why men have invented God a being capable of understanding Perhaps if I wanted to be understood or to understand I would bam boozle myself into belief, but I am a reporter G...

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