By Graham Greene
Graham Greene's vintage exploration of affection, innocence, and morality in Vietnam
"I by no means knew a guy who had larger explanations for the entire difficulty he caused," Graham Greene's narrator Fowler feedback of Alden Pyle, the eponymous "Quiet American" of what's maybe the main debatable novel of his occupation. Pyle is the brash younger idealist despatched out by way of Washington on a mysterious undertaking to Saigon, the place the French military struggles opposed to the Vietminh guerrillas.
As younger Pyle's well-intentioned guidelines blunder into bloodshed, Fowler, a pro and cynical British reporter, reveals it very unlikely to face correctly apart as an observer. yet Fowler's reasons for intervening are suspect, either to the police and himself, for Pyle has stolen Fowler's attractive Vietnamese mistress.
Originally released in 1956 and two times tailored to movie, The Quiet American continues to be a terrifiying and prescient portrait of innocence at huge. This Graham Greene Centennial variation encompasses a new introductory essay via Robert Stone.
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