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Greene on Capri

(2000)
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'When friends die, one's own credentials change: one becomes a survivor. Graham Greene has already had biographers, one of whom has served him mightily. Yet I hope that there is room for the remembrance of a friend who knew him - not wisely, perhaps, but fairly well - on an island that was ''not his kind of place,'' but where he came season after season, year after year & where he, too, will be subsumed into the capacious story.'

For millennia the cliffs of Capri have sheltered pleasure-seekers & refugees alike, among them the emperors Augustus & Tiberius, Henry James, Rilke & Lenin, plus hosts of artists, eccentrics & outcasts. Here in the 1960s Graham Greene became friends with Shirley Hazzard & her husband, the writer Francis Steegmuller; their friendship lasted until Greene's death in 1991. In GREENE ON CAPRI, Hazzard uses their ever volatile intimacy as a prism through which to illuminate Greene's mercurial character, his work & talk & the extraordinary literary culture that long thrived on this ravishing, enchanted island.


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Hardback Editions

February 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: Greene on Capri: A Memoir
Author(s): Shirley Hazzard
ISBN: 0-374-16675-7 / 978-0-374-16675-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
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January 2000 : UK Hardback
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Title: Greene On Capri
Author(s): Shirley Hazzard
ISBN: 1-86049-799-3 / 978-1-86049-799-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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Paperback Editions

June 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: Greene on Capri: A Memoir
Author(s): Shirley Hazzard, Shirley Hazzard Steegmuller, The Estate of Shirley Hazzard Steegmuller
ISBN: 0-374-52777-6 / 978-0-374-52777-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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January 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Greene On Capri
Author(s): Shirley Hazzard
ISBN: 1-86049-873-6 / 978-1-86049-873-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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Kindle Editions

February 2000 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Greene on Capri: A Memoir
Author(s): Shirley Hazzard, Shirley Hazzard Steegmuller
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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