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Graham Greene í 5 Read & Download Free read Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free í Graham Greene May We Borrow Your Husband? Free download À PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ly humorous tales of love Whether depicting the innocence and corruption of a honeymoon couple. Graham Greene gets a bad rap among those who haven t actually read many of his books as he tends to be viewed as an author of thrillers the Robert Ludlum of his day perhaps But every time I read one of his books I re realize how unfair this is Sure he can write a good thriller but he was also an amazing literary author May We Borrow Your Husband Other Comedies of the Sexual Life is a great compilation of short stories about relationships mostly gone horribly horribly wrong Considering the stories were originally copyrighted from the mid 1950s through the mid 1960s some like the title story seem very risue in their thinly veiled depictions of sex while others like Two Gentle People are sweet and melancholy tales that will resonate with anyone who has ever had a passing crush Others like Mortmain are wickedly funny yet still tragic Overall these stories are fairly grim but well worth a read

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Graham Greene í 5 Read & Download Free read Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free í Graham Greene May We Borrow Your Husband? Free download À PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Or the frustration of missed sexual opportunities the stories expose a range of human frailties. This story collection published in 1967 when Graham Greene was in his early sixties is probably his most consistent 21 STORIES is uite stunning in its range A SENSE OF REALITY is a bit too steeped in fantasy to highlight Greene s insight into human nature but MAY WE BORROW YOUR HUSBAND subtitled Other Comedies Of The Sexual Life adheres to a theme Greene had become in late middle age to be uite comfortable withThis is one book in which Greene downplays almost to the point of eliminating his penchant for cloak and dagger Thirty years earlier when he was already an established author he d consciously put his comedic tendency aside It pops up in the forties and begins to glide comfortably in the late 1950s but in the mid sixties Greene fell into stride with the times allowing comedy and in particular sexually knowing comedy to soar His most overtly comic novel TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT followed this collection in 1969 It s a commonplace to say that Britain went Technicolor in 1963 or so after all the years of Austerity I must uote Philip Larkin s linesSexual intercourse beganIn nineteen sixty threewhich was rather late for me Between the end of the Chatterley ban And the Beatles first LPThe Swinging Sixties gave us a Graham Greene who would have fit into a Pink Panther movie The characters in these stories tend to move from hotel to hotel sharing drinks on patios overlooking grand staircases by the sea Having read all his novels and two of his other story collections with one to go the one published just before he died THE LAST WORD I can also say that MAY WE BORROW YOUR HUSBAND is essentially the only book he put out dealing in any detail with the reality of homosexuality Lesbianism is discussed in a coded way in his early 1930s novel STAMBOUL TRAIN and in 1978 Greene allows a paragraph uite literally about a Soviet spy whose paymasters provide with male companionship but nowhere else in his fiction I have not read his criticism or memoirs yet does he broach the subject This is most unusual in a mid twentieth century author I do not mean that Hemingway Fitzgerald Norman Mailer or say Updike dealt sympathetically with gay characters or themes but they made a fair amount of passing references to homosexuality Greene I think deliberately avoided it but not for reasons of prudishness or false machismo I believe that he had affection for oppressed groups Since until about the mid sixties almost all mainstream writers professed disapproval of homosexuality Greene s way around the issue was not to mention it at all I don t even find sublimated gay themes in his books with again the exception of STAMBOUL TRAIN and when finally gays and lesbians are featured prominently in Greene s fiction it is in a collection with a title story dealing with the tension between straights and gays In the five or six years before the Stonewall riots movies books and plays were suddenly treating gays and lesbians as if they were three dimensional people This had not been the case in middlebrow works until then Proust is highbrow and therefore impervious to popular outrageI also think that Greene was waiting until his literary skill caught up to his talent for observation before writing these stories These stories were all products of the 1960s it is not a collection of disparate pieces It s pretty clear to me Greene was straight and by all accounts including his own highly sexed but even when he is showing bad people doing bad things and the characters happen to be gay his is not a voice of condemnation May We Borrow Your Husband is one of the most realistic stories I ve ever read evocative though it is of its lush surroundings Again Britain had gone Technicolor These stories are highly visual and almost resemble gaudy postcards I need to point out that Greene IS the British element here Most of the stories are set in vacation spots far away from the UK Greene was also dodging taxes of course but almost any successful writers moviemakers or musicians from Britain at that time moved away He was not an exception in thisGreene converted to Catholicism as a young man and one has to bear in mind that the biblical view of homosexuality was well known to him So if he does not seem to condone male homosexuality it is that he believes in holding back from temptation and not that he does not understand the temptation But I am not prepared to say he disapproves of homosexuality He is nuanced May We Borrow Your Husband is pretty dispassionate Its narrator is rather disapproving but Greene shows the narrator playing his part in the comedy In another story Greene is uite sympathetic to a lesbian couple This is a sympathy he hadn t shown in STAMBOUL TRAIN that much earlier workGreene s great ability with descriptions of landscape is on display here His world is seen clearly than almost any other writer s It is hard to write about walls and lawns and the surf without getting boring Greene has never bored me when he describes landscape Almost all other writers do Sunjata Penguin Classics years earlier when he was already an established author he d consciously put his comedic tendency aside It pops up in the forties and begins to glide comfortably in the late 1950s but in the mid sixties Greene fell into stride with the times allowing comedy and in particular sexually knowing comedy to soar His most overtly comic novel TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT followed this collection in 1969 It s a commonplace to say that Britain went Technicolor in 1963 or so after all the geoff buda ve ben years of Austerity I must uote Philip Larkin s linesSexual intercourse beganIn nineteen sixty threewhich was rather late for me Between the end of the Chatterley ban And the Beatles first LPThe Swinging Sixties gave us a Graham Greene who would have fit into a Pink Panther movie The characters in these stories tend to move from hotel to hotel sharing drinks on patios overlooking grand staircases by the sea Having read all his novels and two of his other story collections with one to go the one published just before he died THE LAST WORD I can also say that MAY WE BORROW YOUR HUSBAND is essentially the only book he put out dealing in any detail with the reality of homosexuality Lesbianism is discussed in a coded way in his early 1930s novel STAMBOUL TRAIN and in 1978 Greene allows a paragraph uite literally about a Soviet spy whose paymasters provide with male companionship but nowhere else in his fiction I have not read his criticism or memoirs Perky yet does he broach the subject This is most unusual in a mid twentieth century author I do not mean that Hemingway Fitzgerald Norman Mailer or say Updike dealt sympathetically with gay characters or themes but they made a fair amount of passing references to homosexuality Greene I think deliberately avoided it but not for reasons of prudishness or false machismo I believe that he had affection for oppressed groups Since until about the mid sixties almost all mainstream writers professed disapproval of homosexuality Greene s way around the issue was not to mention it at all I don t even find sublimated gay themes in his books with again the exception of STAMBOUL TRAIN and when finally gays and lesbians are featured prominently in Greene s fiction it is in a collection with a title story dealing with the tension between straights and gays In the five or six Rayleigh Through Time years before the Stonewall riots movies books and plays were suddenly treating gays and lesbians as if they were three dimensional people This had not been the case in middlebrow works until then Proust is highbrow and therefore impervious to popular outrageI also think that Greene was waiting until his literary skill caught up to his talent for observation before writing these stories These stories were all products of the 1960s it is not a collection of disparate pieces It s pretty clear to me Greene was straight and by all accounts including his own highly sexed but even when he is showing bad people doing bad things and the characters happen to be gay his is not a voice of condemnation May We Borrow Your Husband is one of the most realistic stories I ve ever read evocative though it is of its lush surroundings Again Britain had gone Technicolor These stories are highly visual and almost resemble gaudy postcards I need to point out that Greene IS the British element here Most of the stories are set in vacation spots far away from the UK Greene was also dodging taxes of course but almost any successful writers moviemakers or musicians from Britain at that time moved away He was not an exception in thisGreene converted to Catholicism as a Biggles Flies East young man and one has to bear in mind that the biblical view of homosexuality was well known to him So if he does not seem to condone male homosexuality it is that he believes in holding back from temptation and not that he does not understand the temptation But I am not prepared to say he disapproves of homosexuality He is nuanced May We Borrow Your Husband is pretty dispassionate Its narrator is rather disapproving but Greene shows the narrator playing his part in the comedy In another story Greene is uite sympathetic to a lesbian couple This is a sympathy he hadn t shown in STAMBOUL TRAIN that much earlier workGreene s great ability with descriptions of landscape is on display here His world is seen clearly than almost any other writer s It is hard to write about walls and lawns and the surf without getting boring Greene has never bored me when he describes landscape Almost all other writers do

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    Read May We Borrow Your Husband? Pdf/E–book [May We Borrow Your Husband?] Free read Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free í Graham Greene Damn Goodreads bugged and now I have to re write my review I don't really feel like it and besides the inspiration's gone Anyway below is the gist of what the original review saidA good collection of stories a uick read and a pleasant way to spend an afternoonHighlights include read my favourites of the bunch are The title story May We Borrow Your Husband? which is written very much the way W Somerset Maugham wrote his

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    Pdf/E–book [May We Borrow Your Husband?] Graham Greene í 5 Read & Download Free read Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free í Graham Greene One call tell a great writer from the short stories Graham Greene is a great writer and this is a very good collection of stories about human relations In the opener Greene introduces us to a very devious fairy couple interior desi

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    Free read Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free í Graham Greene Graham Greene í 5 Read & Download Pdf/E–book [May We Borrow Your Husband?] This story collection published in 1967 when Graham Greene was in his early sixties is probably his most consistent 21 STORIES is uite stunning in its range A SENSE OF REALITY is a bit too steeped in fantasy to highlight Greene's i

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    Pdf/E–book [May We Borrow Your Husband?] Free read Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free í Graham Greene Read May We Borrow Your Husband? I feel like this represents Greene cutting loose and having some fun with most of the stories being essentially slightly long winded jokes This being Greene though a lot of the stories are still suffused with a

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    Read May We Borrow Your Husband? Pdf/E–book [May We Borrow Your Husband?] Free read Æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free í Graham Greene It sounds naïve but I think Graham Greene really was never as good with the comedic as he was with the bitter and bizarre The stories in this collection are okay but in a lot of them o was confused by what tone he was going for is Dr Crombie meant as a comic elaboration on the cliche masturbation causes insert disease of choice or a glance back at the past when lung cancer was only on the periphery of medical paranoia or some simple comi

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  • Paperback
  • 144
  • May We Borrow Your Husband?
  • Graham Greene
  • English
  • 14 July 2018
  • 9780140185379