Graham Greene and Evelyn Waugh
Gallagher, Donat (2009) Graham Greene and Evelyn Waugh. Defendant: newsletter of the Australian Chesterton Society, 16 (4:63). pp. 7-8.
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[Extract] Waugh and Greene were born within a year of each other (1903 and 1904) into highly literate, middle-class Anglican families (Waugh's father was a writer and publisher, Greene's a noted headmaster) Bother families were conventionally church going and, as was normal, disapproved of Catholics.
At school, Greene's only memorable religious experience was a Wordsworth-like moment of trance when he stood silent on the frontier between home and school, 'pulled between hate and love.' In The Lawless Roads, he writes: 'And so faith came to me - shapelessly, without dogma, a presence ... something associated with violence, cruelty, evil across the way. I began to believe in heaven because I believed in hell, but for a long time it was only hell I could picture with a certain intimacy.
|Item Type:||Article (Commentary)|
|Keywords:||Greene; Waugh; religion; doubt; conviction|
|Date Deposited:||15 Nov 2010 05:00|
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