(#155628) A BURNT-OUT CASE. Graham Greene.

A BURNT-OUT CASE. London, Melbourne, Toronto: Heinemann, [1961]. Octavo, cloth. First edition in English. Published in 1960 in Swedish. Set in a leproserie on the upper reaches of a tributary of the Congo River in Africa. Commenting on his literary intentions in the work, Greene wrote that it was, "an attempt to give dramatic expression to various types of belief, half-belief, and non-belief, in the kind of setting, removed from world-politics and household pre-occupations, where such differences are felt acutely and find expression." Drawing a comparison between a leper-colony doctor's work and that of a novelist, Greene adds: "A doctor is not immune from 'the long despair of doing nothing well," the same "cafard that hangs around a writer's life." Slight spine lean, page edges just a trifle tanned, a bright, nearly fine copy in very good dust jacket with light wear to corner tips, rubbing at spine ends and along folds, and dust soiling to rear panel. (#155628).

Price: $150.00

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"This English language edition first published 1961" on copyright page.