IniciGrupsConversesMésTendències
Cerca al lloc
Aquest lloc utilitza galetes per a oferir els nostres serveis, millorar el desenvolupament, per a anàlisis i (si no has iniciat la sessió) per a publicitat. Utilitzant LibraryThing acceptes que has llegit i entès els nostres Termes de servei i política de privacitat. L'ús que facis del lloc i dels seus serveis està subjecte a aquestes polítiques i termes.
Hide this

Resultats de Google Books

Clica una miniatura per anar a Google Books.

The Quiet American (Penguin Classics Deluxe…
S'està carregant…

The Quiet American (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) (1955 original; edició 2004)

de Graham Greene, Robert Stone (Introducció)

MembresRessenyesPopularitatValoració mitjanaMencions
6,8301571,015 (3.97)451
This novel is a study of New World hope and innocence set in an Old World of violence. The scene is Saigon in the violent years when the French were desperately trying to hold their footing in the Far East. The principal characters are a skeptical British journalist, his attractive Vietnamese mistress, and an eager young American sent out by Washington on a mysterious mission.… (més)
Membre:Oryzasativa
Títol:The Quiet American (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
Autors:Graham Greene
Altres autors:Robert Stone (Introducció)
Informació:Penguin Classics (2004), Paperback, 208 pages
Col·leccions:La teva biblioteca
Valoració:
Etiquetes:war, United States

Detalls de l'obra

L'americà tranquil de Graham Greene (1955)

S'està carregant…

Apunta't a LibraryThing per saber si aquest llibre et pot agradar.

No hi ha cap discussió a Converses sobre aquesta obra.

» Mira també 451 mencions

Anglès (147)  Castellà (2)  Neerlandès (2)  Alemany (2)  Italià (1)  Hebreu (1)  Suec (1)  Totes les llengües (156)
Es mostren 1-5 de 156 (següent | mostra-les totes)
I've never read any Graham Greene before. I really enjoyed this. His ability to portray characters with very few words is outstanding. The tension is superbly maintained. An interesting period of modern history, that is rarely talked about; the situation in Vietnam before the intervention of the Americans but clearly showing the build up and that philosophy that they always 'interfere' for the greater good despite regrettable casualties along the way. ( )
  Patsmith139 | Mar 15, 2021 |
I found this book interesting in that it deals with the lives of people in Vietnam during the "time of turmoil" back in the 1950s, i.e. when the Vietnamese were trying to expel the French colonials. My phrase, "time of turmoil", sums up what I knew of Vietnam when I was a kid. In third grade, the Weekly Reader informed us that there was "turmoil" in Vietnam. Miss Hill pointed out the location of Vietnam on the world map she used to teach us geography. Of course, now some 60 years later, I know a bit more about the country.

Anyway, it seems that Thomas Fowler is a British journalist who is living in Vietnam. He has taken on a young woman named Phuong. An American named Alden Pyle shows up. Allegedly, Pyle has something to do with commerce and trade. Actually, he is trying to "help" foment trouble in Vietnam. He sees a "third way", rather than the Communists under Ho Chi Minh, or the French colonials, he is trying to find a non-communist, Vietnamese to take over governing the country, and is subsidizing a second-rate war lord.

Well, anyway, Pyle becomes enamored with Phuong and wants her for his own. But he's very honorable and asks Fowler's permission to have her. He says he'll marry her and give her babies. Fowler can't do that because he's married to a woman in England, a woman who makes exile in Vietnam seem preferable to being back home. Something like that.

So, anyway, we have mostly the finaglings of the love triangle to work out, with a bunch of scenes of the "turmoil" in Vietnam as background. [3½*s] ( )
1 vota lgpiper | Jan 10, 2021 |
couldn't help reading Pyle with a British accent. ( )
  stravinsky | Dec 28, 2020 |
An insightful glimpse at the beginnings of the Vietnam War, contrasting British and American values against a Vietnam background. This is not my favorite Greene, but it's interesting and worth reading. A note: the audiobook has one flaw. The British narrator interprets East-Coast-Boston accent as HEAVY SOUTHERN DRAAAAWWWLLLL. Very distracting. ( )
  DrFuriosa | Dec 4, 2020 |
This is Greene's famous novel that foretells America's coming disaster in Vietnam. Alden Pyle is a young and idealistic American who is sent to Vietnam in the waning days of French colonial rule to ostensibly promote Democracy. However, he runs into a web of intrigue and violence that he is unequipped to handle, and ends up doing much more harm than good.

Graham Greene's alter ego is the journalist Fowler, whose beautiful mistress is the object of jealousy and competition between the two men. The novel is steeped in questions of America's moral ambiguity in its relations with foreign countries, and it's no surprise when things don't end well. ( )
  etxgardener | Nov 14, 2020 |
Es mostren 1-5 de 156 (següent | mostra-les totes)
Easily, with long-practiced and even astonishing skill, speaking with the voice of a British reporter who is forced, despite himself, toward political action and commitment, Greene tells a complex but compelling story of intrigue and counter-intrigue, bombing and murder. Into it is mixed the rivalry of two white men for a Vietnamese girl. These elements are all subordinate to the political thesis which they dramatize and which is stated baldly and explicitly throughout the book.
 
There are many natural storytellers in English literature, but what was rare about Greene was the control he wielded over his abundant material. Certainly one can imagine nobody who could better weave the complicated threads of war-torn Indochina into a novel as linear, as thematically compact and as enjoyable as The Quiet American
afegit per John_Vaughan | editaGuardian, UK, Zadie Smith (Jul 9, 2011)
 

» Afegeix-hi altres autors (53 possibles)

Nom de l'autorCàrrecTipus d'autorObra?Estat
Greene, Grahamautor primaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Caddell, SimonNarradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
English, BillDissenyador de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Gorra, MichaelSuggestions for Further Readingautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Lundblad, JaneTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Magnus, PeterTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Scheepmaker, H.J.Traductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Smith, ZadieIntroduccióautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Springer, KätheÜbersetzerautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Stingl, NikolausÜbersetzerautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Stone, RobertIntroduccióautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Valja, JiøíTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Has d'iniciar sessió per poder modificar les dades del coneixement compartit.
Si et cal més ajuda, mira la pàgina d'ajuda del coneixement compartit.
Títol normalitzat
Títol original
Títols alternatius
Data original de publicació
Gent/Personatges
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Llocs importants
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Esdeveniments importants
Pel·lícules relacionades
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Premis i honors
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Epígraf
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
This is the patent age of new inventions
For killing bodies, and for saving souls,
All propagated with the best intentions. — Byron
I do not like being moved; for the will is excited, and action
Is a most dangerous thing; I tremble for something factitious,
Some malpractice of heart and illegitimate process;
We're so prone to these things, with our terrible notions of duty. — A. H. Clough
Dedicatòria
Primeres paraules
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
After dinner I sat and waited for Pyle in my room over the rue Catinat; he had said, ‘I’ll be with you at latest by ten,’ and when midnight struck I couldn’t stay quiet any longer and went down into the street.
Citacions
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
innocence is like a dumb leper who has lost his bell, wandering the world, meaning no harm.
Darreres paraules
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
(Clica-hi per mostrar-ho. Compte: pot anticipar-te quin és el desenllaç de l'obra.)
Nota de desambiguació
Editor de l'editorial
Creadors de notes promocionals a la coberta
Llengua original
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
CDD/SMD canònics

Referències a aquesta obra en fonts externes.

Wikipedia en anglès (3)

This novel is a study of New World hope and innocence set in an Old World of violence. The scene is Saigon in the violent years when the French were desperately trying to hold their footing in the Far East. The principal characters are a skeptical British journalist, his attractive Vietnamese mistress, and an eager young American sent out by Washington on a mysterious mission.

No s'han trobat descripcions de biblioteca.

Descripció del llibre
Sumari haiku

Biblioteca llegada: Graham Greene

Graham Greene té una Biblioteca llegada. Les Biblioteques llegades són biblioteques personals de lectors famosos, introduïdes per membres de LibraryThing del grup Legacy Libraries.

Mira el perfil llegat de Graham Greene.

Pàgina d'autor de Graham Greene.

Dreceres

Cobertes populars

Valoració

Mitjana: (3.97)
0.5
1 9
1.5 5
2 49
2.5 22
3 258
3.5 100
4 613
4.5 93
5 381

 

Quant a | Contacte | LibraryThing.com | Privadesa/Condicions | Ajuda/PMF | Blog | Botiga | APIs | TinyCat | Biblioteques llegades | Crítics Matiners | Coneixement comú | 156,952,993 llibres! | Barra superior: Sempre visible