Saturday, November 24, 2012
Our Man in Port-au-Prince
A new book has come out on Graham Greene, one of my favorite novelists, examining his time in Haiti and Central America. These "adventures" became the seeds of his classic novels, The Comedians, Our Man in Havana and The Power and the Glory. He brushed shoulders with "Papa Doc" Duvalier and other tyrants, but used his inimitable black humor to characterize them. My father was working in Haiti and the Dominican Republic as a geologist during this time and was a Graham Greene fan himself, which is why this book has special resonance for me.