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Seeds of Fiction: Graham Greene's Adventures in Haiti and Central America 19541983 Hardcover – November 1, 2012
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"This is a book fifty years in the making...anyone interested in the life and work of Greene will find it full of new insights." - America
"One of the finest books yet written on Greene—a triumph of tender recollection and devotion." —The Spectator
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I found Seeds of Fiction valuable not only for the “back stories” behind some of Graham Greene’s work, but also for the broader insights Diederich provides about Latin American leaders and the politics of the era. His friendship with Panamanian strongman Omar Torrijos was especially interesting to me. One has to wonder how events might have unfolded in Central America had the relatively moderate Torrijos not been killed in a plane crash….seeds of decidedly non-fictional future bloodshed can also be found in this book.
Diederich must be an inspiration to journalists today. He writes modestly about his interactions with Greene, but glimpses of his bravery, street-smarts, and determination to figure out what is going on and report on it to the larger world appear again and again in this book. Would love to read Bernard Diederich’s own story--hope he does an autobiography soon!
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I liked this book . I recommend to read about the Caribbean and Central AmericaPublished 9 months ago by Gabriel Bidegain
Excellent account of Graham Greene and his ties to Central America and the Dominican Republic.Published 18 months ago by Joachim Bamrud
This is a first rate account of Green'e's life and times in Haiti. Well written, clearly focused. I found the book's details a plus.Published on January 6, 2013 by Gerry Bohning