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The Power and the Glory

The Power and the Glory Read ¸ 107 Graham Greene ↠ 7 review Read & Download The Power and the Glory Ix Ce prêtre est un pauvre homme ui aime trop l'alcool et ui a fait un enfant à une de ses paroissiennes Il essaie de fuir mais revient chaue fois u'un mourant a besoin de lui « et même lorsu'il croit ue son secours sera vain et même lorsu'il n'ignore p. Greene had an unerring eye for the sanctity of human weakness and the ominousness of human strengthI am re reading this book now and am amazed all over again by how Greene makes such poetry out of such mundane horror The hunted and haunted whiskey priest is a compellingly tragic figure and the idealistic fanatic policeman prefigures not only Cormac McCarthy in Blood Meridien but also so much modern wartime folly It became necessary to destroy the town to save it is a line that seems to come straight from this tale

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The Power and the Glory Read ¸ 107 Graham Greene ↠ 7 review Read & Download The Power and the Glory La Puissance et la Gloire est le sommet des romans catholiues de Graham Greene Il lui fut inspiré par un séjour au Mexiue en 1937Le clergé mexicain persécuté par le gouvernement révolutionnaire il ne reste u'un seul prêtre dont la tête est mise à pr. You can never go wrong with this guy most definitely dude s on my Top Ten of All Time favorite novelists You cannot ask for crisper prose the dialogue is practically in audio the descriptions themselves cause impressive bouts with synesthesia I cannot think of a single writer that is without flaw the closest to that super man would be Graham GreeneThat being said this is my least favorite novel of his thus far and it is interesting to note that this one is widely hailed as his masterpiece No sir that title goes to The uiet American a thunderbolt of supreme genius But I even preferred Brighton Rock too Here like in that one Greene creates his own orb around a very fickle very risue topic religion and most specifically not of course my favorite at all Catholicism It is a very hard thesis to substantiate that the search for God transcends the church and yet the different facets in the tests and shortcomings of a very human very counter effective whisky priest proves just how false the whole enterprise is and yet religion it seems is a must I really did not side with any particular point of view just enjoyed the ride and it s sort of like Cather s Death Comes to the Archbishop only better an accomplishment without a doubt It is ambitious and harsh beautiful and devastating Mexico is there yet not It is cinematic and simultaneously personal I will read ALL his others for here s a novel to discover after some time naturally to rediscover

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The Power and the Glory Read ¸ 107 Graham Greene ↠ 7 review Read & Download The Power and the Glory As ue c'est d'un guet apens u'il s'agit et ue celui ui l'appelle l'a déjà trahi ce prêtre ivrogne impur et tremblant devant la mort donne sa vie sans perdre à aucun moment le sentiment de sa bassesse et de sa honte » François MauriacExtraordinaire roma. Here we have a novel which takes faith at face value which for an atheist reader is a bit of a thwack round the fizzog with a wet towel This novel is all about the confession and all about the Mass And a little bit about the baptism too And the reality behind these rituals is that if they aren t done properly by a priest YOU yes YOU could end up going to HELL because you might then die in a state of mortal sin ie outside the reach of the grace of God these are the rules don t look at me like that it s tough I know because Hell means infinite pain for all eternity and God will be okay with that because He created Hell and created these complicated rules so you better get a priest over right NOW since you re looking a bit green and your eyes are puffy You could keel over at any minute So babies will get roasted in Hell if they don t get baptized So when the priest blesses the bread it then TRANSUBSTANTIATES into the actual body of Christ which is God although it still looks like bread so that when the priest puts it in the mouths of his faithful flock he is putting God into their mouths literally this is what the priest in this novel says The first thing I think when confronted with these concepts which millions have believed and still believe is that I m glad I don t believe this kind of stuff because it seems to be very bad for your mental health which Graham Greene amply demonstrates And it s this exact kind of stuff which so outraged the guys who made the Mexican revolution in the 1920s that they set about crushing and destroying the Catholic Church to the extent of hunting down and shooting priests And I was completely unaware of that So when I was reading Graham Greene s novel and I found it was about a priest being hunted down by the military not because he s a criminal but because he s a priest I was like wow Heavy And this really happened Yes it really did in Mexico between 1926 and 1934 Two things about this particular priest he s not got a name Now why do authors do this have their protagonist being all nameless It just makes it a bit portentous That wasn t good The other thing is that he s a whisky priest the definition of which is that he s a bad one an alcoholic he s fathered a child he s not very pious He spends many pages desperately trying to get his hands on a bottle of brandy or twoThe whole novel is about him being hunted up mountain and down canyon often on the back of a mule just like Jesus by the also nameless lieutenant He s now the last priest in the state all others having been shot or they ve vamoosed or they ve been forced to marry a woman no fate worse than death to a priest and so been de fanged But our Father Nameless has ducked and dived for eight years but now he s getting to the end of his tether As Martha and the Vandellas sang in 1964 there s nowhere to run to baby nowhere to hide No village will give him shelter every man could be his Judas Iscariot So why didn t this very bad priest just take a slow boat to China or give up and get married After all this isn t some brave wanna be martyr for the Holy Roman Apostolic Catholic Church He s a sniveling whining self loathing reptile most of the time But he himself provides a great explanation When he realized he was the last priest in his state he was filled with euphoria Now at last there were no fellow priests to sneer at his drunken lacksadaisical ways He could make his own rules up He could be exactly the kind of priest he damn well wanted to be and no one to give him a hard time any I think that the novel wants in the end to show that martyrdom for the true faith can happen even in the sualor of this unpleasant man s life and that the power and the glory may sometimes be located in the filth and the vileness Something along those lines I wasn t too sure of the moral of it all What it meant to me was something uite differentThis was is a surprisingly savage nasty grim miseryfest a real feel bad book for Catholics atheists and Mexicans alike


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    Read & Download The Power and the Glory [The Power and the Glory] EBOOK NEW Summary Ü eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Graham Greene This is the first Greene I have read in years and it is a powerful novel It is set in Mexico and Greene has spent some time there in research The novel is about a priest; a whisky priest in a province of Mexico where the Catholic Church is banned and priests are shot The unnamed protagonist is a bad priest and a drunkard who has also fathered a child He is also a coward The title is taken from the end of The

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    Summary Ü eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Graham Greene [The Power and the Glory] EBOOK NEW Here we have a novel which takes faith at face value which for an atheist reader is a bit of a thwack round the fizzog with a wet towel This novel is all about the confession and all about the Mass And a little bit about the

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    Summary Ü eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Graham Greene Graham Greene ↠ 7 review [The Power and the Glory] EBOOK NEW The Power and the Glory is the sort of title to inspire readers to great deeds pushing beyond the bounds of normal reading capabilities to turn pages at superhuman speed But alas no And why not? Afterall the premise is promisingA cynical whiskey priest sneaks about the poor rural lands of southern Mexico evading

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    [The Power and the Glory] EBOOK NEW The Power and the Glory Graham Greene’s 1940 novel about the Mexican state of Tabasco’s virulent anti church campaign in the 1930s is a powerful statement about courage duty and the persistence of faithGreene describes the flight of the “whiskey priest” a never named survivor in the state’s operation to rid all vestiges of Catholic faith even to the point of arresting priests finding them guilty of treason and executing

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