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He established his reputation with his fourth novel, Stamboul Train. Major characters[ edit ] Thomas Fowler is a British journalist in his fifties who has been covering the French war in Vietnam for more than two years.
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He has become a very jaded and cynical man. Throughout the book Fowler is often caught in lies and sometimes there may be speculation that he is lying to himself.
Fowler's relationship with Vietnamese woman Phuong often intensifies the conflict of the story, especially between Fowler and The quiet american graham greene. Alden Pyle is the "quiet American" of the title.
A CIA agent working undercover, Pyle is thoughtful, soft-spoken, intellectual, serious, and idealistic.
He comes from a privileged East Coast background. His father is a renowned professor of underwater erosion whose picture has appeared on the cover of Time magazine; his mother is well respected in their community.
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Pyle is a brilliant graduate of Harvard University. He has studied theories of government and society, and is particularly devoted to a scholar named York Harding.
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Harding's theory is that neither Communism nor colonialism is the answer in foreign lands like Vietnam, but rather a "Third Force", usually a combination of traditions, works best. Pyle has read Harding's numerous books many times and has adopted Harding's thinking as his own.
Pyle also strives the quiet american graham greene be a member of this "Third Force". US military counter-insurgency expert Edward Lansdalewho was stationed in Vietnam —, is sometimes cited as a model for Pyle's character.
I believe my back's against this wall. I believe there's a Sten gun over there.
The hope he offers us is of the quiet american graham greene kind that only close observers can give. He defends us with details, and the details fight the good fight against big, featureless, impersonal ideas like Pyle's.
Too much time has been spent defending Greene against the taint of journalism; we should think of him instead as the greatest journalist there ever was.
If more journalists could report as well as Greene bringing us the explosion in the square, how long could we retain the stomach to fight the wars we do?
The devil is in the details for Greene, but redemption is also there. The accretion of perfectly rendered, everyday detail makes us feel human, beats away the the quiet american graham greene, tolls us back to ourselves. How many journalists can write reportage - or anything else - like this?
I have read so the quiet american graham greene of people's thoughts in the moment of fear: I admire their control. I thought of nothing, not even of the trap-door above me: I ceased, for those seconds, to exist: I was fear taken neat.
At the top of the ladder I banged my head because fear couldn't count steps, hear, or see.
Then my head came over the earth floor and nobody shot at me and fear seeped away.