Literature at Lunchtime - Graham Greene's ‘The Third Man’

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29th October 2019

Venue: Loughborough Town Hall

Unusually for Greene this was written first as a screen play for the famous film with Orson Welles. Later Greene wrote it as a novella for the public with a happy ending which Carol Reed had rejected for the film. Come and enjoy mysterious Vienna just after WW2.

Jane Mackay's love of literature is founded in a deep value for the great minds that have arisen throughout the human story. Because of their writings, we today are given profound insight into the universal truths of human life.

In her own words -

"I love the freedom to talk about the great writers in terms of the essence of time and place. I look at their backgrounds, what they read when they were young, their early writings - for the seed within their earlier work often develops in their later work - and always I'm looking for the configuration of their own particular genius.

Great writers carry an intensity about the place of their birth and the age in which they lived, but what they say is universal - it escapes time and place and applies to us all. I feel privileged to be given access to such great minds though their writings."

Loughborough Town Hall Events August 2019