Please join us on Wednesday May 22nd when we discuss The End of the Affair by Graham Greene. We will meet at 11:30 a.m. in room 1560.
“A story has no beginning or end; arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead.” — Graham Greene
From Wiki -
“The novel focuses on Maurice Bendrix, a rising writer during the Second World War in London, and Sarah Miles, the wife of an impotent civil servant. Bendrix is loosely based on Greene himself, and he reflects often on the act of writing a novel. Sarah is based loosely on Greene’s mistress at the time, Catherine Walston, to whom the book is dedicated.
Bendrix and Sarah fall in love quickly, but he soon realizes that the affair will end as quickly as it began. The relationship suffers from his overt and admitted jealousy. He is frustrated by her refusal to divorce Henry, her amiable but boring husband…”
From the book The Third Woman by William Cash, we learn,
“Airports were his means of escape from himself as well as from other people – with the exception of Catherine. With her, they symbolised the point of meeting, not ‘The Point of Departure’ (the original title of The End of the Affair).”