Books: The Paper Chase

A SENSE OF REALITY by Graham Greene. 119 pages. Viking. $3.50.

Rudely understood, the substance of Graham Greene's religious writing is an irreverent version of the famous saying about Hungarians: "If you have God for a friend, you don't need an enemy." Greene readers, observing God's persistent inhumanity to man, are not merely instructed that his ways are not man's. They are drawn inevitably into speculation about the apparently tormented belief of Author Greene himself.

Without admitting that his books are autobiographical in detail, Greene has said that a novel is a kind of confession. But whatever he says on this subject, he...

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