Books: Adventures in Greeneland

WAYS OF ESCAPE by Graham Greene; Simon & Schuster; 320 pages; $12.95

An award for the most diffident title of an autobiography hi the past decade should go to Author Graham Greene. A Sort of Life (1971) did not exactly cry out "buy me" when it hit the bookstores, though thousands of Greene fans snapped it up anyway. They were treated to an odd, beguiling performance. The author coolly portrayed his childhood and youth as a succession of blunders, chiefly his own: he tripped over his own psychoanalysis at age 16, fiddled unsuccessfully with Russian...

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