Books: Fine Fever

IT'S A BATTLEFIELD (214 pp.)—Graham Greene—Viking ($3.95).

Part of Graham Greene is genius and part sheer fudge, but which part is which and in what proportion? After following Greene through a dozen books from the London Embankment to the banks of the Congo (with scene-setting rainwater running down the back of his neck all the while), the reader sees at last that more than half of Greene's attraction lies in this uncertainty. The republication of this 1934 novel (Greene's fifth), never widely read in the U.S. or in Great Britain, is a fresh and...

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