Hybridity in Graham Greene’s The Quiet American and The Comedians

Golshid Pourviseh, Hossein Pirnajmuddin

Abstract


Most of Graham Greene’s novels are ample fields for examining notions in postcolonial studies. In this essay the notion of hybridity, focal in colonial and poscolonial studies, is probed in two of Greene’s novels, The Quiet American (1955) and The Comedians (1966). These two novels, it is argued, are centrally concerned with the theme of identity in the context of colonialism and imperialism. The characters in these novels are essentially diasporic and their sense of identity could be best described as ‘hybrid.’

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n7p609


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