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by Graham Greene

eBook Dr Fischer Of Geneva Or The Bomb Party download ISBN: 0140055886
Author: Graham Greene
Publisher: Penguin UK; New Ed edition (January 6, 1981)
Language: English
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Dr Fischer gives his grotesque parties names. In 1985 the novel was made into a TV film, Dr. Fischer of Geneva, directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg and starring James Mason (in his last role) as Dr. Fischer, Alan Bates as Alfred Jones, and Greta Scacchi as Anna-Luise.

Dr Fischer gives his grotesque parties names. Alfred (and we) witness the Porridge Party. We hear about the Lobster Party and the Grouse Party).

It was Doctor Fischer’s voice which brought us to heel from a dark corner of the garden. They all hold the same type of metal container, but in only one container is there what I call the bomb. In the others are the cheques

It was Doctor Fischer’s voice which brought us to heel from a dark corner of the garden. I hadn’t seen until then where he was standing. He was stooped over a barrel some twenty yards away, and I could see his hands moving within it as though he were washing them. In the others are the cheques. ‘He’s joking,’ Mrs Montgomery told us. ‘Perhaps I am. You will know by the end of the party whether I am or not. Isn’t the gamble worth.

Graham Greene was born in 1904 As well as his many novels, Graham Greene wrote several collections of short stories, four travel books, six plays, three books of autobiography – A Sort of Life, Ways o. .

Graham Greene was born in 1904. He established his reputation with his fourth novel, Stamboul Train. As well as his many novels, Graham Greene wrote several collections of short stories, four travel books, six plays, three books of autobiography – A Sort of Life, Ways of Escape and A World of My Own (published posthumously) – two of biography and four books for children.

Doctor Fischer of Geneva or The bomb party (1980) is a novel by the English novelist Graham Greene. The story is narrated by Alfred Jones, a translator for a large chocolate company in Switzerland. Jones, in his 50s, lost his left hand while working as a fireman during The Blitz. Jones is a widower when he meets the young Anna-Luise Fischer in a local restaurant

Graham Greene - Doctor Fischer of Geneva or The Bomb Party. I think that I used to detest Doctor Fischer more than any other man I have known just as I loved his daughter more than any other woman. What a strange thing that she and I ever came to meet, leave alone to marry.

Graham Greene - Doctor Fischer of Geneva or The Bomb Party. Anna-Luise and her millionaire father inhabited a great white mansion in the classical style by the lakeside at Versoix outside Geneva while I worked as a translator and letter-writer in the immense chocolate factory of glass in Vevey. We might have been a world and not a mere canton apart.

OMiH wins, simply because of its humor. Dr Fischer is full of Greene's patented irony, but is also rather sobering. As a novel it is a bit sketchy, over the top and Dr Fischer of Geneva or The Bomb Party must be one of the more intriguing titles in Greene’s catalogue, maybe even in the whole of English literature. It’s the of Geneva that does it. It’s not just Dr Fischer we’re talking about, it’s Dr Fischer of Geneva, it’s the Dr Fischer of Genev. nd what on earth is a bomb party?

Dr Fischer is famous for the parties he gives at his house With his last party - The Bomb Party - Graham Greene shows the limitless greed of the rich and the party becomes a farce, a black comedy an.

Dr Fischer is famous for the parties he gives at his house. The parties are always attended by the same people: General Kruger (a divisionnaire in the Swiss army), Richard Deane (a film star), Mr Kips (the bent lawyer) and Mrs Montgomery who acts as a hostess. 5 people found this helpful.

Doctor Fischer of Geneva, or the Bomb Party. Graham Greene, one of the greatest 20th century men of literature, was a novelist, a playwright, a short-story writer and an essayist. Penguin Books, 1981) в качестве иллюстраций (в широком смысле) в объеме, оправданном поставленной целью пособия и методикой, в соответствии с Законом Российской Федерации об авторском праве от 9 июля 1993 г. № 5351-1. МЕТОДИЧЕСКАЯ ЗАПИСКА. He was born in 1904 to the family of a schoolmaster. Later he said that he remembered his childhood and schooldays with dread. In 1925 he graduated from Oxford after which worked as a reporter for The Times.

This is my second foray into Graham Greene territory That being said, once the book revs up to The Bomb Party of the alternate title, the pace really revs up and I found myself unable to stop reading

This is my second foray into Graham Greene territory. It does not take too long to get to the heart of the matter, namely, the nature of Dr. Fischer himself. That being said, once the book revs up to The Bomb Party of the alternate title, the pace really revs up and I found myself unable to stop reading. The ending is a bit abrupt and a little anti-climactic, but, upon refelction, that plays into the moral story of the book. This is one of those pieces that might have been better if a little bit shorter or a little bit longer.

Bizarre, minor, mini-Greene-an unsatisfying novella redeemed nonetheless by a master's storytelling expertise and by a dozen or more absolutely splendid coloring touches.

A darkly comic novel about a misanthropic millionaire who decides to hold the last of his famous parties, but this time it is to be his own deadly version of the Book of Revelation.
Comments: (7)
Kekinos
this really is the saddest story ever told (with apologies to ford maddox ford)
Ishnllador
While this novella - my early Avon paperback edition reaches 142 pages, while I notice some other editions are @ 120, it's clearly not a novel - is deeply moral, it is also entertaining yet also deeply poignant, and never preachy in tone or sanctimonious. Written from the embittered, disillusioned, disheartened viewpoint of Mr Jones, the man who falls deeply in love with the enigmatic, sad but wonderful Anna-Luise, the only daughter of multi-millionaire, megalomaniac and entirely monstrous Doctor Fischer (rich because of a toothpaste formula), it has an easy, graceful style (as to be expected of Greene), and the tone of a fable (on greed, and questions of integrity and submission).

The opening line immediately draws you into what you know will be a compelling tale: "I think that I used to detest Doctor Fischer more than any other man I have known just as I loved his daughter more than any other woman."

It's a joy to read, and every single one of the characters is drawn so well and succinctly; one of his last works of fiction - published in 1980, he wrote only a few more thereafter - it reminded me of something Picasso apparently said once in an interview on French TV, when he was in his eighties: the interviewer asked him to draw something - anything - but quickly, without thought. A moment later, Picasso returns the piece of paper, with a wonderful little abstract line drawing. The interviewer looks admiringly, and then asks Picasso does he feel guilty that something he drew in mere moments could sell instantly for a large sum of money. Picasso replies simply, and immediately: not at all, what looks to you like mere seconds, has taken me 80+ years to do. How true.

As any devoted fan of Greene's oeuvre will tell you, this is a quirky work in light of his other fictions, and is reminiscent in its uniqueness among his works, as The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold: A Conversation Piece (Penguin Modern Classics Fiction) is among Evelyn Waugh's. It also rewards you far in excess of the little time it takes to read. Highly recommended.
Nagis
This is my second foray into Graham Greene territory. I loved THE MINISTRY OF FEAR, and so wanted to read more of the man. As my title states, the book reads quick and easy like. It does not take too long to get to the heart of the matter, namely, the nature of Dr. Fischer himself. The upshot is that one does not have to wait; the downside is that the opening feels a little hollow. It covers all the basic bases of the backstory, but lacks emotional oomph.

While I wholly enjoyed the story, the one thing that stuck with me was the stuffiness of the book. By my reckoning, the action is supposed to take place in or around 1970, but the language of the book has a weird effect. I kept transposing the action in my mind to somewhere between 1886 and 1921. It just had that stuffy English feel to it. Outside of the brilliantly mean-spirited tongue of Dr. Fischer, the dialouge has the same pent-up feel about it. Perhaps it is meant to refelct on the age of the primary characters and harken back to a different period, but it just seemed odd. References to Fiats and credit cards kept catching me off-guard: "there were no credit cards in 1886!".

That being said, once the book revs up to The Bomb Party of the alternate title, the pace really revs up and I found myself unable to stop reading. The ending is a bit abrupt and a little anti-climactic, but, upon refelction, that plays into the moral story of the book.

This is one of those pieces that might have been better if a little bit shorter or a little bit longer. Outside of Alfred Jones interacting with Dr. Fischer, the narrative feels a little thin. I could have used more development of Anna-Luise, she never felt very real to me. There are several references to sex in the book, but most have a very simple, very matter-of-fact feel to them. More of that stuffiness of which I spoke. (Some are even a bit creepy, but that is probably just me, for I cannot explain why they felt thus.)

All in all, it is a good read that doesn't dissapoint. It is not on par with THE MINISTRY OF FEAR in that it lacks the universal moral and emotional depth (regardless of the suppossed statements on class/wealth/privilage/decency) and feels more focused to a moment in time between two men. It also fails to capture the period in time where it takes place. I supppose this is no big deal, but after MINISTRY and its recently-Post-War world, I was anxious to read a more modern Greene tale, and Dr. Fischer and Mr. Jones could have been placed in the the late 19th or early 20th century and would not have felt out of place. Perhaps that was part of the plan to make them more timeless, but it felt more like a hrumphy distraction.