Dangerous Edge
A Life of Graham Greene

PBS
Show More

If you are a student or a professor:

Watch now

If you are a librarian or a professor:

Related videos

James Salter: A Sport and a Past Time
This 54-minute documentary traces the writer James Salter's lifelong love affair with France, unforgettably expressed in his 1967 masterpiece, A Sport and a Pastime. The novel, a transcendent examination of sexual desire, follows an ill-fated love affair between a Yale dropout and a young French girl, played out in the…
Nelson Algren: The End is Nothing, the Road is All
Nelson Algren: The End is Nothing, the Road is All is an in-depth documentary of one of America's greatest and least understood authors. This compelling life story reveals a unique literary voice through rare interviews, historic footage and the gritty voice of Algren himself. Kurt Vonnegut and Studs Terkel, literary…
First Edition - Interviews with Authors
First Edition was a weekly interview-style television show that aired for three years in the mid-1980s. Anchored by Nancy Evans and John Leonard in the first season and then by Nancy Evans and Walter Clemons in the second and third season, it was the critically acclaimed first stop for eminent…
First Edition Part 3 - Interviews with Authors
First Edition was a weekly interview-style television show that aired for three years in the mid-1980s. Anchored by Nancy Evans and John Leonard in the first season and then by Nancy Evans and Walter Clemons in the second and third season, it was the critically acclaimed first stop for eminent…
First Edition Part 2 - Interviews with Authors
First Edition was a weekly interview-style television show that aired for three years in the mid-1980s. Anchored by Nancy Evans and John Leonard in the first season and then by Nancy Evans and Walter Clemons in the second and third season, it was the critically acclaimed first stop for eminent…
First Edition Part 1 - Interviews with Authors
First Edition was a weekly interview-style television show that aired for three years in the mid-1980s. Anchored by Nancy Evans and John Leonard in the first season and then by Nancy Evans and Walter Clemons in the second and third season, it was the critically acclaimed first stop for eminent…
The Shakespeare Conspiracy
Featuring Sir Derek Jacobi, Tony Award Winner & Veteran of the London Stage. Who was the man who wrote these plays and poems? Was the author a grain-dealer named William Shakespeare born in Stratford-upon-Avon or Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford? Why there was a 400 year-old conspiracy…
The Twain Legacy - The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Part of the Series: Masters of American Literature
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Mark Twain (1835-1910): The Twain Legacy introduces an overview of Mark Twain's life, times and interpretation of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. There are extensive references to his early childhood in Hannibal, Missouri, his use of African American Dialect, his antipathy toward slavery and his effective use…
The Melville Legacy - Moby Dick
Part of the Series: Masters of American Literature
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: The Melville Legacy explores the life and works of Herman Melville (1819-1891), one of America's most renowned 19th century authors. In his novels, Typee, Omoo, and Moby Dick, Melville demonstrates his mastery of the epic sea story, the latter considered by many to be the preeminent American…
William S. Burroughs - A Man Within
William S. Burroughs: featuring never before seen footage as well as exclusive interviews with his closest friends and colleagues. Born the heir of the Burroughs' adding machine estate, he struggled throughout his life with addiction, control systems, and self. He was forced to deal with the tragedy of killing his…
The Paris Review… Early Chapters
In the summer of 1953, an expatriated trio of young Americans -- Peter Matthiessen, Harold "Doc" Humes and George Plimpton -- founded the international literary quarterly, The Paris Review. Designed to welcome "the good writers and good poets, the non-drumbeaters and non-axe-grinders," as then 28-year old novelist William Stryon wrote…
Shakespeare - A Mirror to Man
Shakespeare wrote of the depths of human passion and ambition -- eternal themes that continually prove their relevance to modern readers and citizens. Shakespeare: A Mirror to Man demonstrates that timelessness through performances of scenes from plays including The Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth, and Othello. "Well-cast and employing the…