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JAMES GREENE PAPERS
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Box: 1 Fold: 1 Graham Greene to James Greene - 11/22/77
DATE SPAN: 11/22/1977 - 11/22/1977


Box: 1 Fold: 2 Graham Greene to James Greene - 12/19/77
DATE SPAN: 12/19/1977 - 12/19/1977


Box: 1 Fold: 3 Graham Greene to James Greene - 1/17/78
DATE SPAN: 01/17/1978 - 01/17/1978


Box: 1 Fold: 4 Graham Greene to James Greene - 4/26/78
DATE SPAN: 04/26/1978 - 04/26/1978


Box: 1 Fold: 5 Graham Greene to James Greene - 4/28/78
DATE SPAN: 04/28/1978 - 04/28/1978


Box: 1 Fold: 6 Graham Greene to James Greene - 4/12/79
DATE SPAN: 04/12/1979 - 04/12/1979


Box: 1 Fold: 7 Graham Greene to James Greene - 10/5/80
DATE SPAN: 10/05/1980 - 10/05/1980


Box: 1 Fold: 8 Graham Greene to James Greene - 1/17/81
DATE SPAN: 01/17/1981 - 01/17/1981


Box: 1 Fold: 9 Graham Greene to James Greene - 5/19/82
DATE SPAN: 05/19/1982 - 05/19/1982


Box: 1 Fold: 10 Graham Greene to James Greene - 10/9/82
DATE SPAN: 10/09/1982 - 10/09/1982


Box: 1 Fold: 11 Graham Greene to James Greene - 5/23/83
DATE SPAN: 05/23/1983 - 05/23/1983


Box: 1 Fold: 12 Graham Greene to James Greene - 5/24/83
DATE SPAN: 05/24/1983 - 05/24/1983


Box: 1 Fold: 13 Graham Greene to James Greene - 8/26/83
DATE SPAN: 08/26/1983 - 08/26/1983


Box: 1 Fold: 14 Graham Greene to James Greene - 1/28/84
DATE SPAN: 01/28/1984 - 01/28/1984


Box: 1 Fold: 15 Graham Greene to James Greene - 2/3/84
DATE SPAN: 02/03/1984 - 02/03/1984


Box: 1 Fold: 16 Graham Greene to James Greene - 5/13/84
DATE SPAN: 05/13/1984 - 05/13/1984


Box: 1 Fold: 17 Graham Greene to James Greene - 5/29/84
DATE SPAN: 05/29/1984 - 05/29/1984


Box: 1 Fold: 18 Graham Greene to James Greene - 6/4/84
DATE SPAN: 06/04/1984 - 06/04/1984


Box: 1 Fold: 19 Graham Greene to James Greene - 9/28/84
DATE SPAN: 09/28/1984 - 09/28/1984


Box: 1 Fold: 20 Graham Greene to James Greene - 10/18/84
DATE SPAN: 10/18/1984 - 10/18/1984


Box: 1 Fold: 21 Graham Greene to James Greene - 11/8/84
DATE SPAN: 11/08/1984 - 11/08/1984


Box: 1 Fold: 22 Graham Greene to James Greene - 12/20/84
DATE SPAN: 12/20/1984 - 12/20/1984


Box: 1 Fold: 23 Graham Greene to James Greene - 1/31/1985
DATE SPAN: 01/31/1985 - 01/31/1985


Box: 1 Fold: 24 Graham Greene to James Greene - 2/19/85
DATE SPAN: 02/19/1985 - 02/19/1985


Box: 1 Fold: 25 Graham Greene to James Greene - 10/14/85
DATE SPAN: 10/14/1985 - 10/14/1985


Box: 1 Fold: 26 Graham Greene to James Greene - 12/17/85
DATE SPAN: 12/17/1985 - 12/17/1985


Box: 1 Fold: 27 Graham Greene to James Greene - 1/8/86
DATE SPAN: 01/08/1986 - 01/08/1986


Box: 1 Fold: 28 Graham Greene to James Greene - 2/21/86
DATE SPAN: 02/21/1986 - 02/21/1986


Box: 1 Fold: 29 Graham Greene to James Greene - 7/11/86
DATE SPAN: 07/11/1986 - 07/11/1986


Box: 1 Fold: 30 Graham Greene to James Greene - 10/7/86
DATE SPAN: 10/07/1986 - 10/07/1986


Box: 1 Fold: 31 Graham Greene to James Greene - 12/2/86
DATE SPAN: 12/02/1986 - 12/02/1986


Box: 1 Fold: 32 Graham Greene to James Greene - 12/7/86
DATE SPAN: 12/07/1986 - 12/07/1986

DESCRIPTION: ALS, 1 p. + envelope [89]. Thanks JG for copy of his published translation of Fernando Pessoa's "The Surprise of Being" (Angel, 1986).

Box: 1 Fold: 33 Graham Greene to James Greene - 2/26/87
DATE SPAN: 02/26/1987 - 02/26/1987

DESCRIPTION: ALS, 2 pp. + envelope [91]. Regarding Hugh Greene's death: condolences and apologies for not attending the funeral. Mentions meeting Hugh's wife, Sarah: "I found Sarah wonderful."

Box: 1 Fold: 34 Graham Greene to James Greene - 3/10/87
DATE SPAN: 03/10/1987 - 03/10/1987

DESCRIPTION: TLS, 1 p. [94]. Replies to JG's letter(s) (see Folder 44). Refers to death of Hugh Greene: GG's reminiscences and feelings. Also thanks JG for sending fragment of poem written by Hugh in 1940 ( (see Folder 44).

Box: 1 Fold: 35 Graham Greene to James Greene - 3/12/87
DATE SPAN: 03/12/1987 - 03/12/1987

DESCRIPTION: TLS, 1 p. [95]. Replies to JG's letter(s) (see Folder 44). Mentions a prospective visit to London to see Max Reinhardt "to discuss Bodley Head problems."

Box: 1 Fold: 36 Graham Greene to James Greene - 5/15/87
DATE SPAN: 05/15/1987 - 05/15/1987

DESCRIPTION: ALS, 1 p. + envelope [99]. Refers to a revision of a poem written by JG on the death of his father Hugh Greene. Mentions GG's visit to Moscow and the museum at Stalin's birthplace.

Box: 1 Fold: 37 Graham Greene to James Greene - 8/24/87
DATE SPAN: 08/24/1987 - 08/24/1987

DESCRIPTION: TLS, 2 pp. + envelope [102]. Replies to JG's letter(s) (see Folder 44). Refers to JG's idea for making a movie out of JG's play on Osip Mandelstam. More comments on JG's poetry. Reference to Hugh Greene in response to JG's reflections on his paternal relationship in preceding letters.

Box: 1 Fold: 38 Graham Greene to James Greene - 12/22/87
DATE SPAN: 12/22/1987 - 12/22/1987

DESCRIPTION: TLS, 2 pp. [113]. Replies to JG's letter(s) (see Folder 44). Refers to trip to Siberia, and spending Christmas with son Francis.

Box: 1 Fold: 39 Graham Greene to James Greene - 1/20/88
DATE SPAN: 01/20/1988 - 01/20/1988

DESCRIPTION: TLS, 1 p. + envelope [118]. Replies to JG's letter(s) (see Folder 44). References to his visits over the years to Russia and to Rembrandt's painting, "The Circumcision." Refers to JG's poem on Aunt Nono's (Nora Greene) funeral.

Box: 1 Fold: 40 Graham Greene to James Greene - 2/7/88
DATE SPAN: 02/07/1988 - 02/07/1988

DESCRIPTION: ALS, 2 pp. + envelope [122]. Condolences over JG's separation from Clara Mafra. Refers to another projected trip to Russia. Also mentions GG's falling out with JG's brother Graham Carlton Greene, chairman of the Cape/Bodley Head/Chatto publishing group.

Box: 1 Fold: 41 Graham Greene to James Greene - 2/24/88
DATE SPAN: 02/24/1988 - 02/24/1988

DESCRIPTION: TLS, 1 p. + envelope [125]. Replies to JG's letter(s) (see Folder 44). With reference to JG's previous letter, GG refutes Alexander Cockburn's reason for his Catholicism. Also, does not like JG's idea of publishing the correspondence between GG and Hugh Greene: "I am sure my letters to Hugh are extremely dull as I am no letter writer..."

Box: 1 Fold: 42 Graham Greene to James Greene - 2/5/89
DATE SPAN: 02/05/1989 - 02/05/1989

DESCRIPTION: ALS, 1 p. + envelope [130]. Replies to JG's letter(s) (see Folder 44). Refers to luncheon with representatives from Nigeria, Libya, Grenada - guests included Salmon Rushdie. Praises JG's latest translation of poetry by Osip Mandelstam, "The Eyesight of Wasps" (Angel, 1989)

Box: 1 Fold: 43 Graham Greene to James Greene - 2/14/89
DATE SPAN: 02/14/1989 - 02/14/1989

DESCRIPTION: TLS, 1 p. [131]. Suggests an endeavor to collect poems by Stalin as "the psychological interest would be very great." Also comments on introduction written by Donald Rayfield to Osip Mandelstam's "The Eyesight of Wasps."

Box: 1 Fold: 44 "Nepotism" - Correspondence Typescript
DATE SPAN: 11/22/1977 - 05/31/1989

DESCRIPTION: The contents of this typescript include the following James Green letters, which are indicated by numerical date:

Foreword - Describes the few encounters of JG with GG [1-2]

12/6/77 [6] - Re. JG's translation of poems by Osip Mandelstam and plans for an anthology of poetry in translation to include Goethe, La Fontaine, Mallarme, Rilke, and such.

1/10/78 [8] - Re. his poetry translation work, and plans to meet GG in London.

1/27/78 [10] - More on meeting with GG in London for a meal. Refers to breakfast with Louise Dennys.

4/16/78 [11] - Sends GG MS of his own poems. Reference also to GG's latest novel, "The Human Factor."

5/8/78 [16] - Thanks GG for comments on poems.

5/19/78 [17] - JG comments on "The Human Factor."

4/3/79 [18] - Suggests visiting GG in Antibes to do a tape-recorded interview of GG. Mentions prospective publication of JG's poems by Bodley Head.

10/1/79 [20] - Birthday greetings. References to green paint named after GG; a broadcast honoring GG on his birthday.

9/23/84 [38] - another birthday greeting. References also to meeting GG's official biographer Norman Sherry; to Clara Mafra's pregnancy; and reflections on JG's relationship with GG.

10/12/84 [42] - Sends GG more poems. Comments on and compares "The End of the Affair," "Getting to Know the General," and "Dr. Fischer..."

11/1/84 [45] - More comments on "Getting to Know the General." Refers to loss of Clara's baby.

12/12/84 [49] - Comments on own poetry. Refers to father Hugh Greene's fourth marriage to Sarah [Greene].

1/25/85 [52] - News on prospective publication of JG's poetry - specifically the poem about Hugh Greene, "Unlimited Liability Company." Comments on "The Power and the Glory."

2/11/85 [57] - Reference to "Pieta" poem about JG's uncle Raymond Greene's funeral; literary references to Ted Hughes, Evelyn Waugh, Paul Scott.

10/6/85 [61] - Birthday greetings to GG. Reference to GG's "Ways of Escape" and Nordahl Grieg. Mentions winning first prize in the British Comparative Literature Association's annual translation competition for his joint work with Clara Mafra on translating poetry by Fernando Pessoa.

12/5/85 [63] - References to publication of "Pieta," celebrating Hugh Greene's birthday, meeting Sarah Greene, and poem about schooldays at Eton.

2/12/86 [73] - Brief note of congratulations to GG for being invited to meet with Queen Elizabeth II.

7/5/86 [75] - Reference to JG's work on book of Fernando Pessoa's poems; Clara's new pregnancy; visit to Paris and Van Gogh's "Self Portrait."

7/21/86 [77] - Reference to GG's meeting with the Queen and to Clara's baby.

11/26/86 [86] - Compliments GG on his poetry published in "The Poetry Book Society Anthology" (1986/87).

3/2/87 [92] - Concerning news of Hugh Greene's death. Mentions birth of JG's daughter, Camilla, on February 2, 1987. Annotation includes fragment of verse by Hugh Greene.

3/9/87 [93] - Concerns GG's not wanting to attend Hugh Greene's funeral and a revision of "Unlimited Liability Company."

5/11/87 [96] - A lengthy letter regarding JG's attitude towards Hugh Greene.

5/30/87 [100] - Refers to ideas for making a film out of JG's play on Osip Mandelstam. More on JG's feelings about his father, as well as about Sir Hugh's relationship with wife Helga.

7/87 [101] - More on JG's hopes of promoting his Mandelstam play. Suggests that perhaps GG can introduce it to Gorbechev during a visit to Russia. Mentions sending a sample to Richard Attenborough, who did not respond.

9/30/87 [109] - Responds to previous letter from GG who opined that the Mandelstam play, though good, would not be appropriate for the current political climate in Russia. JG also refers again to Hugh Greene, and to his own attitude toward circumcision.

12/8/87 [110] - JG sends GG more poems. More on circumcision.

1/10/88 [114] - Sends GG a copy of an etching by Rembrandt entitled "The Circumcision." Also writes about the case of the bogus pope, Gregorio XVII of the Carmelite Order of Saint Faz in Seville. Tells GG of acceptance of Mandelstam play for broadcast by Radio 3. Refers to brother Graham Carlton Greene and GG's split from the Bodley Head.

1/29/88 [119] - Mentions JG's separation with Clara Mafra.

2/15/88 [123] - More on JG's separation with Clara Mafra. Refers to Michael Tracey's biography on Hugh Greene: "A Variety of Lives" (Bodley Head, 1983).

3/8/88 [127] - Refers to psycho-analysis, writer's block, and separation from Clara Mafra.

10/6/88 [128] - Birthday greetings to GG. Refers to prospective book of Mandelstam poems, "The Eyesight of Wasps" (Angel, 1989).

1/30/89 [129] - Sends GG the published Mandelstam book, "The Eyesight of Wasps." JG writes somewhat despondently about publishing opportunities for his own poetry.

2/25/89 [132] - Response to GG letter 2/14/89 [131].

5/18/89 [133] - Comments on Norman Sherry's biography on GG. Mentions

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