The man within my head

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We all carry people inside our heads--actors, leaders, writers, people out of history or fiction, met or unmet, who sometimes seem closer to us than people we know.   In The Man Within My Head , Pico Iyer sets out to unravel the mysterious closeness he has always felt with the English writer Graham Gree≠ he examines Greene's obsessions, his elusiveness, his penchant for mystery. Iyer follows Greene's trail from his first novel, The Man Within , to such later classics as The Quiet American and begins to unpack all he has in common with Greene: an English public school education, a lifelong restlessness and refusal to make a home anywhere, a fascination with the complications of faith. The deeper Iyer plunges into their haunted kinship, the more he begins to wonder whether the man within his head is not Greene but his own father, or perhaps some more shadowy aspect of himself.   Drawing upon experiences across the globe, from Cuba to Bhutan, and moving, as Greene would, from Sri Lanka in war to intimate moments of introspection; trying to make sense of his own past, commuting between the cloisters of a fifteenth-century boarding school and California in the 1960s, one of our most resourceful explorers of crossing cultures gives us his most personal and revelatory book.
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display_description Recounts the author's life-long obsession with Graham Greene's writings on the experiences of being an outsider, which informed both the author's travels and his private explorations of his relationship with his elusive father.
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subject_facet Fathers and sons, Greene, Graham, -- 1904-1991 -- Criticism and interpretation, Greene, Graham, -- 1904-1991 -- Influence, Iyer, Pico -- Family, Iyer, Pico -- Travel, Novelists, English -- 20th century -- Biography
title_display The man within my head
title_full The Man Within My Head, The man within my head / Pico Iyer
title_short The man within my head
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, Criticism and interpretation, Family, Family & Relationships, Fathers and sons, Greene, Graham, Influence, Iyer, Pico, Nonfiction, Novelists, English, Travel