Monday, April 4, 2011
Graham Greene's Mexican Dud and Masterpiece
Graham admits that the passion of Mexican worship inspires him more than the high church snoozefest back home. Yet, his momentary enthusiasm is quickly subdued by logic. Latino disregard for the catagorical boundries between science, religion and magic constantly disgusts his intellectual sensibilities.
Once the disgrace of the priesthood, he wagers his life to become a bit more like the holy man who the peasants think he is. This incredible journey takes the reader trudging thru a swamp of political violence and religious superstition, for a cool glimpse of Mesoamerica and maybe even the promised power and glory.