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The End of the Affair

14 May, 2019

by Graham Greene
arranged by Tamaam Madi-Nassar

"What a dull lifeless quality this bitterness is. If I could I would write with love, but if I could write with love, I would be another man: I would never have lost love."

Set in London during and after WWII, and based on Greene's own love affair with Lady Catherine Walston, a writer and the self-indulgent wife of a civil servant embark on an empassioned but tragic love affair. The story examines the nature of love, commitment, and faith, and the jealousies and insecurities that relate to them, opposing egocentrism to self-sacrifice, mistrust to faith, love to hate, and judgment to compassion.