On Reading Graham Greene

Page-turning as pilgrimage.

In 2012, the acclaimed travel writer Pico Iyer published a book-length essay about his long intimacy as a reader with Graham Greene (1904–1991), capturing in his title — — the fascination Greene has held for many. It’s something of a mystery how Greene’s oeuvre, consisting mostly of books that take the unassuming dimensions of commercial fiction, can…