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date: 22 February 2020

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This chapter uses Graham Greene's novel The Quiet American as offering a framework for looking at how some British poets responded to a change in the balance of power and the resulting crisis of identity, first establishing a few points of contrast with some modern American poets. It then draws on certain binaries, national stereotypes, and conventional contrasts in order to gain deeper patterns and truths.

Keywords: Quiet American, Graham Greene, British poets, balance of power, crisis of identity, American poets, national stereotypes, conventional contrasts

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