Collected Essays


by Graham Greene. Viking, $7.95. Most of these essays are, or derive from, book reviews, and they reveal, in addition to the good judgment one would expect, a remarkable and enlivening catholicity of appreciation. Mr. Greene’s admiration for Henry James is foreseeable, but who would predict three cheers for Rider Haggard, or a respectful analysis of the contrasting characters of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny?