In lieu of an abstract, below is the essay's first paragraph.
"It has been said that the history of man could be written as a history of the alienation of man. What cloudy, disturbing vision lies at the back of our minds that tells of a better world, a primeval paradise from which we have all been separated? Graham Greene realizes, perhaps more intensely than any other contemporary novelist, that man, made for a more perfect world, is born with a constitutional dissatisfaction for this one. The characters in his novels are always isolated, bewildered by the immense complexity of a civilization for which they have little sympathy, and which they can scarcely comprehend. Pinkie, the boy gangster in Brighton Rock, is "shaken with a sense of loneliness, an awful lack of understanding," and this comment could be made of each individual who shuffles through the author's pages."
Miller, J. W.
"The Earthly Inferno Of Graham Greene,"
The Angle: Vol. 1959:
1, Article 7.
Available at: https://fisherpub.sjf.edu/angle/vol1959/iss1/7