2013 年 10 巻 1 号 p. 50-61
Graham Greene (1904-1991), who is called a Catholic novelist, published Dr Fischer of Geneva or The Bomb Party (1980) when he was seventy six. Although the theme of the story focuses on the limitless greed of human being and the cruel image of almighty God of a man with power and wealth, it admits of various interpretations.
This story consists of seventeen sections. Interestingly, the section number 13 is the dramatic turning point of the progression of the story itself and the life of Alfred Jones who is the main character as well as the narrator of this story. And at the scenes of the section number 13, such things as Jones's complicated feelings, signs of his happiness and indications of misfortune about his wife Anna-Luise are presented. In this paper, therefore, I tried to clarify the roles of several things, with focusing on the section number 13 in this story to find out the peculiarity and charms of Greene's literature.