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PostA Graham Greene Reference (Edward Jajko, USA, 07/16/19 3:49 am)
Further to the little dangling thread about Graham Greene (who was far more than a writer of mysteries, books which he called "entertainments," and more a writer on Africa than Latin America):
In episode 4, "Deguello," of season 6 of the excellent British TV series Endeavour, there is an inside joke. Inspector Fred Thursday and DS E. Morse are interviewing a prima donna Oxford don who is a possible suspect in the murder of--shudder--an Oxford librarian. Thursday asks the don about the book he had called for from the Phi, or restricted, collection, Memoirs of a Voluptuary. The don explains that it is a classic of Edwardian erotica and is much studied. Thursday responds that he wouldn't know; "I'm a Holly Martins man myself." Chortle, chortle.
JE comments: Holly Martins is the protagonist of Greene's The Third Man. Like Evelyn and Shirley, we don't come across too many male Hollys these days.
Ed, I am chortling! Tell us about Oxford's "Phi." Does it contain erotica only, or are rare/controversial books included as well?