|Burnt-Out Case, a (1960) [Novel]|
by Graham Greene
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(From the publisher):
Querry, a world-famous architect, is the victim of a terrible attack of indifference: he no longer finds meaning in art or pleasure in life. Arriving anonymously at a Congo leper village, he is diagnosed as the mental equivalent of a 'burnt-out case', a leper who has gone through a stage of mutilation. However, as Querry loses himself in work for the lepers his disease of mind slowly approaches a cure. Then the white community finds out who Querry is...
Original title: A Burnt-Out Case
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary Fiction/classics