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John Le Carré's post-cold war fiction

Author: Robert Lance Snyder
Publisher: Columbia, Missouri : University of Missouri Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Challenges distinctions between ""popular"" and ""serious"" literature by recognizing le Carre as one of the most significant ethicists in contemporary fiction, contributing to an overdue  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: John Le Carré; John Le Carré; John Le Carré; John Le Carré
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Lance Snyder
ISBN: 9780826220998 0826220991
OCLC Number: 952790047
Description: xiii, 189 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : John le Carré's Post-Cold War Journey --
The Night Manager and Our Game : "We have met the enemy, and he is us" --
The Tailor of Panama and Single & Single : Ludic fabrication, self-begotten sons, and a New World Order --
The Constant Gardener and Absolute Friends : "Whoever owns the truth owns the game" --
The Mission Song and A Most Wanted Man : Covert surveillance, deniable syndicates, and extraordinary rendition --
Our Kind of Traitor and A Delicate Path : "Who were we doing all the secrecy stuff for?" --
Conclusion : John le Carré and the cultural imaginary.
Responsibility: Robert Lance Snyder.

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"Makes the case that le Carre's work is far more significant than mere genre fiction. In this respect Snyder links le Carre's liberal humanism with that of George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, and Graham Read more...

 
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