skip to content
The spy story Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The spy story

Author: John G Cawelti; Bruce A Rosenberg
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Why has the spy story become such a popular form of entertainment in our time? In this fascinating account of the genre's evolution, John G. Cawelti and Bruce A. Rosenberg explore the social, political, and artistic sources of the spy story's wide appeal. They show how, in a time of bewildering political and corporate organization, the spy story has become increasingly relevant, the secret agent hero expressing the  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John G Cawelti; Bruce A Rosenberg
ISBN: 0226098680 9780226098685
OCLC Number: 14905921
Description: x, 259 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The appeal of clandestinity --
The spy story's story: a brief history --
The forms of the spy novel --
The joys of Buchaneering: John Buchan and the heroic spy story --
At a crossroads: Eric Ambler and Graham Greene --
Bonded excitement: Ian Fleming --
The complex vision of John le Carré --
Today's spy: recent espionage fiction --
Appendix: Motif and type index of the spy story --
A guide to the spy story.
Responsibility: John G. Cawelti, Bruce A. Rosenberg.
More information:

Abstract:

Why has the spy story become such a popular form of entertainment in our time? In this fascinating account of the genre's evolution, John G. Cawelti and Bruce A. Rosenberg explore the social, political, and artistic sources of the spy story's wide appeal. They show how, in a time of bewildering political and corporate organization, the spy story has become increasingly relevant, the secret agent hero expressing the feelings of divided and ambiguous loyalties with which many individuals face the modern world. In addition to a general history of the genre, Cawelti and Rosenberg present in-depth analyses of the work of certain writers who have given the spy story its shape, among them John Buchan, Eric Ambler, Graham Greene, Ian Fleming, and John le Carré. The Spy Story also includes an extensive appendix, featuring a literary and historical bibliography of espionage and clandestinity, a list of the best spy novels and films, a catalog of major spy writers and their heroes, and a selection of novels on espionage themes written by major twentieth-century authors and public figures. Written in a lively style that reflects the authors' enthusiasm for this intriguing form, The Spy Story will be read with pleasure by devotees of the genre as well as students of popular culture.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/14905921> # The spy story
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "14905921" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/ilu> ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/Chicago> ; # Chicago
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3943351855#Topic/geschichte> ; # Geschichte
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3943351855#Topic/engels> ; # Engels
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3943351855#Event/1900_1999> ; # 1900-1999
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1129780> ; # Spies in literature
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/823.087209/e19/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3943351855#Place/usa> ; # USA.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3943351855#Event/geschichte_1900> ; # Geschichte 1900-.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3943351855#Thing/spy_fiction_in_english_critical_studies> ; # Spy fiction in English - Critical studies
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3943351855#Topic/spionageroman> ; # Spionageroman
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3943351855#Topic/roman_d_espionnage_anglais_histoire_et_critique> ; # Roman d'espionnage anglais - Histoire et critique
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3943351855#Topic/spionageverhalen> ; # Spionageverhalen
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008112216> ; # Spy stories, English--History and criticism
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3943351855#Topic/englisch> ; # Englisch
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/915386> ; # Espionage in literature
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/910817> ; # English fiction
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3943351855#Topic/roman_anglais_20e_siecle_histoire_et_critique> ; # Roman anglais - 20e siècle - Histoire et critique
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3943351855#Place/englisch> ; # Englisch.
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1131046> ; # Spy stories, English
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008103094> ; # English fiction--20th century--History and criticism
    schema:author <http://viaf.org/viaf/91290271> ; # John G. Cawelti
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/61692981> ; # Bruce A. Rosenberg
    schema:datePublished "1987" ;
    schema:description "Why has the spy story become such a popular form of entertainment in our time? In this fascinating account of the genre's evolution, John G. Cawelti and Bruce A. Rosenberg explore the social, political, and artistic sources of the spy story's wide appeal. They show how, in a time of bewildering political and corporate organization, the spy story has become increasingly relevant, the secret agent hero expressing the feelings of divided and ambiguous loyalties with which many individuals face the modern world. In addition to a general history of the genre, Cawelti and Rosenberg present in-depth analyses of the work of certain writers who have given the spy story its shape, among them John Buchan, Eric Ambler, Graham Greene, Ian Fleming, and John le Carré. The Spy Story also includes an extensive appendix, featuring a literary and historical bibliography of espionage and clandestinity, a list of the best spy novels and films, a catalog of major spy writers and their heroes, and a selection of novels on espionage themes written by major twentieth-century authors and public figures. Written in a lively style that reflects the authors' enthusiasm for this intriguing form, The Spy Story will be read with pleasure by devotees of the genre as well as students of popular culture."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/3943351855> ;
    schema:genre "Criticism, interpretation, etc."@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "The spy story"@en ;
    schema:productID "14905921" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/14905921#PublicationEvent/chicago_university_of_chicago_press_1987> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3943351855#Agent/university_of_chicago_press> ; # University of Chicago Press
    schema:url <http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780226098685.pdf> ;
    schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0608/86030716-t.html> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780226098685> ;
    umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GB8945569> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/14905921> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/Chicago> # Chicago
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Chicago" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3943351855#Agent/university_of_chicago_press> # University of Chicago Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "University of Chicago Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3943351855#Event/geschichte_1900> # Geschichte 1900-.
    a schema:Event ;
    schema:name "Geschichte 1900-." ;
    schema:name "Geschichte 1900-" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3943351855#Thing/spy_fiction_in_english_critical_studies> # Spy fiction in English - Critical studies
    a schema:Thing ;
    schema:name "Spy fiction in English - Critical studies" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3943351855#Topic/roman_anglais_20e_siecle_histoire_et_critique> # Roman anglais - 20e siècle - Histoire et critique
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Roman anglais - 20e siècle - Histoire et critique"@en ;
    schema:name "Roman anglais--20e siècle--Histoire et critique"@fr ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/3943351855#Topic/roman_d_espionnage_anglais_histoire_et_critique> # Roman d'espionnage anglais - Histoire et critique
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Roman d'espionnage anglais - Histoire et critique"@en ;
    schema:name "Roman d'espionnage anglais--Histoire et critique"@fr ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008103094> # English fiction--20th century--History and criticism
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "English fiction--20th century--History and criticism"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2008112216> # Spy stories, English--History and criticism
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Spy stories, English--History and criticism"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1129780> # Spies in literature
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Spies in literature"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1131046> # Spy stories, English
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Spy stories, English"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/910817> # English fiction
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "English fiction"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/915386> # Espionage in literature
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Espionage in literature"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/61692981> # Bruce A. Rosenberg
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Rosenberg" ;
    schema:givenName "Bruce A." ;
    schema:name "Bruce A. Rosenberg" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/91290271> # John G. Cawelti
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Cawelti" ;
    schema:givenName "John G." ;
    schema:name "John G. Cawelti" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780226098685>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0226098680" ;
    schema:isbn "9780226098685" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.