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|Pessoa Denominada:||John Le Carré; John Le Carré|
|Tipo de Material:||Biografia, Publicação do governo, Publicação de governo estadual ou província|
|Tipo de Documento:||Livro|
|Todos os Autores / Contribuintes:||
John L Cobbs
|Descrição:||viii, 297 p. ; 19 cm.|
|Conteúdos:||Biography and career --
Loomings : Call for the dead and A murder of quality --
The spy who came in from the cold --
The coldest war : the Looking-glass war and A small town in Germany --
Interlude : The naive and sentimental lover --
Tinker, tailor, soldier, spy --
Cold war in the wings : The honourable schoolboy --
Last illusions : Smiley's people --
The theatre of the real : The little drummer girl --
Whose name was writ in water : A perfect spy --
The cold war wanes : The Russia house and The secret pilgrim --
Better than Bond : The night manager --
All sorts and conditions of men : Our game --
The captains and kings depant : The tailor of Panama.
|Título da Série:||Understanding contemporary British literature.|
|Outros Títulos:||John Le Carré|
|Responsabilidade:||John L. Cobbs.|
In a biographical sketch of the writer, Cobbs describes le Carre's relationship with his father, his often overlooked academic success, his choice of a pseudonym, and his reputation as one who once worked in British intelligence, perhaps as a spy. In a critical overview of his literary career, Cobbs examines le Carre's primary themes, including the importance of the Cold War, the pull of conflicting loyalties, the corruption of bureaucracy, the tension between the individual and the state, personal betrayal rationalized by misguided idealism, and the pathos of vulnerable humanity in the grip of amoral and impersonal political and social institutions.
- Le Carré, John, -- 1931- -- Criticism and interpretation.
- Spy stories, English -- History and criticism.
- Smiley, George (Fictitious character)
- Espionage in literature.
- Spies in literature.
- Le Carré, John
- Espionage in literature
- Le Carré, John -- Criticism and interpretation
- Spies in literature
- Spy stories, English -- History and criticism