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Understanding John Le Carré

Author: John L Cobbs
Publisher: Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, 1998.
Series: Understanding contemporary British literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Understanding John le Carre provides an introduction to a writer who is arguably twentieth-century England's most successful serious novelist and unquestionably the foremost living figure in English literature of espionage and detection. John L. Cobbs examines le Carre's life and work to identify the roots of his commercial and critical achievements. Cobbs establishes that le Carre's writing transcends the genre of
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: John Le Carré; John Le Carré; John Le Carré; John Le Carré
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John L Cobbs
ISBN: 1570031681 9781570031687
OCLC Number: 36761571
Description: viii, 297 pages ; 19 cm.
Contents: Biography and career --
Overview --
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.
Series Title: Understanding contemporary British literature.
Other Titles: John Le Carré
Responsibility: John L. Cobbs.

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This text provides an introduction to one of England's most influential novelists. The author seeks to establish that Le Carre's fiction transcends the genre of espionage writing and that he is a  Read more...

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