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Intrigue : espionage and culture

Author: Allan Hepburn
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book examines the tradition of the spy narrative from its inception in the late nineteenth century through the present day. Ranging from John le Carre's bestsellers to Elizabeth Bowen's novels, from James Bond to John Banville's contemporary narratives. Allan Hepburn sets the historical contexts of these fictions: the Cambridge spy ring; the Profumo Affair; the witch-hunts against gay men in the civil service  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Allan Hepburn
ISBN: 0300104987 9780300104981
OCLC Number: 55948010
Description: xvii, 327 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Spies : a theory of intrigue --
Thrills : fear and catharsis as ideological effects --
Codes : self-evident meaning in narratives of intrigue --
Ghosts : illegitimacy and commitment in Under western eyes --
Sewers : fantasies of death and disgust in The third man --
Collaborations : love and war in The heat of the day --
Walls : The spy who came in from the cold as allegory --
Leaks : fighting the queer cold war in The untouchable --
Disappearances : missing bodies in Sabbatical --
Democracy : the death of a spy.
Responsibility: Allan Hepburn.
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