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Conversations With John Le Carr

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Author: John Le Carré
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Release Date: 2004
Book Size: 59.78 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 180
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Conversations With John Le Carr

by John Le Carré, Conversations With John Le Carr Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Conversations With John Le Carr book, Master spy thriller writer John le Carré talks about his craft, the nature of language, the literature he loves, and the ways his life influences the creation of his novels and his characters in this collection of engaging interviews with George Plimpton, Melvyn Bragg, and other luminaries. Simultaneous.



John Le Carr S Post Cold War Fiction

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Author: Robert Lance Snyder
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
Release Date: 2018-02-28
Book Size: 43.56 MB
Book Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 204
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John Le Carr S Post Cold War Fiction

by Robert Lance Snyder, John Le Carr S Post Cold War Fiction Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download John Le Carr S Post Cold War Fiction book, This is an analysis of the first 10 post—Cold Warnovels of one of the most significant ethicists in contemporary fiction. This book challenges distinctions between “popular” and “serious” literature by recognizing le Carré as one of the most significant ethicists in contemporary fiction, contributing to an overdue reassessment of his literary stature. Le Carré’s ten post–Cold War novels constitute a distinctive subset of his espionage fiction in their response to the momentous changes in geopolitics that began in the 1990s. Through a close reading of these novels, Snyder traces how—amid the “War on Terror” and transnationalism—le Carré weighes what is at stake in this conflict of deeply invested ideologies.



Understanding John Le Carr

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Author: John L. Cobbs
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Release Date: 1998
Book Size: 77.84 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 297
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Understanding John Le Carr

by John L. Cobbs, Understanding John Le Carr Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Understanding John Le Carr book, John Cobbs establishes that contemporary English novelist John le Carre's fiction transcends the genre of espionage, and that le Carre is preeminently a social commentator who writes novels of manners. Cobbs analyzes each of le Carre's novels and offers a biographical sketch, describing le Carre's often overlooked academic success and reputation as a once member of British Intelligence.



Dead Drop

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Author: Jeremy Duns
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2013-06-06
Book Size: 56.53 MB
Book Format: PDF, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 368
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Dead Drop

by Jeremy Duns, Dead Drop Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Dead Drop book, An astonishing true story of how the CIA, MI6 and a Soviet defector saved the world in 1962 In August 1960, a Soviet colonel called Oleg Penkovsky tried to make contact with the West. His first attempt was to approach two young American students in Moscow. He handed them a bulky envelope and pleaded with them to deliver it to the American embassy. MI6 and the CIA came to believe Penkovsky was genuine and so the two agencies decided to run the operation jointly. It ran right through the Berlin crisis -- in an astonishing near-miss, Penkovsky learned that the Wall was going to be built four days before it happened but was unable to contact his handlers -- and the Cuban Missile Crisis, in which rocket manuals Penkovsky had handed over were crucial in determining what Khrushchev was doing, and helped Kennedy and his team end the crisis and avert a nuclear war. Penkovsky, codenamed HERO, is widely seen as the most important spy of the Cold War, and the CIA-MI6 joint operation to run him has never been bettered. But had the KGB already 'turned' Penkovsky and were the Russians making sure he saw the information they wanted him to see? If so, it may even have been possible that the whole Cuban Missile Crisis might have been a Russian deception operation. Thrilling, evocative and hugely controversial, Codename Heroblows apart some of the myths about one of the Cold War's most well-known operations as the world stood on the brink of nuclear destruction. PRAISE FOR THE PAUL DARK TRILOGY: * 'A wholly engrossing and sophisticated spy novel . . . Fascinating and compelling' William Boyd



Of Literature And Knowledge

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Author: Peter Swirski
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2007-02-12
Book Size: 52.46 MB
Book Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 208
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Of Literature And Knowledge

by Peter Swirski, Of Literature And Knowledge Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download Of Literature And Knowledge book, "Of Literature and Knowledge looks ... like an important advance in this new and very important subject... literature is about to become even more interesting." – Edward O. Wilson, Pellegrino University Professor, Harvard University. Framed by the theory of evolution, this colourful and engaging volume presents a new understanding of the mechanisms by which we transfer information from narrative make-believe to real life. Ranging across game theory and philosophy of science, as well as poetics and aesthetics, Peter Swirski explains how literary fictions perform as a systematic tool of enquiry, driven by thought experiments. Crucially, he argues for a continuum between the cognitive tools employed by scientists, philosophers and scholars or writers of fiction. The result is a provocative study of our talent and propensity for creating imaginary worlds, different from the world we know yet invaluable to our understanding of it. Of Literature and Knowledge is a noteworthy challenge to contemporary critical theory, arguing that by bridging the gap between literature and science we might not only reinvigorate literary studies but, above all, further our understanding of literature.



The Man Who Was George Smiley

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Author: Michael Jago
Publisher: Biteback Publishing
Release Date: 2013-02-14
Book Size: 16.22 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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The Man Who Was George Smiley

by Michael Jago, The Man Who Was George Smiley Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download The Man Who Was George Smiley book, Investigator, interrogator, intellectual hero: the perfect inspiration for the perfect spy. This first full-length biography traces the life of the remarkable and engaging John Bingham, the man behind John le Carré's George Smiley. The heir to an Irish barony and a spirited young journalist, John Bingham joined MI5 in 1940; his quiet intellect, wry wit and knack for observation made him a natural. He took part in many of MI5's greatest wartime missions - from the tracking of Nazi agents in Britain to Operation double cross that ensured the success of D-Day - and later spent three decades running agents in Britain against the Communist target. Among his colleagues his skills were legendary and he soon became a mentor to many a novice spy - including one David Cornwell, the later le Carré. Bingham, too, was an innovative writer who perfected the psychological thriller, marrying cold objectivity with an explanation of the darkest reaches of human behaviour. His early novels were applauded but, for all his success, Bingham struggled to match the fame of the man he had inspired. Drawing on Bingham's published and unpublished writings, as well as interviews with his family, Michael Jago skilfully tells the riveting yet poignant tale of the man who was George Smiley.



The Night Manager

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Author: John le Carré
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Release Date: 2015-09-16
Book Size: 59.16 MB
Book Format: PDF
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 480
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The Night Manager

by John le Carré, The Night Manager Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download The Night Manager book, Now an AMC miniseries • The acclaimed novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Legacy of Spies and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy John le Carré, the legendary author of sophisticated spy thrillers, is at the top of his game in this classic novel of a world in chaos. With the Cold War over, a new era of espionage has begun. In the power vacuum left by the Soviet Union, arms dealers and drug smugglers have risen to immense influence and wealth. The sinister master of them all is Richard Onslow Roper, the charming, ruthless Englishman whose operation seems untouchable. Slipping into this maze of peril is Jonathan Pine, a former British soldier who’s currently the night manager of a posh hotel in Zurich. Having learned to hate and fear Roper more than any man on earth, Pine is willing to do whatever it takes to help the agents at Whitehall bring him down—and personal vengeance is only part of the reason why. Praise for The Night Manager “A splendidly exciting, finely told story . . . masterly in its conception.”—The New York Times Book Review “Intrigue of the highest order.”—Chicago Sun-Times “Richly detailed and rigorously researched . . . Le Carré’s gift for building tension through character has never been better realized.”—People “Grimly fascinating, often nerve-wracking, and impossible to put down.”—Boston Herald



The Russia House

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Author: John le Carré
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 2011-05-26
Book Size: 66.31 MB
Book Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 464
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The Russia House

by John le Carré, The Russia House Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download The Russia House book, Barley Blair is not a Service man: he is a small-time publisher, a self-destructive soul whose only loves are whisky and jazz. But it was Barley who, one drunken night at a dacha in Peredelkino during the Moscow Book Fair, was befriended by a high-ranking Soviet scientist who could be the greatest asset to the West since perestroika began, and made a promise. Nearly a year later, his drunken promise returns to haunt him. A reluctant Barley is quickly trained by British Intelligence and sent to Moscow to liaise with a go-between, the beautiful Katya. Both are lonely and disillusioned. Each is increasingly certain that if the human race is to have any future, all must betray their countries ... In his first post-glasnost spy novel, le Carré captures the effect of a slow and uncertain thaw on ordinary people and on the shadowy puppet-masters who command them. Contains a foreword and afterword by the author.



Choice

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Release Date: 2004
Book Size: 20.29 MB
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Category : Academic libraries
Languages : en
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John Le Carre

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Author: Adam Sisman
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 2015-11-03
Book Size: 10.53 MB
Book Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 720
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John Le Carre

by Adam Sisman, John Le Carre Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download John Le Carre book, The definitive biography of the internationally adored author of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and A Perfect Spy—arguably one of the most important and influential writers of the post-World War II period—by the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning biographer Adam Sisman. In this definitive biography—blessed by John le Carré himself—Adam Sisman reveals the man behind the bestselling persona. In John le Carré, Sisman shines a spotlight on David Cornwell, an expert at hiding in plain sight—“born to lying,” he wrote in 2002, “bred to it, trained to it by an industry that lies for a living, practiced in it as a novelist.” Of course, the pseudonym “John le Carré” has helped to keep the public at a distance. Sisman probes Cornwell’s unusual upbringing, abandoned by his mother at the age of only five and raised by his con man father (when not in prison), and explores his background in British intelligence, as well as his struggle to become a writer, and his personal life. Sisman has benefited from unfettered access to le Carré’s private archive, talked to the most important people in his life, and interviewed the man himself at length. Who is John le Carré? Intriguing, thorough, and packed with entertaining detail, this biography will be a treat for the legions of le Carré fans.



John Le Carr

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Author: Lynn Beene
Publisher: New York : Twayne Publishers
Release Date: 1992
Book Size: 72.88 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 179
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John Le Carr

by Lynn Beene, John Le Carr Books available in Docs, PDF, EPUB, Mobi, Textbook, Kindle Format. Download John Le Carr book, In John le Carre's artful espionage novels, the most prominent "spy" might well be the author himself, for throughout his fiction readers see a worried, conscientious man peering into the deformed hearts of those who would betray his people and warning us of their trickery. Le Carre (the pen name of David John Moore Cornwell) has amassed broad popular and critical appeal by exploring difficult subjects while keeping his books engaging, lucid, and within the boundaries of the genre he now defines. Using his constant theme of the meretricious relationship of love and betrayal, he exploits the conventions of espionage fiction to show that no absolute standards of public or personal conduct exist, that humanism, no matter how ponderously examined, cannot avoid inhumanity. In this comprehensive study of one of Britain's most prolific novelists (and alumnus of its espionage activities), LynnDianne Beene identifies le Carre's considerable talent at manipulating the espionage genre to bring it in line with his relentless moral vision. Beene finds that the best of le Carre's novels - The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1964), Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (1974), Smiley's People (1980), and The Little Drummer Girl (1983) - borrow some conventions from popular thrillers but are essentially literary fiction. Although le Carre's thrillers, like the work of genre novelists, include resourceful agents, animated narratives, technical espionage devices, and entangled political affairs, his characters, Beene contends, are more reminiscent of Charles Dickens's best caricatures: their actions remind readers that decency, love, and the line between betrayal and loyalty are precarious. In the tradition ofJoseph Conrad, Somerset Maugham, and Graham Greene, le Carre creates largely convincing characters whose often unshakable faith in conspiracy leads uncontrollably to treachery. Although often efficient, le Carre's people are pawns in an espionage chess game where betrayal is the basic tactic: once caught in the game, Beene observes, their only escapes are betrayal, death, or, worse, self-realization and angst, as is the case with the perennial character George Smiley. Le Carre is singular among contemporary writers because, Beene argues, he exchanges action, the mainstay of espionage fiction and that which makes the genre pure entertainment, for psychological debate and ethical paralysis. Le Carre writes of an "our side" indistinguishable from "theirs": "we" can be incompetent, fumbling, and mindlessly destructive; "they" can be decent, conscientious, and dedicated. Beene judiciously avoids literary categories in this straightforward, chronological analysis of le Carre, ranking him with the best of Britain's nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century novelists but not disregarding the fact that he is a writer of his time, of the cold war's technological gadgetry and often absurd political liaisons. Her portrait will prove of particular interest to students of what is now a containable literary period: the cold war, 1945-1989.



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Author: جون لو لو كارية
Publisher: ناشرون الدار العربية للعلوم
Release Date: 2007
Book Size: 31.44 MB
Book Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Children of missionaries
Languages : ar
Pages : 349
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