My Name is Nobody actually falls somewhere between Robert Ludlum and Le Carre
Smiley's career as a dutiful and patriotic public servant--not to mention a devotee of the "special relationship" between Britain and America (a devotion le Carre
himself didn't share)--inspired my own desire to work in intelligence.
The Cold War may have ended many years ago in real life, but not for John le Carre
, who has now written a fascinating book derived from two of his earlier George Smiley novels, "The Spy Who Came in from the Cold" and "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
A LEGACY OF SPIES, JOHN LE CARRE
, 9780241308547 (VIKING) BD9.
always causes a buzz, and this elegant story deserves quite a fanfare.
A Legacy of Spies - John le Carre
, Viking - out now A NEW le Carre
always causes a buzz, and this elegant story from the now 85-year-old author deserves quite a fanfare.
hauls out his greatest creation, the Yoda-like spymaster George Smiley, for a cameo appearance, as if he were taking a 1960s-era Lamborghini long kept in the garage - Smiley's last appearance was 27 years ago, in The Secret Pilgrim - for a jaunty Sunday spin.
JOHN Le Carre
will share the secrets behind the creation of his most beloved character next week - and the whole event can be seen live at The Ucheldre Centre in Holyhead.
, whose real name is David Cornwell, is famous for the bestselling novels interwar era espionage.
In this late chapter, Lassner reminds us that spy fiction has long been divided into the romantic and realist schools (or escapist/cynical schools) and that the fiction by le Carre
was purposely "anti-Bond," contrasting the escapist pleasures of Fleming's hero with the "moral and psychological mayhem" (170) of the tradition developed by le Carre
and Graham Greene.
JOHN LE CARRE
IS THE NOM DE PLUME OF David John Moore Cornwell, a born-and-bred Englishman whose father, Ronnie Cornwell, was a notorious confidence man.
THE PIGEON TUNNEL: STORIES FROM MY LIFE BY JOHN LE CARRE
NEW YORK: VIKING.