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John le Carré’s Post–Cold War Fiction
by Robert Lance Snyder
University of Missouri Press, 2017
Cloth: 978-0-8262-2099-8 | eISBN: 978-0-8262-7412-0

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

This is an analysis of the first 10 novels 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.


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