The Secret Pilgrim

A Novel

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Author: John le Carré

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 1524797626

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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The acclaimed novel featuring George Smiley, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Legacy of Spies and The Night Manager, now an AMC miniseries The rules of the game, and of the world, have changed. Old enemies now yield to glasnost and perestroika. The killing shadows of the Cold War are flooded with light. The future is unfathomable. To train new spies for this uncertain future, one must show them the past. Enter the man called Ned, the loyal and shrewd veteran of the Circus. With the inspiration of his inscrutable mentor George Smiley, Ned thrills all as he recounts forty exhilarating years of Cold War espionage across Europe and the Far East—an electrifying, clandestine tour of honorable old knights and notorious traitors, triumph and failure, passion and hate, suspicion, sudden death, and old secrets that haunt us still. Praise for The Secret Pilgrim “Intriguing . . . magisterial . . . The many ingredients are skillfully marshaled. . . . Lucidly and elegantly controlled.”—The New York Times Book Review “Scorching . . . fascinating . . . seductive . . . a dazzler.”—Entertainment Weekly “Powerful . . . a highly absorbing tale.”—Newsday “Extraordinary.”—USA Today

Le Carré's Landscape

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Author: Tod Hoffman

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773569642

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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In Le Carré's Landscape Tod Hoffman, a former intelligence officer, offers a unique perspective on le Carré's work. He juxtaposes his own experiences and extensive research with le Carré's fiction, shedding light on those dank recesses where spying is done. Taking the reader through the countries and continents of le Carré's fiction, Hoffman reflects on the political causes and personal effect of spying - secrecy, manipulation, deceit, treason. Le Carré's Landscape is a unique look at the master of the spy genre - a man who has captured the imaginations of millions of readers and perhaps enticed more than a few into the real world of espionage.

Understanding John Le Carré

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Author: John L. Cobbs

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781570031687

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 297

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This text provides an introduction to a writer who is arguably 20th-century England's most successful serious novelist and one of the foremost living figure in English literature of espionage and detection. The author aims to establish that le Carre's fiction transcends the genre of espionage writing, and that he is pre-eminently a social commentator who writes novels of manners.

Originals with Key

Classic and Modern Fiction and Non-fiction in English

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Author: Clare West

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521140501

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 143

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Originals introduces intermediate-level students to a wide range of authors and encourages them to develop their English by reading for pleasure. The book contains extracts from classic and modern fiction and non-fiction, written in English by authors from many different countries. There are extracts from classic novels and short stories, spy and ghost stories, thrillers, war, fantasy novels, a biography and contemporary fiction. The texts has been carefully selected for the level so that intermediate students, and those preparing for the Cambridge Preliminary English Test (PET), will be able to understand them with the help of the notes and exercises.

Originals

Classic and Modern Fiction and Non-Fiction in English

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Author: Clare West

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052114048X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 127

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Originals introduces intermediate-level students to a wide range of authors and encourages them to develop their English by reading for pleasure. The book contains extracts from classic and modern fiction and non-fiction, written in English by authors from many different countries. There are extracts from classic novels and short stories, spy and ghost stories, thrillers, war, fantasy novels, a biography and contemporary fiction. The texts has been carefully selected for the level so that intermediate students, and those preparing for the Cambridge Preliminary English Test (PET), will be able to understand them with the help of the notes and exercises.

Bookless in Baghdad

Reflections on Writing and Writers

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Author: Shashi Tharoor

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1611454085

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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“This amalgam of essay, literary criticism, and memoir blends into a tribute to the world of books.” —Chicago Tribune

The Secret of Self-transformation

A Synthesis of Tantra and Yoga

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Author: Rohit Mehta

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 9788120803817

Category: Tantra

Page: 174

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The central theme of dicussion in this monograph revolves round the problem of man`s self-transformation in the midst of an artificial and soulless civilization. According to the author, the solution to the problem lies in a synthesis between `the rwo principal tradition of India`- Yoga and Tantra which he defines as philosophy and practice. The secret of self-Transformation is at once an indictment of all sorts of monstrosities that under the banner of modern dcience and a call for revolutionary change within man himself.

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Author: Karl W. Ryavec

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847695034

Category:

Page: 308

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This unique study provides an original, nitty-gritty view of the true nature and operation of Russia's state bureaucracy from the imperial period to the present, including the Putin presidency. The only book-length exploration of the problems and deficiencies of Russian bureaucracy since tsarist times, this detailed work sheds important new light on Russian public administration, an often-overlooked but key barrier to Russian normalization and democratization.

Fictional International Relations

Gender, Pain and Truth

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Author: Sungju Park-Kang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317970527

Category: Political Science

Page: 170

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This book proposes the idea of fictional International Relations (IR) and engages with feminist IR by contextualising the case of a woman spy in Korea in the Cold War. Fictional imagination and feminist IR encourage one to go beyond conventional or standard ways of thinking; it reshapes taken-for-granted interpretations and assumptions. This takes the view that a dominant narrative of events might be reconstructed as a different kind of story, once events are placed within a wider temporal approach. The case of the woman Korean secret agent- who reportedly bombed a South Korean plane (Korean Airlines (KAL) Flight 858) under the instruction from the North Korean leadership to disrupt the Seoul Olympic Games- is chosen to serve as an effective example of fictional IR and feminist IR scholarship, which can be investigated through the research puzzles concerning gender, pain and truth. Fictional International Relations has three main objectives. First, it investigates the way in which fiction-writing can become a method for dealing with data problems and contingency in IR. Second, the book examines how gender, pain and truth operate or interact in the case of the Korean spy and how this observation can strengthen feminist IR in terms of intersectionality. Finally, the author goes on to explore why this case has been so difficult to study openly and thoroughly. The aim of the book is not to refute the official findings; the point is to unpack complex dynamics surrounding truth—more specifically how the official account has been executed as ‘the’ truth—based on a feminist-informed investigation. This book will be of interest to students of IR theory, critical security studies, Cold War studies, gender studies and Asian studies.