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The Resource The pigeon tunnel : stories from my life, John Le Carre

The pigeon tunnel : stories from my life, John Le Carre

Label
The pigeon tunnel : stories from my life
Title
The pigeon tunnel
Title remainder
stories from my life
Statement of responsibility
John Le Carre
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'Out of the secret world I once knew, I have tried to make a theatre for the larger worlds we inhabit. First comes the imagining, then the search for reality. Then back to the imagining, and to the desk where I'm sitting now.' From his years serving in British Intelligence during the Cold War, to a career as a writer that took him from war-torn Cambodia to Beirut on the cusp of the 1982 Israeli invasion, to Russia before and after the collapse of the Berlin Wall, John le Carre has always written from the heart of modern times. In this, his first memoir, le Carre is as funny as he is incisive - reading into the events he witnesses the same moral ambiguity with which he imbues his novels. Whether he's writing about the parrot at a Beirut hotel that could perfectly mimic machine gun fire, or visiting Rwanda's museums of the unburied dead in the aftermath of the genocide, or celebrating New Year's Eve with Yasser Arafat, or interviewing a German terrorist in her desert prison in the Negev, or watching Alec Guinness preparing for his role as George Smiley, or describing the female aid worker who inspired the main character in his The Constant Gardener, le Carre endows each happening with vividness and humour, now making us laugh out loud, now inviting us to think anew about events and people we believed we understood. Best of all, le Carre gives us a glimpse of a writer's journey over more than six decades, and his own hunt for the human spark that has given so much life and heart to his fictional characters
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1931-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Le Carré, John
Dewey number
B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Le Carré, John
  • Le Carre, John
  • Novelists, English
Target audience
adult
Label
The pigeon tunnel : stories from my life, John Le Carre
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058597816
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 310 pages
Isbn
9780241976876
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)958289642
Label
The pigeon tunnel : stories from my life, John Le Carre
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058597816
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 310 pages
Isbn
9780241976876
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)958289642

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