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John Le Carre

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  • 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy'

    'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy'
    A superb revisiting of the John Le Carre espionage novel that fueled a highly regarded television miniseries, this take on the tale boasts a fabulous, Oscar-nominated performance by Gary Oldman as former British intelligence agent George Smiley. He's...
  • 'Or,' tells playwright's tale of intrigue; more fizzle than 'Sizzle'

    'Or,' tells playwright's tale of intrigue; more fizzle than 'Sizzle'
    "Or," ***1/2Traveler, lover, playwright, spy — Aphra Behn’s improbable careers could have filled a few John Le Carre novels. The 17th century author of “The Rover” is cited most often as the first woman who earned her living...
  • 'Road Dogs': More Leonard made for Hollywood

    'Road Dogs': More Leonard made for Hollywood
    1. Visualize Harry Dean Stanton. Head north out of Detroit on I-75 past 8 Mile Road and you get to Bloomfield Hills, the wealthy suburb where Elmore Leonard lives. Although he was born in New Orleans in 1925, the 83-year-old novelist grew up middle-class...
  • Smiley's model

    James Bond may be the prototypical English spy, but more discerning readers know that John Le Carré's novels come as close as possible to depicting a "true" portrait of the men and women who populate British intelligence. His most indelible creation,...
  • David Kipen's entirely unofficial NEA exit interview

    David Kipen became director, National Reading Initiatives at the National Endowment for the Arts almost five years ago, when poet Dana Gioia led the agency. Much of Kipen's attention went to the Big Read, a national literacy project; he was......
  • Hardy’s in, Fassbender’s out of “Tinker, Tailor Soldier Spy”i

    One fo the great spy novels, John Le Carre's chatty, cerebral mole thriller, “Tinker, Tailer Soldier Spy” was already a pretty good British TV miniseries. In the 70s, mind you. Tomas Alfredson of “Let the Right One In” is about...