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John le Carré (David Cornwell): 1931-2020 R.I.P.
Novelist John le Carré died last week at the age of 89. Best known for his novels about spies, espionage and governmental bureaucratic intrigue, le Carre’s work would seem to have little in common with that of Evelyn Waugh. Spies … Continue reading
Posted in Adaptations, Brideshead Revisited, Newspapers, Scoop, Sword of Honour, Television Tagged Daily Telegraph, Guardian, John le Carre, Mark Lawson Comments Off on John le Carré (David Cornwell): 1931-2020 R.I.P.
George Smiley and Basil Seal
The Evening Standard has reviewed John Le Carre’s latest novel A Legacy of Spies in which he revives his old characters from the George Smiley novels. The reviewer David Sexton has this observation about the pitfalls of this practice: Often it … Continue reading
Posted in Academia, Basil Seal Rides Again, Discussions, Labels, Letters, Newspapers Tagged Evening Standard, John le Carre, New York University, Paula Byrne, Sir Arthur Evans, The Oldie Comments Off on George Smiley and Basil Seal
Waugh’s Eton Envy
Commonweal magazine in its current issue has a review of Adam Sisman’s biography of novelist John le Carre. The review is by Jeffrey Meyers who has also written biographies of several literary figures. Waugh features in the review in connection with le … Continue reading
Posted in Articles, Biographies, Ronald Knox Tagged Anthony Powell, Commonweal, David Cameron, Eton College, Guardian, John le Carre, Justin Welby Comments Off on Waugh’s Eton Envy