The Resource John le Carré : the biography, Adam Sisman

John le Carré : the biography, Adam Sisman

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John le Carré : the biography
Title
John le Carré
Title remainder
the biography
Statement of responsibility
Adam Sisman
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The definitive biography of the internationally adored author of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and A Perfect Spy-arguably one of the most important and influential writers of the post-World War II period-by the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning biographer Adam Sisman. In this definitive biography-blessed by John le Carré himself-Adam Sisman reveals the man behind the bestselling persona. In John le Carré, Sisman shines a spotlight on David Cornwell, an expert at hiding in plain sight - "born to lying," he wrote in 2002, "bred to it, trained to it by an industry that lies for a living, practiced in it as a novelist." Of course, the pseudonym "John le Carré" has helped to keep the public at a distance. Sisman probes Cornwell's unusual upbringing, abandoned by his mother at the age of only five and raised by his con man father (when not in prison), and explores his background in British intelligence, as well as his struggle to become a writer, and his personal life. Sisman has benefited from unfettered access to le Carré's private archive, talked to the most important people in his life, and interviewed the man himself at length. Who is John le Carré? Intriguing, thorough, and packed with entertaining detail, this biography will be a treat for the legions of le Carré fans
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Summary
The definitive biography of the internationally adored author of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, and A Perfect Spy—arguably one of the most important and influential writers of the post-World War II period—by the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning biographer Adam Sisman
Writing style
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10455320
Cataloging source
Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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Sisman, Adam
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Le Carré, John
  • Novelists, English
Target audience
adult
Label
John le Carré : the biography, Adam Sisman
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Publication
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12276434
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780062106292
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12276434
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12276434
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
John le Carré : the biography, Adam Sisman
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12276434
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780062106292
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12276434
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12276434
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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