The Resource John le Carré : the biography, Adam Sisman

John le Carré : the biography, Adam Sisman

Label
John le Carré : the biography
Title
John le Carré
Title remainder
the biography
Statement of responsibility
Adam Sisman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
John le Carre is still at the top more than half a century after The Spy Who Came in from the Cold Always secretive about his background and Secret Service career (blocking one biography from publication in the 1990s, then choosing a biographer who abandoned the project), John le Carre (David Cornwell) has finally given his blessing to Adam Sisman, who has delivered a biography that reads like a novel.From his bleak childhood--the departure of his mother when he was five was followed by "sixteen hugless years" in the dubious care of his father, a serial-seducer and con-man--through recruitment by both MI5 and MI6, his years as an agent for British Intelligence during the Cold War, to his emergence as the master of the espionage novel, le Carre has repeatedly quarried his life for his fiction. His acute psychological renderings of undercover operations and the moral ambiguities of the Cold War and our present-day politics lend his novels a level of credibility that is unmistakable. Sisman's great biography uncovers for us the remarkable story of an enigmatic writer whose commercial success has sometimes overshadowed appreciation for his extraordinary abilities
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sisman, Adam
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6062.E33
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Le Carré, John
  • Le Carré, John
  • Novelists, English
  • Novelists, English
Label
John le Carré : the biography, Adam Sisman
Link
http://evpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=A0FF4FC0-7EB5-43DA-A61A-8ADBA5C41799
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn907967832
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062106292
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 76F5B4BC-EDA2-4ED4-8215-0BC38FA1A951
  • A0FF4FC0-7EB5-43DA-A61A-8ADBA5C41799
Label
John le Carré : the biography, Adam Sisman
Link
http://evpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=A0FF4FC0-7EB5-43DA-A61A-8ADBA5C41799
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn907967832
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062106292
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 76F5B4BC-EDA2-4ED4-8215-0BC38FA1A951
  • A0FF4FC0-7EB5-43DA-A61A-8ADBA5C41799

Library Locations

  • Central LibraryBorrow it
    200 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Evansville, IN, 47713, US
    37.971461 -87.565988
  • East BranchBorrow it
    840 E Chandler Ave., Evansville, IN, 47713, US
    37.965908 -87.550480
  • McCollough BranchBorrow it
    5115 Washington Ave., Evansville, IN, 47715, US
    37.961977 -87.488508
  • North Park BranchBorrow it
    960 Koehler Dr., Evansville, IN, 47710, US
    38.026947 -87.577202
  • Oaklyn BranchBorrow it
    3001 Oaklyn Dr., Evansville, IN, 47711, US
    38.010718 -87.511553
  • Red Bank BranchBorrow it
    120 S Red Bank Rd., Evansville, IN, 47712, US
    37.977988 -87.636409
  • Stringtown BranchBorrow it
    2100 Stringtown Rd., Evansville, IN, 47711, US
    37.996832 -87.555245
  • West BranchBorrow it
    2000 W Franklin St., Evansville, IN, 47712, US
    37.979875 -87.594773
Processing Feedback ...